At the entrance kiosk of Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, a staff member introduces two boys to activity booklets

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When you apply through the site:

  • You can find information about skills to include in your cover.
  • You can keep improving your cover letter and resume right up to the closing date for the job.
  • You don’t need to keep copies of your resume. They are saved in the system and can be updated as needed.
  • You can check the status of your application at any time.

Tips for applicants

General

  • Check the “Who can apply” section to be sure you can apply.
  • Check the Closing date.
  • If there is a questionnaire on the poster, provide answers to the questions in your cover letter.
  • The way you write is often evaluated. Make sure you use proper spelling and grammar.
  • Resumes are only used to validate the education and experience you describe in your cover letter.

Cover letters:

  • The best way to set up your cover letter is to copy the education and experience criteria and use them as headings in your cover letter.
  • Write about every experience listed on the poster.
  • Explain how your skills match what the heading is asking for. Use real examples and provide details.
  • Specify how long ago you did the work and the number or years that you did it.
  • If the poster uses the words “significant” or “recent,” make sure you read how long they are asking for and how far back you can provide examples from.
  • If you leave out anything they are looking for (i.e. education or experience), you may not be called for an interview.
  • It is a good idea to have someone read over your cover letter and resume before you send it.