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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

Cover Letters

Your Cover Letter is one of the most important pieces when you are applying for a job. It introduces yourself to the employer and acts as your first impression. Be sure it's a good one!


Cover Letter Reviews


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:

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

Quick Tips

Use the same font as your resume.
If the address is not provided, find the employer’s address online.
If you do not have a contact name, you can address the letter to Human Resources, the Hiring Manager or leave it blank.
Unless otherwise directed, the Cover Letter should be a maximum of one page in length.
Always have someone else proof read your Cover Letter.

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