The Department of English is hosting this hands-on workshop specifically for English majors to give you resume tips and tricks (and warn you of pitfalls to avoid).
In this workshop, English majors and minors will learn to build a stand-out resume. It will also demonstrate how the skills you learn in the English major and minor programs will not only help you get a job but also help you in the job search process. If you have a drafted resume, please feel free to bring a copy. If you don’t have one yet, no problem—this workshop will help you develop one. Additionally, if you are currently conducting a job/internship search, feel free to bring copies of job advertisements for opportunities that interest you.
At the end of this workshop, students will be able to:
- Identify the purpose of a resume, its structure and its key formatting elements
- Distinguish common missteps that job seekers make in resumes
- Recognize what employers look for in applicant resumes and the role that technology (Applicant Tracking Systems) plays in job searches
- Utilize skills developed in Humanities majors to critique and revise resumes (including their own)
- Develop their resumes and tailor them to specific job ads
For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Katie Stanutz (.3).