Resume/Curriculum Vitae/Cover Letter Writing Workshop


Definition and differences between a resume and curriculum vitae
Industries and/or countries where a resume and curriculum vitae are most commonly used
How 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 marketplace
Understand 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 resume
How to write an objective and perhaps summary for the resume
What personal qualifications should you include on the resume
How 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 resume
What computer skills should be included on the resume
How to write about college and high school honors and activities
Which 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 applicants
Choosing the most appropriate action verbs that describe skills
How to choose activities, leadership experiences, travel, and other involvements

       to include on the resume

Do I include references on my resume/cv
How to approach people to be a reference
How 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 letter
What 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 description
How 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/note
How soon should a thank you note be sent after an information interview or contact

       for a job

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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