Looking for a job, applying to a college or university – these can be daunting experiences, especially if it is your first time applying. But everyone has to start somewhere, and you will be a step ahead if you can show potential employers or schools that you are motivated to work hard and have the ability to get along well with other people.

How to leverage your Award on your resume

Referencing your experience, soft skills, and academic helps a potential employer or school get a better idea of who you are and the skills you have to offer their business or school.

If you are unsure how to get started with referencing your Award experiences on your resume, we’ve got a template right here to get you started: Sample CV Template

You may also find it useful to refer to the following example.

Don’t forget to let potential schools or employers know about any aspects of your Award you’ve kept up after you completed it. This demonstrates you’ve set up good habits, grow from your challenges, and continue to develop your skills. ​

Open for Gold is an initiative developed with support from the RBC Future Launch program. Support from RBC enables
the Award to invest in more resources to help young Canadians complete their Awards.