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Tips From Employers

Employers at the TRU Indigenous Career Fair shared some valuable tips for students who are seeking employment. Check out the five tips below before you send your next job application.


Self-identify as Indigenous in your cover letter and/or application to be considered for positions seeking Indigenous applicants.

Cover letter

Use a cover letter to provide additional information to support your application. Expand on the skills, qualifications, and credentials already outlined in your resume.

Include positive references

List positive references, recommendations and testimonials from colleagues and managers in your cover letter.

Values alignment

Do your research on the organization. Describe how your personal values align with the organizational values.

Prepare thoughtful questions

During an interview, you will often have an opportunity for questions. Be prepared with thoughtful, well-crafted questions that outline your knowledge of the organization.

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