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Career Services: Career & Job Search Resources

Connecting University of Calgary students to jobs, career planning, employers on campus, career tips, workshops and much more! This resource compliments our website ucalgary.ca/careers.

Resumes & CVs

What is a Resume? A resume is a marketing document that shows a potential employer what relevant skills, education and accomplishments you have that will benefit them. It should demonstrate your talents and abilities for a specific job and shows that you CAN do the job, and WANT to do the job.

Resume and Cover Letter Application Examples

These examples are intended to provide an overview on how to target your resume and cover letter according to the job posting, but also to see the progress and improvement of each document.

Undergraduate Samples

Please note that although samples are listed by faculty, this does not suggest that you have to use that format. Review all samples and choose what suites you best.

Graduate Samples

Please note that although samples are listed by faculty, this does not suggest that you have to use that format. Review all samples and choose what suites you best.

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Resume Reviews

Drop-in

Need quick support that works with your busy schedule? Visit us during our drop-in times listed below. Please note that drop-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop in on Zoom here: https://ucalgary.zoom.us/j/96606930689

Until further notice, we will not be offering in-person advising at our offices. Career development specialists are available on Zoom during these hours:

  • Monday: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 – 10:30 a.m. 
  • Thursday: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon – 1:30 p.m

Hours are listed in Mountain Standard Time (MST)

eResume Review

Send us your resume or cover letter and let our Career Team help you (and your busy schedule) with our eResume Review paperless proofing! Complete the Student Checklist and then send it with your resume to csresume@ucalgary.ca

Quick Tips

Use the same font on your resume & cover letter.
Tailor each resume to each job you apply to.
Do your research! Find out as much as you can about the job and company you are applying to.
Include sections like: Profile/summary of skills/highlightsEducationExperience, & Volunteer or community involvement.

Additional Resources

Next Steps

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