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Workshop: How’s Your Resume?

2021-02-08 @ 12:00 13:00 MST

Getting ready to send out your field season applications? Or entering the workforce? Has your resume set you up for success?

Glynnis Hood and Samantha Morris-Yasinski shared some great tips and tricks for writing successful cover letters and resumes in this workshop. We discussed the three stages of the job application process: the cover letter, the resume, and the interview.

The cover letter is your first impression, so highlight a few things to demonstrate who you are and how well you write. Share some details about what you are going to bring to the employer. Remember that every word counts and be conscious of how many times you use the word “I”. Share some thoughts on you will contribute to the larger project and perspectives.

Your resume doesn’t have to be very long and should focus on the skills and experience that are relevant to the position you’re applying for. Make sure the formatting between sections is consistent. Include examples of writing and contributions to others’ work. Be specific in your certifications and specialized skills and use formal language.

Cast a wide net in your job search. We know it’s stiff competition out there and we wish you the best luck!

A video of the workshop is posted to our members area and is available for viewing if you’re a member.

An annual membership is only $20 – become a member here.

PO BOX 4990
Edmonton AB
T6E 5G8

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