Resume Writing

Let’s help you upgrade your resume to help you land your dream job at Brewers Distributor Ltd.!

Before starting your formal job application, consider if your knowledge, skills, and experience match the requirements of the role. In addition, it’s important to consider if the company culture and core values align to your own personal values, and how this role at Brewers Distributor Ltd. will help you achieve future career goals.

Once you’ve decided which role you would like to apply for, begin writing your resume. We always recommend tailoring your resume to the role you are applying for to ensure you are highlighting the knowledge, skills and transferable work experience that are applicable to the position.

Helpful Tips & Trips:

1.  Review the job posting in detail to determine the key responsibilities and required qualifications (education, experience, & skills).

2.  Create a resume (we suggest 1-2 pages in length) that highlights your transferable experience to help show how you could be a great fit for the role. We recommend focusing on each of the areas outlined in the job description.

3.  Decide whether you would like to write a chronological resume or a competency-based resume. (Competency is the capability to apply or use the set of related knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform 'critical work functions' or tasks in a defined work setting.)

4.  Tailor your resume so that you’ve emphasized the skills you are highly competent at and highlight any relevant work experience in well-defined sections.

5.  Be concise and focus on key accomplishments, skills/strengths, employment history, and education.

6.  Avoid adding irrelevant facts such as hobbies or interests, this can be discussed verbally during a pre-screen or interview to help the interview panel get to know you.

7.  Do not include any private and confidential information such as citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex/pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, receipt of public assistance or record of offences.

8.  Be sure to include current contact information on your resume such as a telephone number and e-mail address that you check regularly.

9.  Proofread your resume to ensure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors. We always recommend having a trusted friend or family member review your resume for a second set of eyes.

10.  What about a Cover Letter? Although submitting a Cover Letter is not required field for our online job applications, this is a great way to go above and beyond by demonstrating your applicable knowledge, skills, and experience and how you can be an asset for a particular position and/or the organization.

Tips for an Effective Interview

We have provided some helpful tips and tricks to help you prepare for your interview with us. These suggestions will help you articulate your experiences in a clear and concise format to ensure you make the most of your time with the hiring panel.

Interview Question Formats:

Technical Interview Questions
Technical interview questions are used to assess your practical knowledge level required for a specific role. They could involve walking us through steps to complete a process, outlining applicable policies and regulations, and further outlining your credentials.

Behavioural Interview Questions
These questions are used to understand experiences you’ve had in the past, how you acted at the time, and what you learned from it.

Situational Interview Questions
For entry-level roles, we understand that candidates may be beginning their career and have less behavioural experience to draw from. With situational questions, the focus is on a hypothetical scenario and candidates are asked to explain how they would react, given the circumstances.

STAR Method Interviews:

Our interviews may be comprised of technical, behavioural, and situational questions. When answering each type of question, it’s important to use the ‘STAR’ Method, to help the hiring panel understand the full picture.

Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must describe a specific event or situation, not a generalized description of what you have done in the past. Be sure to give enough detail for the interviewer to understand. This situation can be from a previous job, from a volunteer experience, or any relevant event. When outlining the situation, focus on your involvement.

Tell us about the goal you were working towards. Highlight the challenge that you took responsibility for completing.

Maintaining the focus on your role, describe the actions you took to address the situation with an appropriate amount of detail. Talk about the specific steps you took and what you personally did. If you worked in a team, be sure to avoid describing the team’s actions and maintain focus on your individual contributions.

Be clear about the outcome of your actions and highlight individual accomplishments. How did the situation end? What did you learn from this experience that you can apply in the future?


Video: Click here to watch a short video on tips on using the STAR method in an interview