Résumé Writing 101
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Résumé Writing 101 is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of résumé writing best practices. The course will define the essential “anatomy” of a professional résumé which meets the expectations of hiring managers and recruiters across all industries. Participants will learn to review target job postings to identify essential job functions; assess their own knowledge, skills, and abilities against the key responsibilities; and create a résumé that positions the job seeker as a highly qualified candidate.
This program is for any job seeker who is interested in learning the fundamentals of writing a good résumé.
This live video program will include PowerPoint presentations, guided writing exercises, and Q&A sessions to engage participants.
- 2 hours/week
- Mondays 3-4 pm PST
- Five weeks
- New cohort each month
Jerome Imhoff was born and raised in Sturgis, South Dakota in the heart of the Black Hills. As a young boy, Jerome fell in love with learning and reading and knew by the second grade that he would be a teacher. Upon graduation form Black Hills State University, he began his career as a music teacher. In 2001, Jerome moved to the San Francisco Bay Area worked as an ESL instructor and later as a Job Developer and Vocational Counselor. Following a five-year career as a Recruiter for Talent Tree, a national staffing agency, Jerome founded The Résumé Shop, “INK” in 2009.
As a lifelong learner himself, Jerome thrives on interacting with his clients, actively engaging students in the learning process. Jerome loves people and believes in radical acceptance of self and others. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Jerome champions diversity and encourages others to celebrate what makes them unique.
The mentor will lead participants in discussions and exercises which will enable each to write the key sections of a good résumé, including the professional summary, summary of competencies, career highlights, and professional experience. Participants will be provided with a step-by-step process which includes pre-writing exercises, creation of a draft, feedback, and editing.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to create a résumé that presents their knowledge, skills, and abilities to a prospective employer. The completed résumé will follow a format that adheres to current best practices for effectively marketing job seekers.
Participants will be supplied with a basic résumé template, a pre-writing worksheet, and sample résumés.
Upon completion of Résumé Writing 101, participants will have mastered the essential skills required to write a résumé which adheres to best practices with respect to content and formatting.
Understand the “anatomy” and format of a professional résumé.
Identify essential job functions from a job posting.
Have a solid understanding of résumé writing style.
Be able to write/edit the various sections of a general résumé.
Learn to tailor a master résumé to specific jobs.
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