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Resume & Cover Letter Advising

Resume & Cover Letter Advising is a drop-in and e-advising service, driven by the Career Peers in Student Life. This service is focused on peer-to-peer support for students seeking help with resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

A group of highly-trained student leaders and career exploration ambassadors, this one-on-one  service is delivered via weekly virtual drop-in shifts and over e-advising.

Career Peers are able to provide on-the-spot or e-feedback for the following questions:

  • Resume content and formatting (i.e. appearance and relevance of content)
  • Cover letter content and formatting (i.e. appearance and relevance of content)
  • LinkedIn profile feedback
  • CV and personal statement feedback

Virtual Drop-In

Career Peers are happy to provide students with constructive feedback on resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, CVs and personal statements. If you are updating your resume for a job or volunteer opportunity, please feel free to share the link to the position of interest during your one-on-one drop-in. This helps the Career Peers ensure they provide you with helpful tips to get your resume tailored, polished, and looking its best. 

Our Hours of Operation for fall 2020 are below, along with Zoom links. 

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. -  Zoom Invite (Meeting ID: 919 7561 8333) (**Support available in French, Malay, and Arabic from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Zoom Invite (Meeting ID: 932 1246 5359) 

Wednesay 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Zoom Invite (Meeting ID: 932 1246 5359) (**Support available in Mandarin during this time**)

Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3 :00 p.m. - Zoom Invite (Meeting ID: 991 2454 4748) 
 

E-Advising

New in fall 2020, Career Peers are happy to provide you with feedback over email on your resume, cover letter, personal statement, CV and/or LinkedIn profile. This exciting addition ensures that you can e-mail us anytime, from anywhere!

You should expect to receive email feedback within 3 business days.

Email slcpeers@uwo.ca with the following:

  • Your name
  • Your Western user ID (e.g. jdoe19)

For resumes, cover letters, personal statements and CVs. Please also send a brief description of what you will be using these documents for (e.g. job title/description and/or link to job posting). This helps the Career Peers provide you with the most relevant feedback possible when it comes to the content of your document.

For LinkedIn profiles. Please also send the URL of your LinkedIn profile (Please enable public access to your LinkedIn profile so that we have the full view).