Resumes

Resume and Cover Letter Guide (2011)

This booklet, a revies version of a document published in 2011, offers a detailed guide for preparing two key components of a job search, the resumé and the cover letter.

The authors explain that resumés can be functional, also known as skills-based; chronological, providing a history of where and when the applicant worked; or a combination of both. Samples of each type are provided.

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2014-02-07

Creating a Functional Resume – Part 2 [Video – 3:13] (2013)

This is the second video in a three-part series developed to help people recognize the skills they have acquired, and use that information to find the right job.

In this video, the focus is on developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé. Such a resumé focuses on skills the person has developed through education, job experience, hobbies, volunteer work, and home management.

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2014-01-24

The SCALES Essential Skills Resume Statement Tool (2012)

This guide is one of the tools created through the SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project, a three-year initiative designed to develop tools and best practices to help practitioners working with unemployed and low-skilled workers to incorporate a Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approach into their work.

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2013-06-17

PLAR - Working to Reduce Poverty [Video - 3:49] (2009)

This video, part of a series produced by the Canadian Council on Learning, focuses on a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program undertaken in Newfoundland.

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2011-05-13

Your Complete Job Search Guide (2009)

This is a guide to all the steps needed to find a job. The authors begin with exercises to help the user learn more about the labour market and assess personal strengths and weaknesses.

From there, the authors move on to preparing a resumé and portfolio; writing a good cover letter; and completing a job application. They also provide tips for tracking down hard-to-find jobs and preparing for a job interview.

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2011-01-14

Mosaics and Essential Skills - Student Tasks (2010)

This document complements Mosaics and Essential Skills – Student Notes, part of the Literacy and Essential Skills in Industrial Arts (LESIA) project developed by Literacy Ontario Central South.

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2010-08-24

Welding and Essential Skills - Student Tasks (2010)

This document complements Welding and Essential Skills – Student Notes, part of the Literacy and Essential Skills in Industrial Arts (LESIA) project developed by Literacy Ontario Central South.

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2010-08-13

Jewellery Making and Essential Skills - Student Tasks (2010)

This document complements Jewellery Making and Essential Skills – Student Notes, part of the Literacy and Essential Skills in Industrial Arts (LESIA) project completed by Literacy Ontario Central South.

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2010-08-06

Blacksmith and Essential Skills - Student Tasks (2010)

This document complements Blacksmith and Essential Skills – Student Notes, part of the Literacy and Essential Skills in Industrial Arts project completed by Literacy Ontario Central South.

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2010-07-27

Stained Glass and Essential Skills - Student Tasks (2010)

This document complements Stained Glass and Essential Skills – Student Notes, part of the Literacy and Essential Skills in Industrial Arts project completed by Literacy Ontario Central South.

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2010-07-23

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