Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

A targeted resumé is essential for an effective application to any type of job. The Career Centre is here is assist you in preparing an effective resumé, cover letter and application.

The following services are available to you:

  • Attend a Cover Letter Writing workshop - Waterloo campus or Brantford campus (click here for the workshop slides)
  • Book an appointment to meet with a Career Centre staff member (if you are an undergraduate student at the Waterloo campus, please attend a resumé writing workshop prior to booking an appointment)
  • Come to the Career Centre for a 10 minute appointment during drop-in hours
  • Meet with a Peer Advisor at a Career Centre Information Booth at the Waterloo campus for a quick resumé check - view the event calendar for dates and locations
  • Read the Career Centre's Resumé Guidebook - contains sample resumés, CV, cover letters as well as tips for preparing effective documents
  • View the Career Centre's Transferable Skills booklet - contains an inventory of key skills sought by employers including variations in wording to assist you in the preparation of your resumé and cover letter
  • Use resources in the Career Resource Centre
  • View additional information about resumé or CV development for graduate and professional students


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