The Scholarship program for student leaders hosted a Skills builder! Workshop on modern resumes to help participants create an effective resume. The workshop was open to all students and alumni and will discuss resume content, writing techniques and how to avoid common resume mistakes.
According to skill builders! On the web page, the SLFP offers a dynamic series of 25 to 30 workshops each semester on aspects of leadership development.
“Topics covered included public speaking, working with youth, assertiveness, electronic networking, team building and communication,” said the Skill Builders! Web page. “Other workshops included kayaking, ropes courses, snowshoeing and dining etiquette.”
Grant Langdon, deputy director of career services, said the work of creating a resume minimizes the stress of applying for a job while also boosting self-confidence when it comes to getting the job. maintenance. Langdon said resumes are also a good way to prepare for an interview and make that step easier.
“The process of creating a CV long before it’s used does two main things. First, it creates a philosophy of researching and tracking achievements in your courses, volunteer experiences, and jobs, ”Langdon said. “Second, you will have those accomplishments, workshops and lectures recorded to quickly add them to the personalized personalized CV that you will actually use to apply. “
Langdon said that because more companies are using AI to filter resumes before a human sees them, the workshop will focus on the ability to be read and understood by a computer, and then to shine in the hands of a human.
“Computers aren’t good at reading deeper meaning and most models found on the internet don’t work with the AI doing the screening.” Langdon said.
For Marlie Fowler, major in primary and secondary education in Spain, the creation of resumes is something important to enter the professional world, but it is also something she knows little about.
“I can’t wait to learn how to create a clear and professional resume that lets employers know who I am. Said Fowler.
Like Fowler, Gwendolyn Feamster, a second-year major in political science, said she was eager to learn from the workshop. Feamster said she has a lot of jobs and doesn’t know which ones to exercise so her resume doesn’t get overloaded.
“I think this will make me look like a better candidate with a clear and concise CV,” Feamster said. “I hope this will give me a head start when it comes to looking for a career or applying for a position within the University. “
For those who have many jobs under their belt and don’t know how to add them all without overloading the resume, the workshop will be a good resource for learning how to balance that information.
“I have so many years of work, volunteerism and teaching experience that my resume is about 7 pages long,” said Mandy Bonesteel, junior sociology student. “I want to be able to reduce it but not lose vital information.”
While students can learn aspects of creating a resume for employment opportunities during their time at NMU, the workshop also serves those looking to create a resume for the post-education professional world. Faith King, a major junior in social media design management, said the workshop will build on concepts she has already learned in class.
“I think a lot of people have a clear idea of what a CV should look like: clear, concise and to the point. However, I personally believe there is a lot of room for creativity in a modern resume, ”King said. “If the intention is to sell yourself, you should be able to allow your personality to be a big part of it. After all, a resume is meant to hire a person, not a list of skills and accomplishments.
Those unable to attend the workshop and looking for resources on resume creation can make an appointment with Career Counseling Services by calling 906-227-2800. Langdon said Career Services will be able to review a resume so those looking for help can have the best advantage when applying for jobs in the future.
“You never know who you will be working with or for whom this might represent an opportunity that you would otherwise ignore. Langdon said.
Currently, on The Hub, the workshop has eight registered participants with 22 open spaces. To register for the event, log into The Hub with your NMU ID and from there under registration click on the green registration button.