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Student working with a Career Services Resume CoachResume Coach - Career Services Peer Program

Career Services is recruiting graduate students as Resume Coaches (a volunteer peer role) for Career Services Peer Program. Resume Coaches work one-on-one with undergraduate or graduate students, focusing primarily on strategies for improving resumes/cv’s (or cover letters) rather than proofing or editing. We are seeking graduate and professional students at Queen’s who would be interested in developing or furthering their coaching skills and learning, in particular, how to guide interactions in appointments so as to lead to transformative learning (“Aha” moments) for clients. As a Resume Coach, you provide 6 half-hour appointments at Career Services each week during office hours (at times suited to your schedule and only during the academic term).   

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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 a graduate student seeking professional development in these areas.

Recruiting for 2019-20

Career Services is actively recruiting Career Services Resume Coaches with a focus on graduate and professional program applicants.  For more information please download the job description: Career Services Resume Coach Job Description (PDF, 134 kB)

Mandatory training is scheduled on: Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon Sep 9, 2019, 6-9 pm, and Mon Sep 16, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please send your cover letter and resume as a single document (PDF is ideal) to

Closing date for applications:  11:59 pm on Monday, September 2, 2019

Interviews: Wed Sep 4 (pm) 2019 and Thu Sep 5 (am & pm) or earlier by mutual arrangement).

Interview outcome: Fri Sep 6, 2019 (am)

For Questions and Information:

Julia Blackstock,  Career Counsellor and Career Services Peer Program Coordinator
Tel:  613-533-6000 X78350