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Career Help

Fixing up your resume? Brushing up on your interview skills? Here are a few resources to get our started:


Resume & Cover Letter Templates

Chronological résumé (PDF) This format lists your work experience in reverse chronological order and emphasizes your work experience.
Functional résumé (PDF) This format lists your skills in order of importance with examples of work experience for each skill.
Chronological/functional résumé (PDF) A combo of the chronological & functional résumé, emphasizing both your work experience and skills.
Cover letters Writing an effective cover letter can be the difference to getting your résumé noticed.



Polish your professional profile:

Using social networking sites effectively (video) What you need to know about your digital media profile: legal liability, confidentiality, caching/archiving and the blurring between public and private. Produced by Osgoode Hall Law School
Networking (video) Don’t be intimidated by networking. In this short video, Tim Cork (BA ‘81), whom the Globe and Mail named the networking guru, demystifies networking and gives three great tips on how exactly to work a room: how to approach someone, what questions to ask them and what goals to have in mind.Produced by the Alumni Office

Industry Insights: get the inside scoop on industry-specific careers

Business & Finance (audio)
Media & Communications (audio)
Government (audio)
Health Promotion (audio)
Human Resource Management (video)
Information Technology (video)
Marketing (audio)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotech (audio)
Sports Administration (audio)

Campus Career Centres

York Career Centre Offering career counselling, resources, mock interviews and a host of seminars for recent grads (up to 2 years out).
Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) Career Services Providing basic resume and interview resources, portfolio tips and more to get you started.
Glendon Counselling & Career Centre Providing Glendon grads career counselling, workshops and events.
Osgoode Hall Law School Career Services Recruiters, job sites, building your portfolio and more for lawyers.
Schulich School of Business Career Development Centre A wide range of services including research tools and personalized counselling that will support you throughout your career.


York Alumni

LinkedIn: the must-do networking tool

Wondering how to make use of social media networks like LinkedIn? Find out how some of our grads are doing it in this YorkU magazine story » read it

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