First of all, congratulations on getting an interview. I’m sure that you did great. You can see this as a very encouraging sign that you are employable and that your resume and cover letter are doing their job of getting your foot in the door.
Hiring managers see a lot of resumes every day. You should spend some time thinking about how you can make yours stand out. I always try to make sure that there is something in my Canadian style resume that makes it unique and memorable. Of course I always make sure that I cover off everything that is listed in job description in terms of professional requirements too. I just like to add my hobbies and interests to make me seem more like a person and less of just a list of achievements and work history.
Writing a Canadian style resume can be a challenge for a lot of newcomers, it certainly was for me. I found that I needed to make a lot of big changes to how I approached my job search when I landed in Canada.
There will be lots of people out there telling you what you need to put into your resume, lots of tips and tricks and 7 steps to writing the perfect resume, but few will focus on what NOT to include. Hiring managers in Canada see hundreds if not thousands of resumes each year, not only does yours need to stand out above the rest, it also needs to steer clear of these common missteps.