Jasper Employment & Education Centre

Résumé & Cover Letter Writing

Professional resume writing and career development workshops.

Why is a well written résumé important?

It is often underestimated how a well written résumé can help to create a good first impression. Since a résumé is likely the first a potential employer will see of you, it is crucial that you present yourself well so that your resume does not get lost in the stack of other résumés. Presenting yourself well on a résumé includes anything from proper grammar, spelling and punctuation to the visual layout of your résumé.

On average an employer only takes 8-10 seconds to screen résumés and cover letters to determine if they will consider looking at an applicant. Having a professional coach help you write your résumé will ensure that your résumé is visually appealing, formatted correctly, and contains relevant information for the position you are applying for. 


Be Prepared

To get the most out of your session with one of our employment counsellors, please bring the following things to your appointment: 

  • Old Resume

  • SIN Number

  • Knowledge of previous work