Career Services Peer Program

Student working with a career services resume coachCareer Services Resume Coach Program

Career Services is seeking candidates to join the Career Services Resume Coach team for the 2020-2021 academic year. Career Services Resume Coaches are a team of student-volunteers 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, volunteering as a Resume Coach could be a great opportunity for you.  

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Our volunteers 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 volunteers 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.

Recruiting for 2020-21

Career Services is actively recruiting Career Services Resume Coaches. For more information please download the job description: Career Services Resume Coach Job Description (PDF, 308KB)

Mandatory Training: Volunteers must be capable of completing approximately 12 hours of training between mid-August and mid-September. Training will be at least partially virtual, and any potential in-person activities will be aligned with the Queen's public health protocols in place at that time.

Application Instructions: Please send your cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to cspeers@queensu.ca. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Sunday, August 29th, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

For Questions and Information:

Carli Fink

Career Counsellor and Resume Coach Program Coordinator
Email: cspeers@queensu.ca