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Resume & Cover Letter Advising

Resume & Cover Letter Advising offers drop-in and e-advising services, driven by the Career Peers in Student Life. These services are focused on providing peer-to-peer support for students seeking help with resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

A group of highly-trained student leaders and career exploration ambassadors, these are one-on-one services delivered through virtual drop-in hours each week and e-advising over email.

Career Peers are able to provide on-the-spot or e-feedback for the following questions:

  • Resume content and formatting (i.e. appearance and relevance of content)
  • Cover letter content and formatting (i.e. appearance and relevance of content)
  • LinkedIn profile feedback
  • CV and personal statement feedback

Virtual Drop-In

Career Peers are happy to provide students with constructive feedback on resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, CVs and personal statements. If you are updating your resume for a job or volunteer opportunity, please share the link to the position of interest during your one-on-one drop-in. This helps the Career Peers ensure they provide you with helpful tips to get your resume tailored, polished, and looking its best. 

Please note this is not an editing service.


Career Peers are happy to provide you with feedback over email on your resume, cover letter, personal statement, CV and/or LinkedIn profile. This service ensures that you can e-mail us anytime, from anywhere!

You should expect to receive email feedback within 3 business days.

Email with the following:

  • Your name
  • Your academic year and module
  • Your Western user ID (e.g. jdoe19)

For resumes, cover letters, personal statements and CVs: Please also send a brief description of what you will be using these documents for (e.g. job title/description and/or link to job posting). This helps the Career Peers provide you with the most relevant feedback possible when it comes to the content of your document.

For LinkedIn profiles: Please also send the URL of your LinkedIn profile (Please enable public access to your LinkedIn profile so that we have the full view).

Hours of Operation

Services CLOSED until September 2021

You may book a career advising appointment or access Western's Employment Resource Centre for their e-advising service and virtual drop-in hours.