Career FAQs - International Students
Should I include a photo in my resumé?
No, you should not include a photo in your resumé.
Should I include personal data (such as my date of birth) in my resumé?
You should include:
- contact information
You should NOT include:
- age/date of birth
- relationship status
- family information
- Social Insurance Number
- health or medical information
- political affiliation
Please consult our Resum? and Cover Letter Guide for additional details.
Can I use the same resumé and cover letter for all my job applications?
No, you should tailor your resumé and cover letter to the specific position for which you are applying.
I have applied for many jobs, but I have not been called for any interviews. What should I do?
Please consult our online career-related resources to learn about our suggested strategies to find a job in Canada. You can also book an appointment with a career advisor if you would like to discuss the job search process, or you can attend one of our job search workshops (see calendar). Keep in mind:
- Get familiar with the Canadian job market
- Your resume and cover letter need to conform to Canadian standards. Pay attention to structure, layout, length, and content.
- Always proofread your emails and supporting documents before submitting them
- Be professional whenever you communicate with prospective employers (via email, by phone, or in-person)
What is networking?
Please consult our Networking FAQs.
Employers are confused about my eligibility to work on-campus and/or off-campus because I am an international student. What should I do?
You can direct employers to our webpage Hire an International Student or Graduate.
Any suggestions for additional career-related FAQs for International Students? Contact the International Student Career Advisor.