Resumes and Cover Letters

Resume and Cover Letter Clinics

Need to work on your Resume or Cover Letter? Come check out the Resume and Cover Letter Clinics every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon - 2:00 pm in UC4002. (4th floor University Centre).


What is a Resume and when do I use it?

  • Used for job search & usually 1-2 pages
  • Provides an overview of your experiences to date (education, work experience, volunteering, skills, interests, hobbies)

Resources to help develop your resume:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide - Explains how to develop a resume and cover letter & gives examples to help you understand the different sections
  • Action Verbs: How do you describe your work or volunteer experience? These verbs will help you design your sections and describe your duties
  • Handout on Resumés and Cover Letters

Resume & Cover Letter Review

If you are a Memorial student or alumni and would like your documents reviewed, you can email career development at, you can meet with a Career Advisor by booking an appointment or you can drop by Career Development (UC-4002) for assistance from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Research has shown that employers, on average, give a resume and cover letter only 10-15 seconds of attention so you can't afford to miss out!



Career Development

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552