Tips for Resumes

Tips for your Application with the GNWT

Cover Letter

You should be sure to include a cover letter. Your cover letter is an introduction to you and demonstrates your written communication skills. It doesn't need to be long but should highlight your qualifications and strengths that are specific to the position being sought. It can also include information on paid, unpaid and/or volunteer experiences that provided you with experience and/or opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the position.


Spend some time customizing your resume to the position you are applying for. Make sure that your resume clearly highlights the qualification you have that are specific to the job you are applying for.

You should include:

  • name
  • contact information
  • priority hiring status under the GNWT Affirmative Action Policy
  • a description of your work experience including accurate dates of employment (mm/dd/year)
  • a description of your education
  • a description of your accomplishments, skills, and experiences
  • examples that show employers that you meet or exceed the qualification for the position
  • relevant volunteer experience
  • references


Career Development Officers

The GNWT Career Development Officers work to assist job seekers in their search for employment.  Career Development Officers can provide assistance on resume writing to increase your chances of finding successful employment.  

To reach a Career Development Officer please call the number or visit the Regional office listed below:

Beaufort Delta ECE Service Centre

GNWT Multi-Use Building
106 Veterans Way
Bag Service #1
Inuvik, NT  X0E 0T0

Tel: 867-777-7365
Toll-Free Tel: 1-855-283-9311

Deh Cho ECE Service Centre

Deh Cho Regional Education Centre
9802-98 Avenue
Box 740
Fort Simpson, NT  X0E 0N0

Tel: 867-695-7338

Fort Smith ECE Service Centre

Sweetgrass Building
177 McDougal Road
Box 1406
Fort Smith, NT  X0E 0P0

Tel: 867-872-7425

Hay River ECE Service Centre

Court House Building
8 Capital Drive
Hay River, NT  X0E 1G2

Tel: 867-874-5050

North Slave ECE Service Centre

Nova Plaza, Main Floor
5019-52 Street
Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2L9

Tel: 867-766-5100
Toll-Free Tel: 1-866-768-8145

Sahtu ECE Service Centre

Edward G. Hodgson Building
1A Raven Road
Box 147
Norman Wells, NT  X0E 0V0
Tel: 867-587-7157
Toll-Free Tel: 1-866-814-9840
Fax: 867-587-2612