Résumé Bootcamp Wants You!

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Ashley Robinson

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Employers look for various things like: appearance, knowledge about job position and résumés. Résumés are important for job seekers to have so they can showcase their experiences and why they the right person for the job.

Career Services is hosting an Résumé Boot Camp for students that continue today from 1–5 p.m. where free food and drinks will be provided.

The Boot camp is designed to help students get ready for upcoming employment events like the Eagle Expo Career Fair, which is on Feb. 25. At the boot camp, students can get résumés made from scratch or get current résumés critique.

“It’s important for [students] to put their best résumé forward for employers,” Mary Lu Adams, coordinator of Career Program and Events, said. “We like to emphasize to get really good, quality employers on campus, they want to see good quality students.”

Also, this is the time where all the Career Development Specialists are available to students to help in their specific majors.

Some of the specialists are: Donna Lowe for CLASS; Racheal Barrett for COBA, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Veterans; Amy Rowell for COE and College of Health and Human Services; and Jason Pollett for CEIT and CSM.

Students unable to attend the boot camp can visit the Career Services website to get more information on how to structure résumés and cover letters.

Some quick tips to improve a résumé: “The strongest words on your résumé are almost always nouns – not verbs. Employers often scan resumes for skills, certifications, degrees, job titles, hardware, software, company names, organizations, and schools. Using words like “managed” and “provided” are important, but do not necessarily carry the most weight,” Jessica Sexton, graduate assistant, said.

Career Services is located on the first floor in the Williams Center and offers resume critiques Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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