Past Applications

Here is a list of jobs (over 180) to which I have applied in the past year. There were others, but these are the one’s for which I have a record of application. For most, custom letters were written. For some, executive summaries were included (matching their requirements with my skills). For some, the resume was customized.

My resume was retained by the following jobs posted in the Federal Government Employment inventory. A few tests and interviews (and two job postings conducted reference checks, which I passed) but no job offers:

  1. Internal Communications Advisor (WCO19J-010013-000290)
  2. Training (AGR18J-016765-000378)
  3. Various communications positions (DUS18J-019665-000012)
  4. Communication Advisor (DND18J-011205-000476)
  5. IS-03 Communications Officer | IS-04 Senior Communications Officer (IAN18J-015515-000052) (Tested)
  6. Senior Communications Expert (PCO18J-019380-000033)
  7. Internet Content and New Media Officer III – Online Communications Officer (CAP18J-013460-000134)
  8. Communications Advisor *CHANGE IN CLOSING DATE (SVC18J-019848-000026)
  9. Communications Officer (AGR17J-016459-000480)
  10. Communications Officer @ Shared Services Canada (Inventory) (GSS17J-018561-000103)
  11. Your skills are wanted for FCAC’s Marketing and Communications Branch! (FNA17J-014810-000097)
  12. CRA Communications Officer (tested, interviewed, references checked and on inventory list)
  13. Communications Manager (DUS18J-019665-000015)
  14. Various positions in Communications (FIN18J-017611-000022)
  15. Digital Communications and Marketing Gurus (DVA17J-008764-000356)
  16. Senior Communications Advisor (DUS18J-019665-000014)
  17. Policy Analyst (RSN18J-013761-000256)
  18. Communications Advisor (MOT18J-014558-000370)
  19. Writer/Editor Various Streams (Developmental Program) (DVA18J-017813-000404)
  20. Communications Advisor (DND18J-019116-000110)
  21. Risk Communications and Public Involvement Officer (SHC18J-018479-000058)
  22. STREAM 1: Technical Advisor, STREAM 2: Team Leader (CSD18J-016752-000611)
  23. Communications Advisor (GSS18J-018561-000124)
  24. Consumer Education and Financial Literacy teams in hiring mode! (FNA17J-014810-000102)
  25. Public Relations and Communications Officer (CAP17J-017517-000027)
  26. Citizen Services Officer (CSD17J-018788-000139)
  27. Junior Creative Thinker (DFO17J-019059-000026)
  28. Communications Officer (ENR17J-013570-000062)
  29. Major Case Management Information Systems Applications Specialist (RCM17J-014892-000215)
  30. Workforce Development Analyst/Officer/Business and Resource Management Analyst/Training Officer (DFO17J-018649-000003)
  31. Communications Advisor (GSS16J-013347-000170) (Tested, Interviewed, References checked, on qualified hiring list)
  32. Program Officer (CSD16J-010189-000192)
  33. Web Quality Assurance Officer (Stream 1) Web Writer (Stream 2) (SVC16J-010225-000080)

On Indeed, I’ve applied to the following jobs in the past year. Different styled resumes, personalized cover letters (for the most part). A few inquiries, one interview, no job offers.

  1. Book Editor position at Tellwell Talent.
  2. Health Promotion, DASH BC – Victoria, BC
  3. Marketing and Communications Manager, Power To Be – Victoria, BC
  4. Communications Advisor, Standards Council of Canada- Ottawa, ON
  5. Communications Assistant, City of Vancouver- Vancouver, BC
  6. Content Creator and Graphic Designer, ACD Systems International Inc. – Victoria, BC
  7. Education and Research Project Facilitator, Victoria Hospice Society – Victoria, BC
  8. 2018-109 Communications Coordinator, Broadmead Care Society- Victoria, BC
  9. Communications Coordinator, WCG Services – Victoria, BC
  10. Marketing Coordinator, Sunshine Coast Credit Union – Gibsons, BC
  11. Marketing Specialist, Content, TelmedIQ – Victoria, BC
  12. Women’s Centre – Outreach and Communications Coordinator, University of Victoria Students’ Society – Victoria, BC
  13. Professional Real Estate Assistant (Vancouver Island), Real Estate Professionals – Vancouver Island, BC
  14. Graphic Designer and Web Marketing Specialist, World University Service of Canada – Ottawa, ON
  15. Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity, Gerard Search – Nanaimo, BC
  16. Digital Marketing Strategist, Worksite Safety – Duncan, BC
  17. Corporate Writer, ITFO Communications Inc. – Victoria, BC
  18. Content Marketing Specialist, Fusebill – Ottawa, ON
  19. Managing Editor, ITFO Communications Inc. – Victoria, BC
  20. Development Manager, Dogwood – Victoria, BC
  21. Digital Content Specialist, ACD Systems International Inc. – Victoria, BC
  22. Communications Coordinator, ArtSea Community Arts Council – Sidney, BC
  23. Manager, Communications and Governance, National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) – Ottawa, ON
  24. Communications Manager, School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley) – Duncan, BC
  25. Digital Media Specialist, blackiron agency – Ottawa, ON
  26. Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications, Royal Canadian Mint- Ottawa, ON
  27. Digital Strategist, Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) – Ottawa, ON
  28. Senior Manager, Digital Marketing & Communications, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services- Ottawa, ON
  29. Web Content Writer, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction / Centre Canadien sur les dependencies et l’usage de substances – Ottawa, ON
  30. Writer/Editor, Ascribe – Ottawa, ON
  31. Writer/Editor, Mental Health Commission of Canada- Ottawa, ON
  32. Content Specialist, Plainly Speaking (formerly Waterwood Communications) – Kanata, ON
  33. Senior Technical Writer (CARD2388), Fortinet- Ottawa, ON
  34. Communications Advisor/ Social Media Expert, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction / Centre Canadien sur les dependencies et l’usage de substances – Ottawa, ON
  35. Senior Communications Officer, Ian Martin Group- Ottawa, ON
  36. Copywriter/ Editor, Precision ERP – Ottawa, ON
  37. Writers, Moov Marketing Group Inc. – Victoria, BC
  38. Marketing & Communications Representative, Oak Bay Beach Hotel- Victoria, BC
  39. Community Engagement Manager, Engaged HR – Victoria, BC
  40. Senior Editor, ROBERTSON & COMPANY LTD – Ottawa, ON
  41. Content Specialist, Marketing Communications, March Networks Corporation- Ottawa, ON
  42. Digital Content Coordinator – 3764, The Headhunters- Winnipeg, MB
  43. Social Media/Web Manager, Intergalactic CBD Therapeutics – Victoria, BC
  44. Content and Social Media Specialist, Nordik Windows & Doors – Ottawa, ON
  45. Intermediate Communications – Social Media, inRound Innovations – Ottawa, ON
  46. Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative – Victoria, BC
  47. Communications & Fund Development Officer, PACIFICA HOUSING ADVISORY ASSOCIATION – Victoria, BC
  48. WordPress Developer and Digital Marketing Consultant, RFDM Solutions – Victoria, BC
  49. Community Engagement Coordinator, BC Construction Association – Victoria, BC
  50. Communications Officer, Vancouver Island University – Nanaimo, BC
  51. Digital Communications Specialist, Canadian Blood Services- Ottawa, ON
  52. Communications Manager, Compass Consulting International – Ottawa, ON
  53. Social Media and PR Manager, Coulson Group of Companies – Vancouver Island, BC
  54. Communications Specialist, Qualico – Winnipeg, MB
  55. Social Media Strategist, Winnipeg, MB
  56. Community Outreach Manager, Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness – Victoria, BC
  57. Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association – Winnipeg, MB
  58. Marketing Coordinator, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS – Winnipeg, MB
  59. Marketing Copywriter, SkipTheDishes- Winnipeg, MB
  60. Marketing Communications Officer, BRETT YOUNG SEEDS- Winnipeg, MB
  61. Corporate Communications Manager, KGS Group- Winnipeg, MB
  62. Technical Writer, Reliable Controls Corporation – Victoria, BC
  63. Senior Learning Consultant, Flint Learning Solutions – Vaughan, ON
  64. Social Media Manager, Epicure- Sidney, BC
  65. SEM/Web Strategist, Worksite Safety – Duncan, BC
  66. VP/Director of Marketing Communications, Comm100 Network Corporation – Vancouver, BC
  67. Communications Officer, University of Manitoba – Winnipeg, MB
  68. Book Editor, Tellwell Talent- Victoria, BC
  69. Content Specialist, Bambora – Victoria, BC
  70. Copywriter/Editor, Enrollment Resources – Victoria, BC
  71. Business Development Representative – BC Greater Victoria Area, Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc. – Vancouver Island, BC
  72. Director, Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative (ASBIRI), Alberta Innovates (previously Alberta Research Council Inc.) – Edmonton, AB
  73. Consultant – Government Relations, NATIONAL Public Relations Inc. – Ottawa, ON
  74. Volunteer Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, Grant MacEwan University- Edmonton, AB
  75. Commercial Communication Project Specialist, IKO Industries Ltd.- Brampton, ON
  76. Intranet Delivery Specialist (SharePoint), Dynamic Owl Consulting – Vancouver, BC
  77. Senior Communications Advisor, Canadian Western Bank- Edmonton, AB
  78. Advertising Feature Editor / Writer, Times Colonist – Victoria, BC
  79. Communications Coordinator, Children’s Aid Society of London & Middlesex – London, ON
  80. Public Relations Manager, Maropost – Toronto, ON
  81. Communications Manager, Rethink Talent Inc – Toronto, ON
  82. Public Relations and Communications Manager, Zwilling J.A. Henckels Canada Ltd – Markham, ON
  83. Manager, Communications, Georgian College – Barrie, ON
  84. Director, Corporate Communications, Equitable Life – Waterloo, ON
  85. Internal Communications Advisor, Communications & Engagement, City Of Edmonton- Edmonton, AB
  86. Social Media Coordinator, Duncan Home Harware – Duncan, BC
  87. Corporate Affairs Manager, BC Hydro- Victoria, BC
  88. Communications Coordinator or Manager, Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS) – Victoria, BC

Other jobs I’ve applied for over the past three years (a few inquiries, some interviews, no job offers):

  1. Attorney General, COMM O 21R – Communications and Engagement Coordinator
  2. CRD Communications and Education Development (Parks)
  3. Saanich, Communications Specialist
  4. UVic Engineering Communications Coordinator (application here) (Interviewed, but they preferred to hire no one instead and reposted the job, previous applicants need not apply)
  5. District of Esquimalt Communications Specialist
  6. Government Relations Advisor, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
  7. Self Design,  Digital Content Writer Contract Posting (tested)
  8. Communications and Client Relations Coordinator with BC Pension Corporation
  9. BC Ministry of Finance, Communications and Marketing (tested)
  10. Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner Senior Communications Officer – Temporary Appointment
  11. University of Victoria, Communication Coordinator
  12. SelfDesign, Contract writer
  13. Worksite Safety BC, Communications
  14. Township of Esquimalt, Communications Specialist
  15. Epicure, Communications and Marketing
  16. Government Relations Advisor, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, British Columbia (CPAWS-BC)
  17. Knowledge Bureau, Director of Communications (interviewed)
  18. CBC, Provincial Affairs Reporter (Job Number: VIC00040)
  19. UVic’s Women’s Centre, Outreach and Communications Coordinator
  20. RRU, Writing Centre, Academic Writing Specialist – (P0301)
  21. Royal Roads University Job posting, Program Associate (numerous)
  22. Cowichan Women Against Violence Society, Executive Director
  23. RRU, School Manager, School of Leadership Studies M0127
  24. Carleton University, Communications Officer
  25. Carleton University, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  26. City of Victoria, Manager –Engagement
  27. AGR Winnipeg , IS-03 Communications Officer
  28. Superintendent of School District 79, Communications Manager
  29. Block Stream, Marketing and Communication Director
  30. Green Party of Canada, Communications Officer (preliminary interview)
  31. UVic student wellness centre, Web Coordinator
  32. UVic co-op coordinator
  33. Victoria Real Estate Board, Communications and Research Coordinator
  34. Red Cross, Communications Delegate
  35. Fullscript
  36. Vancouver Island University, Communications Officer
  37. Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, Communications
  38. University of Ottawa, Digital Strategist, Office of External Relations
  39. Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP), Community Engagement Coordinator
  40. BC Ombudsperson Outreach, Information and Education Officer
  41. Economical Insurance (Waterloo), Corporate Communication Specialist, with Corporate Communications & PR
  42. Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefits Program, Manager of Communications
  43. CRD, Communications Coordinator (Interviewed)
  44. Elections Manitoba, Communications Officer
  45. Small Business Branch (BC Gov), Manager of Small Business Programs
  46. Peninsula Coop, Marketing & Community Relations Manager (Saanichton)
  47. City of Fort St. John, Communications Coordinator
  48. Yellowknife, Communications Officer
  49. KGS Group (Winnipeg), Corporation Communications Manager
  50. Vancouver, Communications Coordinator II
  51. Coolaid, Manager of Development
  52. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, Communications Officer
  53. Worksite Safety (Duncan), Web Strategist
  54. UVic Student Health and Wellness, Web and Communications Coordinator
  55. BC Transit, Senior Communications and Engagement Advisor (I also applied to drive buses, given my experience as a taxi driver and motorcycle trainer… no luck. Ever)
  56. BC Attorney General, Communications and Planning Coordinator (on feedback phone call, I was told to “dumb down” my CV, and include only the past 10 years)
  57. BC Pension, Senior Communications Advisor
  58. BC Gov Communications, Communications Officer
  59. CRD, Communications Manager
  60. Camosun College, Instructional Assistant, writing
  61. Vancouver Island University, Communications Officer
  62. Pension BC, Web and Visual Content Specialist
  63. BC Governor General, Communications
  64. SD79 (Cowichan School District), Communications and Community Engagement Specialist (this job was perfectly matched to my skills, and I also included an executive summary matching their requirements with my skills and experience. Not only did I not receive an interview, they repeatedly ignored my multiple requests for feedback so I could better improve my presentation next time around)
  65. GCPE, Communications Inventory
  66. GCPE, Junior Public Affairs Officer
  67. GCPE, Public Affairs Officer
  68. GCPE, Communications Manager
  69. GCPE, Writer
  70. BC Pension, Corporate Communications and Client Relations Coordinator
  71. BC Min of Education, Manager, Operations
  72. Ranstad, Content Writer
  73. BC Assessment, Career Learning Assessment
  74. BC Gov, User Experience Content Strategist
  75. BC Gov, Online Communications Officer
  76. CRD Production Communications Coordinator
  77. Ministry of Health, Technical Writer (tested and interviewed)
  78. Pension BC, Senior Communications Advisor
  79. Hansard, Editor (Interviewed and tested)
  80. Auditor General, Communications Officer
  81. SEAPARC, Receptionist

I have requested anonymous feedback from over 50 of these businesses. Only one has ever replied.