Our next professional development event is Preparing for Your Career. Susan Barr, from Wayne State University Career Services (link, pictured above) will present a workshop on résumé building as well as what WSU Career Services can provide us as students. The résumé is a great form of personal branding we discussed at our second member meeting.
We are all used to providing résumés to our hopeful employers but each of us has a different structure. Some strengths, some weaknesses. Monday’s event will benefit us greatly as we continue to submit our résumé to prospective employers.
However, when we send out our résumé, are we considering what we are sending and to whom we are sending it? In 2008, U.S. News & World Report posted reasons why résumés typically get thrown in the trash. These are interesting because as we continue, or begin, the process of sending our résumé, are we considering the following?
These examples may seem amateurish, but if we find ourselves quickly putting something together, small details – unbelievable mistakes – may get overlooked and we, too, will be overlooked.
Monday’s event will fine tune our résumé and set us a step above our competition. Check out our Facebook page for details. Otherwise, we’ll see you Monday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in the Faculty Administration Building, room 1139.