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Get Your Dream Job - Resume Writing and Interviewing for Success

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Starting a job search can be a daunting process no matter where you are in your career.  There is a lot of competition for jobs and companies want to hire the absolute best.  So how do you ensure you are one of the lucky ones that get to interview for the job you want?  First, you start with telling your story through your resume.  You’ve heard the horror stories about that recruiter who only looks at your resume for a matter of seconds and if you don’t have “what they’re looking for” they move on.  Take heart, this isn’t true of all HR departments and hiring managers.  The goal is to target your job search, apply for jobs for which you are qualified, and then ensure your resume speaks to what the hiring manager is seeking.  In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to get noticed and how about those pesky cover letters?  Once you get an interview, we’ll talk about selling yourself to a stranger.  It’s about having a conversation and providing insight to who you are, what you’ve accomplished and how you can help a new company achieve its goals.  Your work starts long before you step foot in an interviewers office, so we’ll talk about researching a prospective employer, questions you should be prepared to ask and questions you need to ask.  Remember, you are interviewing a new employer just as much as they are interviewing you! 


Workshop run by Heather McGotty, Director of Human Resources at Welch's

  • The basic mechanics in good resume writing
    • Starting with the end in mind
      • What you want to achieve with the document
      • Relevance to desired position, etc.
    • What to include and what to leave out
    • How to phrase accomplishments for maximum impact
    • Active versus passive voice, etc.
  • Interviewing skills for success
    • Engagement
    • Asking, as well as answering questions
    • Linking answers to demands of position
    • Showing initiative
    • Demonstrating good thinking skills (even if you don't know a specific answer)
    • Basic interpersonal skills and manners (eye contact, greetings, follow-up)
    • Being authentic

 

Date and Time:  
March 27, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 PM


Location:  

Whitehead institute
9 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142


We appreciate Whitehead Institute donating the use of their event space.



 
Cost:   
Members: $35; Non-Members: $55

A light dinner will be served.

To Register


If you are a student looking for financial assistance to attend this event, please visit www.stayinma.com.