Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Creating a custom cover letter and resume
Tuesday night our Great Work Great Career class learned about the role of a custom cover letter and resume in getting us an interview.
We had the opportunity to hear from Melissa Scheaffer, associate director of career services, who used her professional skills in resume writing to explain the importance of said subjects. As a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, she had many invaluable counsels and practices for us to apply to our career searching endeavors.
A few of our participants volunteered their personal resumes to be critiqued in front of the class, and this was followed by group peer critiquing. Both activities were incredibly beneficial for everyone in attendance.
This class was our first real “hands-on” group session. Judging by the reactions of the participants, this was definitely one of our best sessions yet!