Use these helpful links and resources to assist you in your job search, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and career planning.
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>Resume Template Library 1: Resume Genius' Original Designs - Expert's Choice Resume
>Template Library 2: Advanced Layouts
Template Library 3: Professional Profile Layouts
>Template Library 4: Creative Layouts
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Everyone needs a resume when job hunting. Learn which resume formats the experts prefer and how to effectively write summary statements, your employment history, and other sections. Then browse GFC's Learn Free sample resumes and use the resume template to write your own.
Connecting Literacy and Employment through Essential Skills: Interactive workbook series by Literacy Link South Central.
TradesInfo.ca is a resource that helps you work or become certified in the trades in Canada. It is free of charge and available in English and French.
Different cover letters serve different purposes. Choose the cover letter type that matches your situation.
Invited Cover Letter
Use this format when responding to an ad or other listing. It matches your qualifications to the position requirements.
> Invited Cover Letter Sample (41KB, .pdf)
> Invited Cover Letter Sample - No Paid Work Experience (48KB, .pdf)
> Posted Ad Cover Letter Sample (59KB, .pdf)
The Cold-Contact Cover Letter
Use this format to contact employers who have not advertised or published job openings.
> Research the employer to find out specifics about the company. Then focus the cover letter on matching your qualifications with that research.
> Cold-Contact Cover Letter Sample (40KB, .pdf)
The Referral Cover Letter
Use this format if you were referred to a job opening through networking, informational interviews, or contact with employers. A referral may be to a specific job opening (advertised or unadvertised) or to an employer who may or may not be hiring now. Make sure you mention the person who referred you.
> Referral Cover Letter Sample (44KB, .pdf)
The Job Match or "T" Cover Letter
Use this format to match the specific requirements of the job with your qualifications. You can learn about the requirements from a job ad, position descriptions, phone conversations, career research, and informational interviews.
Writing a smart cover letter can get your foot in the door, even if you have a weak resume. This guide will help you to write the best cover letter possible.
The purpose of the STEP AHEAD resources is to help job seekers become more prepared and confident with the job search process. Although STEP AHEAD is a program designed to support people with convictions to successfully transition into the community and into employment it is a great tool to help anyone wanting to develop the skills needed to obtain employment. Some of the specific skills include: writing a quality resume, answering interview questions, and filling out online applications.
Use the links below to help know your skills, interests and work values: