Resume Clinic

Career Advice and Resume Clinic

Learning to how to redesign your job hunting strategies and career path

April is a very busy month, especially when hiring season comes around and students are finishing final exams. The InspireHer Society decided to host a Resume Clinic featuring 9 highly skilled human resources professionals. The panel spoke about the following topics which we’ve decided to share with each of you.

What is the most important advice you would give to someone who is job hunting?

“Number one thing is to not get discouraged. It’s very competitive out there and all you can do is keep networking, keep putting yourself out there.” ~ Aly Moorji, City of Edmonton

What are some interesting facts you’d like to share with female job seekers in Edmonton?

“Did you know that in the first quarter of 2018, within the core age range of Canada (meaning between the ages of 25 - 54) the employment rate for women Canada actually grew more than that of men. Over 26,000 jobs were created. This means, that the momentum is building for women” ~ Katherine Brydges, Aerotek

What are the top mistakes to avoid on a resume/cover letter?

“Number one thing is spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Remember to include dates on employment on your resume (Month/Year). How many times I’ve seen people addressing the wrong company in the job description. Also, it’s important to provide just the right amount of detail without overcompensating on skills rather than focusing on work experience. Visually, your resume must be appealing, and ensure it’s a word document or PDF that has been uploaded to avoid complicated formatting.” ~Kyla Settingiano, CIBC

A book or website you would recommend on career, leadership or self-development that could be useful?

“Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg” ~ Leilani Coralejo, ATCO

We hope this event was useful to every participant who came to get feedback on their resume. Feel free to contact us for more information regarding our future events!