Resume and Cover Letter Tips

Cover Letter

Have a new cover letter for each job

  • Read about the company and their values and incorporate that within your cover letter
  • The cover letter is the first thing employers will see, they need to make sure your interests and experience align with the job posting and the company 
  • Having a new cover letter for each job also ensures that you don’t accidentally put the wrong company name

Include the Hiring Manager’s Name

  • Avoid using generic openings such as “To Whom it May Concern” and make it personalized by including the hiring manager’s first and last name or simply writing “Dear Hiring Manager”

Have a strong opening sentence

  • This is what grabs the hiring managers attention
  • Write about your enthusiasm about applying to the job, the passion for this line of work or your past accomplishments

Go further than your resume

  • Don’t simply repeat your resume but rather, expand on the bullets and provide a deeper explanation of your experiences and accomplishments. This is your opportunity to show why you would be perfect for the job

Highlight relevant experiences

  • Emphasize your past experiences that relate to the job posting and the skills they require

Keep it short and concise

  • Your cover letter should only be a page long with 1-inch margins

Finish Strong

  • Just like the beginning, finishing strong is equally as important. This is your last opportunity to show that you would be great for the company.


  • Make sure you go over your cover letter a few times to ensure there are no grammatical errors

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Include keywords from the job posting

  • This can include things such as their required skills and experience needed for the job. Make sure they are included in your resume. 

Review sample resumes

  • A simple Google search can bring up a wide variety of resume templates. You can also consult a Career Centre advisor in finding a sample resume that works well for your industry.

Make it easy to read

  • Keep it simple and straightforward
  • Don’t use overcomplex words
  • Keep it brief

Use the right font and font size 

  • Use Arial or Times New Roman and keep it between 10 and 12 point. 

Only include relevant information and put important information first

  • Only include your last 10 years of experience 
  • Highlight your achievements, education and skills that are most relevant to the position 

Proofread and Edit 

  • Re-read your resume multiple times to ensure all information is included and that there are no typos or grammatical errors. 

Include subheadings and sections

  • This makes your resume easier to read and easier to organize your education, qualifications, skills and work experience

For more tips, feel free to book an appointment with the George Brown College Career Centre!

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GBC Career Services

For Students

  • Career Advising
  • Create a Resume
  • Practice Interview Skills
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Career Workshops
  • Meet Employers
  • Career Resources

Review sample resumes

  • On-Campus jobs available through online jobsite 
  • Career Advising for their class

For Employers

  • Post jobs on our site
  • On-campus recruitment
  • Employer information sessions

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Sample Job

Sample Job posting

Clinical Informatics Analyst (TFT 1.0 FTE)

The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre - Ottawa, ON
Job Found on

Title: Clinical Informatics Analyst (TFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Temporary Full-time
Contract End Date: 08/31/2021
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days
Department: Mental Health - Hospital Information System (MH-HIS) Cluster
Union: Non-union
Site: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

About The Royal
As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.

WHO WE ARE:Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and The Royal have established a partnership to share an Electronic Health Record (EHR) environment. This unique grouping of mental health facilities makes up the Mental Health - Health Information System Cluster (MH-HIS Cluster) who provides clinical opportunities to improve patient outcomes and support collaboration in developing and implementing best practices, evidence-based care and common clinical standards. The partnership is leveraging common technology, nomenclature and standardized processes and achieving cost efficiencies and system (practice and operational) efficiency. The MH-HIS Cluster also provides enhanced opportunities to collaborate on and support mental health research aimed at improving patient care and enhancing best practices.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health – Health Information Systems (HIS) Cluster, the Clinical Informatics Analyst is a subject expert with a focus on the electronic health record (EHR) administrative and/or advanced clinical modules. The incumbent facilitates the design, implementation, optimization and adoption of clinical informatics initiatives by working collaboratively with stakeholders, technical experts and/or vendors as required. Using critical and creative thinking the Clinical Informatics Analyst analyzes, prioritizes and translates user needs and requests related to the EHR.This position is at The Royal Ottawa Healthcare Group in Ottawa. Willingness to travel between ROHCG sites and Partner sites; however, minimal travel required. This position entails a rotating on-call (standby) assignment.

Support the implementation of the EHR by defining customer requirements, workflow and process analysis, project communications, unit and integrated design testing, implementation and go-live support.
Provide leadership and subject-matter expertise to working groups responsible for clinical and/or business process workflow re-design and configures the outcomes within the EHR solution in order to support and enhance patient care and processes.
Act as champion for the use of evidence-based best practices and outcome measurement in the EHR.
Develop training plans, training materials in a variety of mediums and other EHR-related supporting documentation; understands and applies the principles of adult education while providing training to stakeholders.
Act as a key change agent and EHR champion in order to facilitate implementation and adoption of new processes and/or clinical standards as well as continuous improvement and optimization; collaboratively work with organizational stakeholders and services to operationalize and sustain the effective integration of the EHR into clinical practice and administrative/business processes.
Act as an advocate for the use of technology and health information to improve clinical processes and the seamless integration of technology into the day-to-day work of front line clinicians.Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the health informatics industry, trends and health care standards; develop awareness, commitment and acceptance of emerging and innovative technologies and systems that support excellence in the delivery of care.
Develop, implement and monitor standards for service and performance; evaluate and effect changes as needed to improve services, simplify workflow ensuring that quality, clinical and regulatory standards are met; use project management, process and quality improvement and change management methodologies in all aspects of work; triage and manage issues effectively using a collaborative, customer service focused approach to supporting stakeholders and resolving issues.
Perform cross-functional and other duties, as assigned and/or requested.

Post-secondary education in clinical, health science, information technology and or health informatics
Minimum of three years clinical informatics experience
Experience in workflow and process redesign an asset
Strong project management, quality improvement and change management skills
Demonstrated success in supporting healthcare staff in the use of electronic clinical applications
Able to function well within a team setting and independently
Well-developed analytical, problem-solving, organizational and communications skills
Ability to actively demonstrate role competencies and leadership
Proven good attendance record with capabilities of maintaining this same standard
MEDITECH experience an asset
To work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the ROHCG
To ensure a work environment that is conducive to the ROHCG
Respectful Workplace policy
Possess a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for travel to Brockville and other ROHCG locations.
This is a 1 year contract with the possibility of extension in the future. Located primarily in Ottawa.

Additional Information
All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications. The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.