Writing your resume: Five things to be sure to include

Last updated November 29, 2022
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To make it easier to evaluate your application, the information in your resume must be up-to-date, relevant and true. Find out the five things you should be sure to include in your resume.

Your resume is the first item to focus on when applying for a job with the city. To maximize your chance of a positive outcome, be sure to provide the following basic information:

1. Contact information

  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address

2. Education or ongoing training

  • Degree(s) obtained
  • Educational institutions attended and dates degrees were obtained
  • Professional certifications, competency cards, professional associations
  • If you are still a student, indicate the number of courses or credits obtained and the expected graduation date

3. Work experience

  • Job title, organization and employment period (start and end dates)
  • Main job duties
  • Main achievements
  • Additional relevant information

4. Languages (spoken and written)

5. Knowledge of computers and software



For more information and advice, see the Preparing and Submitting Job Applications page on the official government of Québec website.