Resumes, Cover Letters, & Job Search

Resumes and Cover Letters are a collection of your education, skills, and experiences, but more importantly, they can be the first impression you leave with a company and your chance to show an employer how you fit with a job or opportunity. Your resumes and cover letters should be concise and tailored to every position you apply for and kept current with your latest activities. All Connectees within our program will be expected to have a resume and if you need assistance we are partnered with great organizations that can help you.

Job Search

You have probably heard of the “Hidden Job Market;” that a high number of jobs are never publicly advertised. However, in this province, there are many reports that employers have difficulty finding new employees. You could be thinking, if they advertised those jobs this wouldn’t be an issue!  While the hidden job market does exist, the open job market no longer just consists of job sites and newspapers ads. Companies are not waiting for the resumes to come in after posting a job, they are actively recruiting, searching social media, and using their connections to find new talent. As a job seeker you need to think about your full profile, not just the bullet points in your resume.


Department of Immigration, Skills, and Labour – Their Employment Centres are located throughout the province where you can talk with local staff about job search in your region and receive one-on-one assistance. There are also free presentations on their website you can view to get started., 1-800-563-6600

Employment Options has locations in St. John’s, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Corner Brook to help EI eligible (Employment Insurance) job seekers with their career needs while also working with employers to meet their employment goals.

AXIS Career Services, Association for New Canadians- AXIS Careers offers assistance to immigrants, refugees, and international newcomers and students, as well as assisting employers looking to hire international talent. They have online and in person resources available, with offices located across the province.

Career Development at Memorial University – Many universities and colleges offer career and resume assistance to student and alumni, check with your institution for details. In NL, Career Development at Memorial University has posted a Resume & Cover Letter guide on their website that anyone can access.

Job Search Websites

Resumes, Cover Letters, & Job Search

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