Do Not Include On Your Resume
One of the main reasons that caregivers fail in getting hired is the inability to connect well with the North American culture. Oftentimes, a worker will have the experience and the background but presents it *all wrong* in their resume and cover letter. You have to present yourself clearly, professionally and briefly. Below is a list of No-No’s when it comes to your resume. Leave them off for Canada.
- Your Date of Birth. Age discrimination is illegal in Canada and your date of birth is considered personal information. Listing it is considered inappropriate.
- Marital Status. Whether you are married or single is considered to be personal information. It plays no role in the hiring process and should never be included.
- Your Religion. This is a definite no-no. Religion is regarded as personal and private. Never mention it in a professional setting. It’s a big mistake to do so.
- Your Height and Weight. Having this information on a resume is shocking for an employer. This is never to be discussed and very inappropriate to list.
- Your Passport Number. There is no need for an employer to have any personal information or identification at this point. Protect yourself. This is not appropriate.
- Your Picture. That’s right. It may be common in Europe, but in North America…no picture. Don’t do it. It’s not legal or appropriate.