Resume/Curriculum Vitae/Cover Letter Writing Workshop


Definition and differences between a resume and curriculum vitaeIndustries and/or countries where a resume and curriculum vitae are most commonly usedHow to use a resume, curriculum vitae, and letter of application with electronic web-based applications

How to identify adaptive/personality traits, transferable/functional skills, and job-related skills for use on the resume

Where adaptive/personality traits, functional/transferable skills, and job-related skills are most commonly found in sections on the resume/cv

Which skills are most important to employers in today’s marketplaceUnderstand the purpose of the resume and its functions as a self-inventory, extended calling card, agenda for an interview, and memory jogger for the employer

after the interview

Understand the resume outlines and the differences between chronological resume, functional resume, and combination chronological-functional resume formats

How to select and write headers for the resumeHow to write an objective and perhaps summary for the resumeWhat personal qualifications should you include on the resumeHow to write your education section for the resume, including whether your should include grade point average and how to calculate it

What completed courses should be included on the resumeWhat computer skills should be included on the resumeHow to write about college and high school honors and activitiesWhich experiences should be included in an experience section or other related experience section. These might include class projects, volunteer work, campus

organizations, internships, part-time and full-time and summer employment

How to use the “active verb plus task equals results formula”Which experiences are the most/least important when employers assess applicantsChoosing the most appropriate action verbs that describe skillsHow to choose activities, leadership experiences, travel, and other involvements to include on the resume

Do I include references on my resume/cvHow to approach people to be a referenceHow to prepare a resume/cv to be used with electronic web-based applications sent through e-mail or used in paper form

What is the purpose of a cover letterWhat should be included in the various sections of the cover letter – the opening paragraph, education paragraph, experience paragraph, and concluding paragraph

How to relate your strongest qualifications from your education to the job descriptionHow to write about your strongest qualifications from your experience and how they relate to the job description

How to suggest an action plan, request an interview, and express appreciation in the letter

What should be included in a “thank you” letter/noteHow soon should a thank you note be sent after an information interview or contact for a job

Monday, March 26 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Science #1020

Event Type

Information Session, Workshop




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