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Resume Writing Tips
Government of the
Northwest Territories

Leadership | Innovation | Quality
The goal of this presentation is to….

Provide you with some resume writing
tips to improve your chances of
success in fin...
Opportunities
The GNWT employs approximately 5000 people in a wide range
of positions, in all communities of the Northwest...
Opportunities

The opportunities at the GNWT are limitless,
you can work in front line roles and interact
with the public ...
Opportunities
On our website you will find:
• current job postings;
• information on the competition process;
• informatio...
GNWT Job Postings
GNWT Job Postings include information on, but not limited to:
• What the job does;
• What education, exp...
GNWT Job Descriptions
Job descriptions are written statements that explain:
• The duties and responsibilities of a positio...
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA)
This section contains all the major bodies of knowledge, skills and
abilities required...
Typically Attained By (TAB)
This section contains information about the ideal
education and experience required to perform...
Affirmative Action Policy
The GNWT is committed to a competent public service that is
representative of the people it serv...
Increasing Your Chance of Success
• Make sure your Cover letter and Resume fit
the position you are applying for.
• Declar...
Your Cover Letter
You should include a cover letter with your application.
The cover letter should
highlight your qualific...
Your Resume
Your resume should describe your:
• work experience;
• education; and
• accomplishments, skills and experience...
Your Resume
Don’t forget to Customize!!
Spend some time customizing your resume to the job
you are applying on. Review the...
Verification
Applicants to GNWT positions may be asked to
provide verification of their:
•
•
•
•

Affirmative Action Statu...
Why should I apply online through
eRecruit?
Applying through eRecruit allows you to:
• View your Status within the competi...
Applying Online
You start the online application process by selecting the “Apply
Now” button on the Job Poster …

Complete...
Tracking your Status…
You can confirm your Status on a Job Opening at any time, by logging
into your eRecruit Career’s pag...
Employment Opportunities

The GNWT does not accept general
applications for employment.
When you are submitting your appli...
Casual Employment Opportunities
Don’t forget about the opportunity to work with the
GNWT in a casual position.
The GNWT ha...
Other Employment Opportunities

The GNWT also has programs for post
secondary students and northern graduates of
post seco...
Questions?
Thank you for taking the time to view this
presentation on resume tips. We hope that you
learned something and ...
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  1. 1. Resume Writing Tips Government of the Northwest Territories Leadership | Innovation | Quality
  2. 2. The goal of this presentation is to…. Provide you with some resume writing tips to improve your chances of success in finding employment with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)! Leadership | Innovation | Quality 2
  3. 3. Opportunities The GNWT employs approximately 5000 people in a wide range of positions, in all communities of the Northwest Territories. Career opportunities exist in diverse areas such as: • • • • • • • Health Care Education Finance Justice Communications Engineering Resource Development Leadership | Innovation | Quality 3
  4. 4. Opportunities The opportunities at the GNWT are limitless, you can work in front line roles and interact with the public on a daily basis or work behind the scenes in vital supporting roles. No matter what your area of interest, the GNWT has an opportunity for you. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 4
  5. 5. Opportunities On our website you will find: • current job postings; • information on the competition process; • information on how to apply through e-Recruit (our on-line system); and • details on our compensation package. Visit us at: http://www.hr.gov.nt.ca/employment/ Leadership | Innovation | Quality 5
  6. 6. GNWT Job Postings GNWT Job Postings include information on, but not limited to: • What the job does; • What education, experience and equivalencies are required to do the work; • Position title and location; • Employing department, board and/or agency; • Type of position (indeterminate, term, seasonal, relief, parttime); • Salary and Northern allowance; • Competition reference number; • Closing date; and • Where to submit an application. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 6
  7. 7. GNWT Job Descriptions Job descriptions are written statements that explain: • The duties and responsibilities of a position; • The scope and where the position fits in the organization; • The working conditions for the position; • The knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) needed to be successful in the position; • The required qualifications; and • How the qualifications and the KSAs are typically attained (known as the Typically Attained by statement) Leadership | Innovation | Quality 7
  8. 8. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA) This section contains all the major bodies of knowledge, skills and abilities required of the person in the position, to perform the responsibilities of the position. Knowledge – identifies the information and practical understanding, acquired through education and/or experience. Skills – describes the learned and/or developed behaviors that allow you to perform certain tasks and/or activities and may cover the aspects required to do the job. Abilities – describes natural talents or developed skills required to perform the job. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 8
  9. 9. Typically Attained By (TAB) This section contains information about the ideal education and experience required to perform the job, as well as any certifications legally required to perform the job duties. This section is key to determining whether your personal education and experience meet the requirements to screen you in to the competition. Remember…..equivalent combinations of education and experience are considered by the screening committee. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 9
  10. 10. Affirmative Action Policy The GNWT is committed to a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves. To achieve this, the GNWT uses the Affirmative Action Policy to provide priority hiring to candidates belonging to eligible designated groups. It is an applicant’s responsibility to declare their affirmative action status if they want it to be taken into account during the hiring process. For more information on this policy visit: www.hr.gov.nt.ca/policy/documents/AffirmativeActionPolicy Leadership | Innovation | Quality 10
  11. 11. Increasing Your Chance of Success • Make sure your Cover letter and Resume fit the position you are applying for. • Declare your Affirmative Action. • Let us know if you require an Accommodation. • Be prepared to provide Verification. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 11
  12. 12. Your Cover Letter You should include a cover letter with your application. The cover letter should highlight your qualifications and strengths as they relate to the position being sought. It can include information on paid, unpaid and/or volunteer experiences that provided you with the experience and/or the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the position. Your cover letter serves as the first impression of you, an introduction to you and why you should be considered for the job opening. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 12
  13. 13. Your Resume Your resume should describe your: • work experience; • education; and • accomplishments, skills and experiences (including volunteer). Your resume should include your: • name; • contact information; and • priority category under the GNWT Affirmative Action Policy. Be sure to include accurate dates of employment and explain any overlaps or gaps. Show employers that you meet or exceed the qualifications for the position. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 13
  14. 14. Your Resume Don’t forget to Customize!! Spend some time customizing your resume to the job you are applying on. Review the job description and clearly highlight within your work history all the qualifications and experience that are related to the job you are applying on. Your experiences and education as outlined in your resume will determine if you meet the screening criteria. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 14
  15. 15. Verification Applicants to GNWT positions may be asked to provide verification of their: • • • • Affirmative Action Status; Education; Certificates; and/or Disability. Be prepared to provide these if applicable. If you are unsure what would be considered as verification (proof), speak to a Human Resource representative. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 15
  16. 16. Why should I apply online through eRecruit? Applying through eRecruit allows you to: • View your Status within the competition at anytime on your “My Applications” page. • Receive notifications at critical points in the Competition. • Upload additional documentation such as copies of your education certificates, licenses, proof of affirmative action status. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 16
  17. 17. Applying Online You start the online application process by selecting the “Apply Now” button on the Job Poster … Complete directions for applying online can be found at: http://www.hr.gov.nt.ca/employment/info If you are having difficulty with the online application, please: • call the number noted in inquiries and the Human Resouce Assistant can walk you through the application; or • send an email, with specifics, to HRHelpdesk@gov.nt.ca. Include your cover letter and resume if it is near the closing date. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 17
  18. 18. Tracking your Status… You can confirm your Status on a Job Opening at any time, by logging into your eRecruit Career’s page, choosing "My Career Tools" and looking under “My Applications”. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 18
  19. 19. Employment Opportunities The GNWT does not accept general applications for employment. When you are submitting your application you must quote the competition number that was referenced in the advertisement. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 19
  20. 20. Casual Employment Opportunities Don’t forget about the opportunity to work with the GNWT in a casual position. The GNWT has an ongoing need to fill short-term employment opportunities in a variety of different fields. Casual employment is a great way to get your foot in the door and gives you the opportunity to demonstrate and showcase your skills and abilities, and to gain valuable work experience. Visit http://www.hr.gov.nt.ca/employment/casuals for more information. Leadership | Innovation | Quality 20
  21. 21. Other Employment Opportunities The GNWT also has programs for post secondary students and northern graduates of post secondary studies. For information on these programs, please visit our Employment Opportunities page http://www.hr.gov.nt.ca/employment/ Leadership | Innovation | Quality 21
  22. 22. Questions? Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation on resume tips. We hope that you learned something and we will be seeing a copy of your resume soon. Contact us at: Human Resources Helpdesk Phone: 1-867-678-6625 / 1-866-475-8162 (tollfree) Email: HRHelpdesk@gov.nt.ca Leadership | Innovation | Quality 22

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