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Career Services is seeking candidates to join the Career Services Resume Coach team for the 2021-2022 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 undergraduate and graduate students 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 each week during the academic term, generally between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM Eastern time. Appointments may be remote or in-person for Fall 2021 depending on Queen's protocols at that time. 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.  

Get Experience

Our volunteers cultivate exceptional skills in communication.  While this role focuses on strategies for writing resumes and cover letters, the skills developed as a Resume Coach can transfer to professional work that requires an advising or coaching skillset, including academia, consulting, law, counselling, medicine, teaching, or any work with clients. Some of our volunteers have commented that the active listening skills they have developed in this role have benefitted them in their personal relationships, as well as in their teaching and supervisory roles.

The focus on competency development and the amount of supervision in the program, some of it based on direct observation, makes this opportunity a significant one for students seeking professional development in these areas.

Recruiting for 2021-2022

Career Services is actively recruiting Career Services Resume Coaches. For more information please download the position description by clicking here (PDF).

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.

Questions? Please contact Carli Fink, Career Counsellor and Resume Coach Program Coordinator, by emailing cspeers@queensu.ca