Resources

When it comes to all things careers, there is an abundance of resources available online. We’re always compiling guides, articles, and lists for you but the best way to learn is through experience. The sooner you start thinking about career planning, the better. Book an appointment today with a Coordinator–we’re here to help!

Resume Resources
Resume Basics
Review the 4 Rules of Resume Writing.

Chronological Resume Example
Organizes your information based on date. Most well-known type of resume.

Functional Resume Example
Organizes your information by skill areas. A great format for individuals with limited related/work experiences or older experiences.

Combined Resume Example
Organizes your information using skill area headings, followed by experiences organized chronologically under each related heading.

Accomplishment Statements
A resource to help you develop strong, tailored, and professional statements for under each experience.

A Resume Makeover: View a resume BeforeDuring and After a critique/review by a Career Peer

Cover Letters
Cover Letter Example
A sample Cover Letter highlighting the applicant’s skills, experiences, and fit for the specific position. Remember to create a new Cover Letter for every position you apply to, customizing the information you include based on the job posting.
References
References List Example
A sample list of References highlighting the information you will want to include.

Some job postings will request a resume, cover letter and three references. Generally, it is expected that you will submit your references when you are shortlisted. You should clarify with the company/organization’s HR rep if they would like three supervisory references.

Informational Interviews
Informational Interviewing Info Sheet
A breakdown of what an informational interview is, how to prepare, and questions you may want to ask.
Job Interview Prep
Interview Preparation Guide
Discover the types of interviews that typically exist, how to dress, and what to bring with you. Even use our practice questions and ‘Do’s & Don’ts’ to help you build your confidence so you can focus on putting your best foot forward.
Networking
The Art of Networking: A Guide to Building Connections that Count
A short guide to understanding what networking is, how to find networking opportunities, developing your ‘elevator pitch’, and identifying your potential networking barriers—among a couple of other great tips to building authentic relationships.
Career Exploration
– Career Self Assessments to connect your life and work goals
– Career Planning with your program in mind
– Student-friendly career blogs:
Career Options
Talent Egg
16 Personalities
Career Insite (Government of Alberta resource)
Job Search Websites
Get to know the Job Market: Databases, websites, & salary information
Find Work: Job posting sites in London & Canada, and for Full-time, Part-time, Summer, Government Positions

– Non-Profit Employment Opportunities
In London & Surrounding Areas: Pillar Non-Profit Network
In Canada:
Charity Village, CharityWorldWorks, Work in Non-Profits

Endless Possibilities: Websites for Working or Volunteering Abroad, Experiential Learning, Youth Entrepreneurial Programs

Working at Brescia, Western, King’s, Huron

**Note that for Working at Western (MyHR) you will need your Western login ID. Once you have entered that, select ‘Working at Western,’ followed by ‘Students.’ There are lots of excellent opportunities on campus!**

Graduate School
Grad School & Other Post-Degree Options: What you need to know if you’re considering grad school, a professional program, or a post-degree program.

Work Search, Grad/Professional School

Note: The Student Life Centre does not screen organizations or their employment opportunities/labour practices. When applying for any opportunity it is your responsibility, and it is in your best interest, to research the organizations and their associated fees and practices.