Resume Prep and Job Applications Navigator

Current Opportunities

9 Branches will be piloting the one-on-one sessions for 8 weeks, starting October 9 to November 30, 2018.  

  • Abbottsfield (3410-118 Avenue) every Wednesday running October 10 - November 28, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Calder (12710 - 131 Avenue) every Wednesday running October 10 - November 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Clareview (3808 -139 Avenue)  every Tuesday running October 9 - November 27, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Enterprise Square (10212 - Jasper Avenue) every Wednesday running October 10 - November 28, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Highlands (6710-118 Avenue) every Tuesday running October 9 - November 27, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Idylwylde (8310 - 88 Avenue) every Thursday running October 11 - November 29, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Mill Woods (2610 Hewes Way) every Thursday running October 11 - November 29, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Londonderry (137 Avenue & 66 Street) every Friday running October 12 - November 30, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sprucewood (11555-95 Street) every Thursday running October 11 - November 29, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Woodcroft (13420 114 Avenue) every Wednesday running October 10 - November 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Overview 

Support job seeking customers who would like assistance with their resumes, cover letters and/or job applications.  With your specialized knowledge and experience, you will provide one-on-one support to job seeking customers trying to find work.

Volunteer Responsibilities 

  • Help create (and/or type) resumes and cover letters, which may require English interpretation and translation.
  • Provide resume and cover letter feedback, proofreading, editing and formatting assistance.
  • Assist with job application processes (e.g. creating profiles to apply through online recruitment tools).

Qualifications

Required:

  • In-depth related experience in helping diverse populations with resume writing and completing job applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent word processing skills
  • Fluent in both oral and written English.

Preferred:

  • Fluency in languages other than English.
  • Excellent typing skills.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, including, but not exclusive to newcomers and English Language Learner customers.

Time and Length of Commitment 

  • Two hours a week for eight weeks.

Training

  • Must be able to attend one of two training sessions:        
    • Monday October 1, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Woodcroft Branch
    • Tuesday October 2, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m Clareview Branch

Benefits

  • Eligible for a reference letter after completing the volunteer term commitment.
  • Share your knowledge and expertise to provide support to job seeking Edmontonians.

Application

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