Best Canadian Book Series
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Best Canadian Resumes 4th Edition
Best Canadian Cover Letters 3rd Edition
Guidelines For Submission
IMPORTANT: We have SPECIFIC guidelines for this book series. In order for your entry to be assessed, you must carefully follow each of the steps detailed below.
Deadline For Submissions: December 31, 2016
BEST CANADIAN RESUMES, 4th Edition
Call for Sample Resumes: Submit your best targeted Canadian resume samples for one or more of the following categories: recent graduates, entry-level positions, blue collar workers, new Canadians, career changers, disabilities, re-entering workforce (retirement/after sabbatical), ex-offenders, self-employed, military, aviation, and/or any uniquely Canadian profession. We are looking for modern, graphically designed resumes. We are not looking for management or executive resumes. Limit of three resume submissions per CPC member, please.
BEST CANADIAN COVER LETTERS, 3rd Edition
Call for Cover Letters and other Job Search Letters: Submit your best targeted Canadian cover letter samples for one or more of the following categories: recent graduates, entry-level positions, blue collar workers, mid-level, management, executive, new Canadians, career changers, disabilities, re-entering workforce (retirement/after sabbatical), ex-offenders, self-employed, military, aviation, and/or any uniquely Canadian profession. Submit as many different kinds of letters as you like. We are looking for cover letters targeted for job postings, recruiters, and companies. Other submissions may include networking and marketing letters, thank-you letters, confirmation letters, follow-up letters, and other job search letters. There is no limit to the number of submissions per CPC member in this category.
Fictionalize and “Canadianize” your Content
All submissions must be fictionalized and previously unpublished. Change all names, addresses, contact information, company names, and any other information that might identify the individual. Use a name that sounds realistic and credible based on your client’s background.
Make certain your formatting is immaculate.
- Create your documents in black and white or greyscale.
- Follow principles and guidelines outlined in the CRS, CIS, CES, and CCS certification guides.
For your protection, it is recommended that you receive written approval for publication directly from your client before submitting the document.
Format your Address Block
Name: Use a name that sounds realistic and credible based on your client’s background. Do not use your client’s actual name.
Street Address: You may choose to use a street address or not. If you use a street address, use a run of numbers with a non-identifying street name (e.g. 123 Any Street). If you choose not to add a street address, just include the City, Province, and Canada (Canada is optional). You may leave the address out completely, if appropriate.
Telephone Number: Use an actual area code matching the city followed by 555 and a run of numbers (e.g. 905.555.1234).
Postal code: Repeat the first letter of the postal code matching the city followed by the number one (e.g. M1M 1M1)
Email Address: Employ a standard artificial extension like @cpc.ca or @careerprocanada.ca
Website: If you include a website or LinkedIn address, format it as follows: www.infoxx.ca (where xx represents the person’s initials, first name, last name, or full name) linkedin.ca/in/infoxx (where xx represents the person’s initials, first name, last name, or full name)
Company Names: When you need to fictionalize a company name, use ABC Company, XYZ Organization, or something similar.
Carefully Proofread Your Content
Write in Canadian English. All spelling and grammar must be flawless. Carefully review your submission and insert hyphens between compound adjectives. Proofread, proofread, and proofread. We cannot accept any punctuation errors, irregularities, or inconsistencies.
Format for Saving Your Files
Please be sure to save your documents using the following identification format: Book-YOURLASTNAME-ClientLastName(as fictionalized).
Here are some examples of the file name format:
Email Your Documents
Please submit all contributions, citing “Best Canadian Career Book Series” in the subject line,
to Info@CareerProCanada.ca by no later than December 31, 2016.
All submissions must be sent via email in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. In the body of your email, please list all attachments and briefly explain your client’s target, challenges, and strategy used.
We thank everyone in advance for your submissions!
Our goal is to select and feature the best work of a wide range of Career Professionals and Resume Writers. A limited number of documents will be selected for inclusion in the book. Contributors will be credited in the book for any sample(s) that are selected to be published. Contributors receive no other compensation. If you have any questions please e-mail us at Info@CareerProCanada.ca