Career Services Resume Coach Program
Career Services is seeking candidates to join the Career Services Resume Coach team for the 2023-2024 academic year. Resume Coaches are a team of students with diverse experiences and backgrounds who work one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students to customize resumes, cover letters, and CVs. Resume Coaches elicit their student client's key experiences and skills as opposed to proofreading or copy editing. We are looking for Queen’s students, both undergraduate and graduate, who are interested in developing or advancing their coaching skills and learning how to guide student clients to transformative learning outcomes (“Aha” moments). Resume Coaches provide six, half-hour appointments a week at Career Services during office hours (only during the academic term). If you like helping others, learning new interpersonal skills, and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, working as a Resume Coach could be a great opportunity for you.
Our Resume Coaches acquire exceptional skills in communication. While this context will focus on resume and cover letter strategies, active listening skills are transferable to professional work that requires an advising or coaching skill set (such as academia, consulting, law, counselling, medicine, teaching, or any work with clients). Some of our student coaches have commented that the active listening skills learned in this role have benefited them in their personal relationships and friendships, as well as their teaching and supervisory roles.
The focus on competency development and the amount of supervision (some of it based on direct observation) available throughout the program makes this opportunity a significant one for students seeking professional development in these areas.
Career Services is actively recruiting Career Services Resume Coaches. For more information, please look up this job posting in MyCareer (https://careers.sso.queensu.ca/home.htm).
Mandatory Training: Students must be capable of completing approximately 12 hours of training between mid-August and mid-September.
Application Instructions: Application is now closed.