- Focus on the skills you want to use instead of being trapped by your work history
- Reduce the time you spend sending resumes for jobs you don’t want
- Rebrand you as skilled, passionate and experienced at what you do
- Allow for different aspects of your career to shine without piling everything together
Targeted Cover Letters:
- Clearly tell the employer how you meet their needs
- Build a human, passionate bridge between skills and engagement
- Allow you to address relevant life experience that may not be in your resume
- Increase the effectiveness of targeted resumes by anywhere form 30-50%
- Empower you to take control of your job search instead of hoping for a break
- Provide a safe space to discuss your goals for your next position
- Can help with challenges related to your job search
- Are here to empower you to work independently once you understand the process
- May suggest other OVRC services that will help
Why invest the time?
- Simple, it works
- Most of us will change careers five to seven times in our lifetime
- Learning to target your resume and cover letter allows you to adapt when things change
- We’ve helped over 400 people get interviews and get jobs …every year …for twenty years
What Clients Are Saying
You were definitely very helpful. Your service was excellent. I was expecting a general opinion about my resume. I did not expect you to improve it on the spot. But I am very thankful for all of your help. I also appreciated your advice and suggestions. I feel better with the improved resume.
I really enjoyed meeting with you about my resume; I left feeling more confident. I appreciate that you took the time to listen to my stories about job experiences and challenges. I did make a couple changes to the resume; the first page. I will send you a revised copy to put in your system. I will send the resume out to recruiters after your approval of the revised one.
Wow, what a turnaround from the last time I tried to acquire some minor assistance in typing up of my résumé. I thought I’d give the Osborne Resource Centre another shot at helping me yesterday afternoon so I walked in with no appointment and luckily for me a client neglected to show up for his/her appointment and the extremely pleasant lady at reception, Betty Punkert, offered her assistance. She was affable, knowledgeable and patient with an obvious air of expertise and professionalism in the execution of fine tuning my résumé for me. We were done in under 30 minutes with time to spare to drop off my new resume at a prospective employer. I received several copies (stapled) for other potential employers as well. All in all, magnificent service and results. Betty’s a star
I was sincerely touched not just by your in assistance in making my resume look more professional and eye-catching but also by your friendly disposition. The way you talked to me gave me inspiration and motivation to forge ahead in my job search. You helped me restore my confidence back. There is no doubt that people like you are very rare to come by.
Thank you for taking the time to assist me with my resume and cover letter today! It was very helpful! What I expected was for you to give me some feedback on my resume and cover letter. You have provided me with in-depth explanation on what the employer wants to see and why. You edited my resume and cover letter accordingly to make it more professional. I left feeling happy and more confident about my job search.
I had a great experience working with Betty and developing my work resume to have it better suited to the position I’m applying for. I went into the intake thinking that the applied help would improve my current resume and cover letter. Everyone at the Osborne village resource center have always been of great assistance and are each specialized depending on the assistance required (resume/ cover letter, interview skills and building confidence, resources to help get employment etc.) It will give me the skills I require to get better employment in the future.
Thank you so much it was great meeting you and I am happy with the work you did for me. You are doing a wonderful job by helping people like us I hope you continue to help us. It not easy finding someone who but like you said it the way u put yourself out there that would help you anyhow I am happy to meet u and when I do get another job I will let you for sure thank you
Thank you for your help and support creating my resume. It was incredibly helpful to sit with you and tap into your wealth of knowledge. I had a very basic and generic resume that really didn’t say much about myself and what I have done. While talking with you, you were able to take the functions I performed and put them into context for my resume. As well as make me feel like showing it off to people. I can comfortably say now “Hey this is me and what I have done!!!”
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect going into this with you, but afterwards I feel much more comfortable using my newly fashioned resume to apply for the positions I really want to apply for. I feel much more confident in it than my previous resume.
I came in today unsure where to begin with writing a cover letter and left with a really good idea of how to make successful cover letters and you helped me make 2 which I quickly sent off with my resume when I got home! Not to mention the homework you provided me, but I have to apologize I am not going to be able to send you it until Monday.
I now feel fairly confident in creating cover letters and now have an excellent idea of what to provide in them. It takes a special kind of person to help others the way you have provided your support and knowledge. I greatly appreciate it and am so happy to have had to opportunity to meet with you. Thank you again!
Well I didn’t expect to be treated so good when I came in to see Betty. I thought that when I was getting my resume redone that I would just sit there till it was finished, with neither one of us talking, until you were done. That wasn’t the case, from the time you introduced yourself until I left the building you made me feel comfortable and welcome. That was very much appreciated. I got to meet someone who really likes helping people out. Someone who is very easy to talk and someone who puts you at ease. I’m glad I met Betty. Thanks again Betty. I will let you know when I get a job. (Referral from EIA)
I found the Osborne Resource Center to be really helpful and useful. Betty was very nice and she helped me out way beyond what I was expecting and I was very impressed. I have told friends and family about Osborne Resource Center and I will continue to be going there as resourceful centre.
I would like to thank you for your time and effort with my resumes, I really appreciate it. It was great to meet you. With your help, I am positive that I will achieve my goals.
I had very high expectations from the appointment because the Osborne Village Centre and the people who are working in there, are all very helpful, amazing and knowledgeable and I was not expecting any less from you Betty. I was very happy with the outcome and I have been reading at my resume over and over and I really like it ! I am full of hopes now thanks to all of you at the Osborne Centre, to find the job I want and love. Thank you again Betty !!!
Good afternoon Betty, I am writing to you today, to inform you that I got the job with the U of W, I start on Tuesday. Thank you for your time and help.
Well it was thanks to you that I found a job the first time. I say that because the thought of trying to talk about myself and put a resume together combined with using a computer are definitely not my strong suits therefore causing me a lot of stress.
So when this new job came up that I wanted to apply for I felt so much peace knowing I could go see you for help. You put a resume together with such proficiency and so fast. This service has been so helpful to me because left to try and do this on my own with my lack of computer skills and challenges of talking about myself, I felt so overwhelmed and stressed. But when I left, I had such a well written and well put together resume it gave me such peace and confidence. I am so personally grateful for your help as well as the free services a place like this has to offer.