Resume & Cover Letters

Stack of Resumes


It is critical to have an EFFECTIVE resume and cover letter:

  • Companies are now receiving hundreds or thousands of applications per posting over the internet
  • Hiring professionals¬†spend approximately 20 seconds skimming a resume on the first screening
  • Many organizations are using ATS (Applicant Tracking System) technology to provide key word screening of candidates

Cardinal resumes/CVs:

  • Focuses on your “personal brand“, targeted roles and your value proposition to the industry
  • Industry-appropriate: government, high-tech, academia,…
  • Level-appropriate: executive, managerial, entry-level, student,…
  • Highlights key skills, accomplishments and achievements
  • Minimizes attention drawn to gaps in employment

You receive:

  • Resume/CV – with two rounds of edits
  • Sample Cover Letter – based on your Resume/CV and a sample posting of interest to you


  • Social Media Profile Assessment (LinkedIn)
  • Coaching sessions:
    • Interview preparation and practice interviews
    • Job search and networking practices
    • LinkedIn or social media profiles


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