Resume Building and Interview Skills Workshops

23 June 2021

As positions open through the Service Excellence Transformation initiative and restructuring continues, the university is pleased to offer two workshops to help you update your resume and practice your interview skills.

Each workshop is an hour and a half long and is free for employees.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop 

July 14, 9–10:30 a.m.

This virtual workshop is designed to help you put your best foot forward with a resume and cover letter tailored to the role you’re applying for. Discover how to clearly represent your skills, abilities, and accomplishments. You’ll learn about:

  • Different styles of resume
  • Designing a resume that supports your career objectives
  • What information to include in the resume
  • Preparing targeted cover letters for advertised positions and recruitment agencies
  • Preparing thank you messages and when to send them
  • Basic rules and common mistakes with resume and cover letter preparation

Participants will receive sample resumes and cover letters, and an accomplishment worksheet.

About the speaker
Ana Sabo is a passionate career development professional who strives to help others find meaningful work. She is practiced at supporting clients through identifying personal goals, resume development, mock interviews, and eLearning.

Register through the LearnCentre using the “enroll” button on the top right. New to LearnCentre? Access LearnCentre before registering.


Interviewing Workshop

July 21, 9–10:30 a.m.

This workshop will discuss best practice for navigating interviews. You’ll learn how to prepare, how to tackle the most common and challenging questions such as weaknesses and strengths, and how to stand out and make the short list. Other topics include:

  • Types of interviews
  • Tips and tricks
  • How to practice being interviewed
  • What to expect and what is expected
  • How to respond to some of the most common behavioural interview questions such as your leaving story and salary expectations
  • Preparation for tough questions
  • Questions to ask the employer

Participants will receive handouts outlining interview basics and the qualities employers seek.

About the speaker
Sonja Henning has more than 30 years experience in management, people development, transition and coaching, and strives to connect people with resources for success. With experience leading through personal and organizational change, throughout her career, Henning’s focus has been on finding opportunities for growth, sustainability and authenticity for others. Henning is a certified coach and qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® practitioner.

Register through the LearnCentre using the “enroll” button on the top right. New to LearnCentre? Access LearnCentre before registering.


The U of A also offers a variety of services through the Employee and Family Assistance Program for ongoing career support. Check out the Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment Supports for Career Life Cycle page to see the resources available to U of A employees.