At Miziwe Biik we’re here to help Indigenous job seekers access supports and services. You can find resources here to help build your resume and access tips to feel confident in your job search.
If you need more help writing your resume, writing your cover letter, doing a job search, preparing for an interview, or anything else meet with one of our Employment Advisors.
Our office is operating remotely Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:30. Email Reception@miziwebiik.com to access information and services.
A resume is the first point of contact between yourself and an employer. They should be personalised to the job you’re applying for and highlight why you’re perfect for the position.
Resume types - chronological and functional
When writing your resume there are two styles that you can consider. Choose the type which best shows off your abilities.
These resumes give your employment history in reverse chronological order. Under each job heading you can list relevant details, to show employers what skills and experience you have gained from each job.
Chronological resumes work well for:
Those with one or more examples of full time employment with a company.
This resume highlights transferable skills by bringing together unrelated abilities and job titles to employers.
Functional resumes work well for:
Those who are self-employed or who have many varied projects. It is also useful for those who want to highlight a specific skillset.
Sections of a Chronological resume
A good cover letter can help you stand out by showing how well you’ll fit into the company.
Speak to one of our employment specialists for help writing one.
Tips for writing a good cover letter
- Include the same language (words, phrases, intentional meaning) in your cover letter.
- Use the cover letter to introduce yourself, skillset, and how it can connect to the role.
- Try to connect the three main job duties of the job description into your cover letter. Speak to each point with examples and accomplishments.
Email Reception@miziwebiik.com to connect with an Employment Advisor to learn more.