"Your resume [and cover letter] represent many things: a window into your past, a snapshot of your current passion and ambition, and a vision of your preferred future."

-Alix Juillet, SFU Career Peer, on the OLC Engage Blog


Analyze the job posting

Read the job posting carefully: it is the employer’s ‘wish list’ for their ideal candidate.

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Create your document

Consider the importance of both format and content in creating a document that best represents you.

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Resume checklist

This checklist will ensure your resume makes employers want to read the whole document.  

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Cover Letter


You analyzed the job posting to customize your resume.  Now learn as much about the position, employer and industry as you can. 

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Create your document

A well written cover letter explains what interests you about the position and why, shows that you align with the employer's values and priorities, and gives specific examples demonstrating you can do what the employer needs. 

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Cover letter checklist

Use this checklist to be sure your cover letter best represents you and your ability to do the job.

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Even though we're not on campus, we're here for YOU. We are offering appointments by phone or online, Monday to Friday. Reach out to us by email at: careers@sfu.ca.

We can talk about anything career related, from resume assistance to work search and future plans. We're here to help you manage uncertainty and make room for hope. Please stay safe and stay home.

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Getting started with your Cover Letter


Let us help!  Call 778.782.3106 or email careers@sfu.ca to book an appointment for assistance with your resume and cover letter. To find an upcoming workshop, see the Careers Events calendar on myExperience.