41 Prepare your job search documents (resume, cover letter, portfolio)

Through your research or contacts you’ll eventually learn of a job opening that aligns with your skills and your goals.

  1. Use the Resume Toolkit and this series of instructional videos to create the first draft of a resume that demonstrates your fit for the position and your alignment with the organization’s vision and values.
  2. For ideas and samples of industry specific resumes, look to this collection of e-books about resumes.
  3. If you’re applying for a position in a visual medium like architecture, use this guide to portfolios to get you started.
  4. Attend a Resume workshop at the Career Centre. 

You should create a new cover letter and resume for every position that you apply for – tailoring  the content to the job posting and what you know about the employer. Once you’ve created your first draft, take every opportunity to Make it Even Better.

Visit the Career Centre and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.

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