The first step to getting the job is completing your application.
Here, you’ll find tips on creating your cover letter and resume, as well as completing your digital application through the AHS job board.
Your resume is the backbone of your application - often it will be the first thing hiring managers read. Be clear about your skills, qualifications, and experience, so that the hiring manager can see what you bring to the team.
Tips for crafting your resume:
Your cover letter gives you a chance to display a little personality before the interview. Use the cover letter to introduce yourself, tell your story, and showcase how you fit the position.
Tips for writing your cover letter:
References are an often forgotten, but valuable piece of the application process. References can help verify your past work experiences, skill set, and professionalism.
Tips for Selecting your references:
The Government of Alberta’s alis – Careers, Learning, and Employment website offers a straightforward overview of what you should include in an effective resume and cover letter, as well as, advanced techniques to help sell your skills to prospective employers.
If you are a newcomer to Alberta, alis has resources geared to newcomers looking for work which can assist in all stages of your career.
For more career and employment services, as well as family and social supports, visit an Alberta Supports Centre near you, or call their contact centre.
The Government of Canada's Job Bank provides an easy-to-use Resume Builder. Create your resume one box at a time and let the Resume Builder do the formatting.
Students and new graduates can also utilize their post-secondary institution’s career centre. They offer a variety of services including resume review, interview preparation, networking events, and more.