Resume and cover letter tips and tricks from U of T's Career Centre.
Resources for your Professional Career
Cover Letter Magic by Wendy Enelow; Louise KursmarkCover Letter Magic reveals the inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get noticed and land interviews. Step-by-step instructions throughout the book teach readers how to write, format, and distribute their cover letters for maximum impact. This extensive resource showcases more than 130 sample cover letters for all types of job seekers, including blue collar and trades, new graduate, mid-career professionals, senior managers and executives, and technical and scientific professions. Before-and-After transformations demonstrate how to turn a boring letter into a knockout. New content for this edition includes a chapter on recession-proofing your career and lifetime career management, as well as more sample electronic cover letters.
The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book by Nancy Schuman; Burton Jay NadlerFace it - words "matter" when it comes to getting noticed, getting the interview, and getting the job. In this invaluable guide to crafting the pitch that opens doors, staffing experts Schuman and Nadler give you hundreds of tools to make that happen.You will no longer struggle to find the phrases that best highlight your achievements; instead, you'll garner attention with such smart options as: "I created a program that accomplished the following . . .My work generated $5 million in revenue . . .I built a team of employees who created . . .The work I did saved my company $3 million . . .I solved the following problems for my employer . . . " The market's tight, but the jobs are out there. With these essential words and phrases, you can move your application to the top of the pile
Publication Date: 2010-10-18
Resumes for First-time Job HuntersCreate a strong, impressive resume that will lead you to the right job To stand out among the hundreds of job seekers applying for any position, you have to have a resume that hits the target every time. "Resumes for First-Time Job Hunters" offers: Nearly 100 sample resumes and 20 cover letters A variety of eye-catching resume formats Tips on highlighting your strengths and using active vocabulary Work sheets for gathering personal information And much more
Essential Skills Profiles (Government of Canada)Essential skills profiles describe how workers in various occupations use each of the key essential skills. They include: a brief description of the occupation, examples of tasks that illustrate how each essential skill is applied, and,
complexity ratings that indicate the level of difficulty of the example tasks.