Western's Employment Resource Centre

   COVID-19 Update: WERC is operating virtually this fall, but our full suite of services are still available to the Western community  

 

E-advising is and virtual drop-in services are currently open! Peer Mock Interviews and personal statement advising will be open later in the term. 

 

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WERC is your one-stop-shop for help with resumes, cover letters, CVs and LinkedIn profiles. WERC also offers interview practice and personal statement support too! We're staffed by extensively trained undergraduate and graduate students eager to help you take your application documents and interview skills to the next level.

Did you know? Services can also be offered in any of the following languages: Arabic, French, Hindi, Tamil, Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, and more!

Whether you visit us for a virtual drop-in session or electronically through email, we're happy to provide feedback on your content, formatting, and organization. We welcome all Western students, alumni, and faculty to use our services.

 

Quotes93% of students who accessed WERC’s e-advising service were satisfied or very satisfied with the feedback they received.


Services Offered by WERC

Resumes | Cover Letters | CVs | LinkedIn Profile | Personal Statements | Mock Interviews | Workshops



Meet Our Team! (click to expand)

Our awesome team of undergraduate and graduate Career Profile Advisors (CPAs) are ready to help you take your application documents, LinkedIn profile and interview skills to the next level!




Virtual Drop-in Hours 

Drop-in hours run from 10am-4pm EST Monday-Friday. Please click on this Zoom link to join! https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/95218032266

Virtual Feedback 

Virtual drop-in sessions offering one-on-one support for resumes, cover letters, CVs, and/or LinkedIn profiles 5 days a week! No appointment needed!

We are happy to provide you with constructive feedback on the overall appearance, relevance and content of your documents.

Please be aware this is not an editing service.

 

 



E-Advising Information

We are happy to provide you with feedback on your resume, cover letter, CV and/or LinkedIn profile. E-mail us any time, from anywhere!

You should expect to receive email feedback within 3 business days.

Email werc@uwo.ca with the following:

  • Your name
  • Your Western user ID (e.g. jdoe19)

For resumes, cover letters, and CVs. Please also send a brief description of what you will be using these documents for (e.g. job title/description)

For LinkedIn profiles. Please also send the URL of your LinkedIn profile (Please enable public access to your LinkedIn profile so that we have the full view).  



Peer Mock Interviews - Open in November

Get basic feedback on your interview skills from a Career Profile Advisor in a virtual 30-minute session. Book your appointment in Connect. Select Appointments from the left-hand navigation menu, and then select Mock Interviews. If you select a Zoom Mock Interview, the link will be emailed to you.

 



Personal Statement Advising - Stay Tuned for More Details

Get basic feedback on your personal statement from a Career Profile Advisor in this virtual 30-minute session. No session limits!

Book your appointment in Connect and a Zoom link will be emailed to you. Select Appointments from the left-hand navigation menu, and then select Personal Statement Advising. Advance notice of 24 business hours is required.

 



Virtual Drop-in Hours 

Graduate student drop-in hours are coming. Until then, please feel free to use the general drop-in services, which can be joined from here: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/95218032266

Graduate Student Hours 

We are excited to offer virtual drop-in hours staffed by our graduate-level Career Profile Advisors.

They are happy to provide you with constructive feedback on the overall appearance, relevance and content of your documents.

Please be aware this is not an editing service.

 



Workshop Requests

Student groups are invited to request workshops, facilitated by our CPA team, on the topics of resumes, cover letters, and CV's.  Submitting your request at least two weeks in advance will increase the likelihood that we are able to accommodate you. In the event that we are not available for your desired date, we are happy to provide alternative resources.  We look forward to collaborating!