Your resume is the backbone of your application - often it will be the first thing hiring managers read. If you aren’t clear about your skills, qualifications and experience, you won’t get a chance to tell your story.
Your cover letter gives you a chance to show off a little personality before the interview. Use the cover letter to introduce yourself, tell your story and showcase how you fit the position.
Crafting your letter:
References are an often forgotten, but valuable piece of the application process. References can help verify your past work experiences, skill set, and professionalism.
Selecting your references:
This reference guide provides step by step instructions on finding the AHS Job Board, creating a general profile, searching, and applying to jobs.
The Government of Alberta’s alis – Careers, Learning, and Employment website offers you a straightforward overview of what you should include in an effective resume and cover letter, as well as, advanced techniques to help sell your skills to prospective employers. Visit your local Alberta Supports Centre, or call their contact centre, for more help on being competitive in the labour market.
The Government of Canada's Job Bank provides an easy-to-use Resume Builder. Create your resume one box at a time and let the Resume Builder do the formatting for you.
If you are a newcomer to Alberta, alis has resources geared to newcomers looking for work which can assist you in all stages of your career. For more career and employment services, as well as family and social supports, visit an Alberta Supports Centre near you, or call their contact centre.
Students and new graduates may also have an opportunity to utilize their post-secondary institution’s career centre. Universities and colleges offer a variety of services including resume review, interview preparation, networking events, and more.