Resumes and Cover Letters

These resources will help you create a winning resume and cover letter that’ll get you noticed!

How to Create a Winning Resume

Watch the recording of our How to Create a Winning Resume from June 2017 featuring Matthew Geddes, BSc’82, BSc’89, MSc’92, with UCalgary Career Services and Carol Wert, manager, UCalgary Alumni Career Program. In order to watch this recording, you may need to install Adobe Connect add-ons.

Helpful Articles and Videos

Get insider tips from your fellow alumni on how to create a winning resume and cover letter.


Article by alumnus Clifford Wessel, BA’89, integral coach, 02yellow Inc.

How Long Should My Resume Be?


Article by alumna Adrienne Tom, BA’01, executive resume writer

What Job Seekers Need to Know About ATS


Video featuring alumna Sheila Musgrove, BA’92, founder and CEO, TAG Recruitment

3 Common Mistakes Made When Applying for Jobs Online


Article by alumnus Brent Fraser, BA’94, corporate communicator

Top Tips for Writing a Resume that Shouts ‘Hire Me'