Applying For A Job

Click the links below to view self-directed workbooks, webshops and learn about workshops that can support you with your respective employment needs.

Job Search

When you are searching for employment, be sure to look beyond job posting boards and develop effective job search strategies! Click the link above to access job search resources. Your first step may be to assess your skills and identify the type of work that suits you.


Use the resources here to prepare a resumé that will market your skills to prospective employers.

Cover Letter Development

The purpose of the cover letter is to pique the employer’s interest and to introduce your resumé. The cover letter should highlight the skills you possess which are most important to the employer. It should be focused on what you can do for the employer, not what they can do for you.

Cover Letter Webshop Cover Letter Workbook

Interview Preparation

Now that you know where to find and how to apply for positions, get ready to talk to potential employers about yourself in an interview.


Use the resources here to prepare your CV (Curriculum Vitae) and personal letter to apply for academic positions, prepare your application for a professional program or graduate studies and to apply research based positions.

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Career Compass

2017-2018 Academic Calendar Link

CACEE 2017 Excellence in Innovation, Student Engagement Award Winner Logo

Career Services at the University of Manitoba, along with 43 other partner career centres across Canada, co-won the Excellence in Innovation (Student Engagement) award at the CACEE conference for the It All Adds Up campaign.