Resume Writing

Let’s help you upgrade your resume to help you land your dream job at The Beer Store!

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 The Beer Store 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.