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Work Search Basics Companion: Step 3

Looking for work? The third step is to create your work search tools. Track your progress through Step 3 with this handy guide.

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This is a companion guide to the Work Search Basics article.

The article explains the reason for each step. We recommend that you read the article first. Then, use this guide to track your progress during your work search.

Use these links to go to the other guides in the Work Search Basics Companion series.

Step 1: Prepare for your work search
Step 2: Find job opportunities
Step 3: Create your work search tools
Step 4: Apply for work
Step 5: Ace your interviews
Step 6: Stay positive while you look for work
Step 7: Wrap up your work search

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 3
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A master resumé is a document that gathers all your skills, accomplishments, experience and training in one place making your future work search activities faster and easier.
Discover a few key tips for writing a resumé that get you an interview, like how to use action words and how long your resumé should be.
Use these checklists to make sure your resumé includes all your relevant information and presents your information clearly and professionally.
A well written resumé and good references are both key to your work search. Find out how to craft a high impact resumé and who to ask to be your references.
Writing a clear, strong cover letter will catch the employer’s attention and increase your chances for an interview.
A cover letter is your first impression to a potential employer. Learn how to make it an effective one. Get information and referrals about career and employment options from Alberta Supports.
When you’re being considered for a job, having effective references can increase your chances of being hired. Knowing who to ask and how to ask for a reference is one key to your job search.
A growing number of job seekers in a range of fields are using portfolios to support the claims they make in their resumés and create a positive impression in job interviews.
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