Resources

Are you a student looking for more funding options through scholarships and grants?

 

Are you looking for tips to boost your old resume?

You've come to the right place!

Whether you are a student using our services for funding, a current client, or maybe a new one, we've got you covered. Below, we have prepared different resources to help you no matter what stage of your career you are in. 

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Student Resources

Scholarships

The following is a list of different websites offering a variety of scholarships and grants. Use these links to find the right scholarship or grant for you. Don't forget to check your schools website for more scholarship and grant opportunities.

Interns & Apprentices Program

The objective of this program is to provide clients with career opportunities which will lead to continuing employment by providing on the job training to increase client experience and to provide an entry into the workforce of the host employer. The apprentices aspect of this program is intended to assist clients who have expressed that they intend to complete the requirements necessary to be registered Journeymen in one of the skilled trades.

**Resources are still be adding... please check back later for more information!

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Resume Quick Tips

Struggling to write your resume? Don't stress about your resume being perfect. There are many ways to craft a resume. You just have to find the right way to highlights your skills, your accomplishments, and your experiences. Show the employer that you have what they're looking for to fill their open position. Below are a few quick tips to remember when creating or updating your resume. For more tips, visit our news blog under the Resume & Cover Letter Tips tab. Note: If you would like one-on-one assistance with your resume, please contact the Akwesasne Employment Resource Center. 

First let's review a few do's and don'ts for resumes:

  • DO Try to keep your resume to one page (there are a few exceptions)

  • DO Proofread a couple times for typos and grammatical errors

  • DO Use a known font (Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, etc.) and font size 12

  • DO Provide correct and working contact information (email, phone, mailing address)

  • DO List your most recent experiences first

  • DO Begin bulleted sentences with action verbs *see pdf below

  • DO Include your accomplishments, not just your work duties

  • DO Follow up your resume with a personal cover letter for each job you're applying

  • DO NOT Lie or exaggerate your skills or accomplishments on your resume

  • DO NOT Steal the job descriptions exact wording

  • DO NOT Have an objective statement at the top - in most cases these statements are no longer needed. The employer already knows you're looking for a job. Instead use the extra space to highlight some soft skills in the work experience section of your resume.

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