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Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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Resume Tips

A resume is an opportunity to differentiate your skills, knowledge and abilities from others with potentially similar backgrounds. In essence, it’s important to accurately showcase your accomplishments to ensure that the Hiring Manager can clearly see you have the skills needed to do the work. You can use whatever format you prefer, but listed below are the three general formats typically used.

  • Chronological
  • Functional
  • Combination of Chronological and Functional

Chronological

This format reflects each individual job and a summary of the key skills gleaned from each position. This type of resume is usually of value for job seekers that are job searching in one core area of expertise in which they have worked in for most of their jobs. View a sample.

Functional

This format showcases the relevant skills necessary for the position usually listed under one title as opposed to different jobs. It’s the best way to capture skills gathered from different positions in previous years which together make up the required skill set. View a sample.

Combination

This format includes a listing of the sought after skills, but also touches on the tasks performed for each job. It’s the most detailed, and can potentially be the most repetitive of the formats if not done well. View a sample.

Whatever the format you chose, remember to ensure that your resume clearly describes your skills, education, knowledge and experiences as they directly relate to the positions advertised.

The tips provided are just a starting point, but the internet as well as our libraries are wonderful resources to gather more detailed information.

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