Canadian Resumes

By Nicole Miller

I have been asked many times over the past few months, if I believe that Canada is becoming an extension of the United States, a 52nd state, if you will have it. Being an eternal optimist I will always reply that nothing could be further from the truth! I suddenly feel like breaking into a rendition of the “I am Canadian” commercial.  But seriously are there differences between Americans and Canadians and how do they apply within the résumé writing industry? Is it as simple as changing the spell check on your PC or is there more?

I have pondered responses to these questions for what seems to be an eternity, so when Laurie asked me to write outlining the differences to be noted when writing a résumé for a Canadian client, I of course jumped at the chance. Although it may seem to the untrained eye that clients from either side of the border are the same, let me assure you that nothing could be further from the truth.

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