Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Workshop

learn about resumes and develop interview skills

Resume Writing


This workshop will assist a job seeker in developing two very important tools that will help put them above the rest of the pack - the resume and cover letter.

Your resume and cover letter are what gets you invited to an interview. Without a well written resume and cover letter, your chances of being invited to an interview for your dream job are immeasurably diminished. The goal of a successful cover letter and resume are to get get you, the job seeker, an interview.

Our workshop will help you develop the ability take your skills and work history and put them on paper so a prospective employer can see your history, skills and experience, and what you have to offer his or her company. The resume is your personal marketing tool - used to market YOU! You are the seller, the employer is the buyer - your resume needs to show an employer how hiring you would benefit the company.

The resume, when well written, should present your strengths, demonstrate what you can do, show a link between your skills and experience to what employers look for, and provide answers to the employer before they even meet you. The resume markets YOU to a prospective employer, and our workshop's goal is to teach you how to create this very important tool.



  • Subjects Covered Include:
  • Describe the main function of a professional resume
  • Identify the components of a professional resume
  • Describe best-practice techniques for creating a professional resume
  • Explain how to draft and produce a professional resume for both print and virtual distribution (through email)
  • Describe the main function of a cover letter
  • Explain how to develop an effective cover letter to accompany a resume
  • Identify effective language and keywords to use in a professional resume or cover letter, and describe template designs that will enhance and polish a resume and cover letter
  • Explain how to tailor a resume and cover letter for a specific job
  • For more information, contact Tim Boyd.


Interview Skills


An interview gives a prospective employer the opportunity to speak with you and consider your appropriateness for the job in question.

Since your resume or job application showed that you possess the desired skills for the job, the interview will focus on those intangibles (such as your personality and style) that will help the employer decide whether or not you will fit into the company culture.

The recruitment processes can take a variety of different forms, such as: exercises, aptitude tests and group exercises that go along the traditional question and answer interview. The traditional approach interview process is still widely used and can be the most unsettling to many people. In an effort to perform well, it helps to have some understanding of what the process might involve. For example, knowing ahead of time what types of questions might come up, and what a recruiter may want to know, and how can this information be best presented. The Interview Skills part of the workshop's primary goal is to help you demystify interviews and gainj an understanding of the different ways in which you can make a positive impression on a recruiter.

Being well prepared for an interview will help you be confident, relaxed and professional, and will impress the interviewer. Key to a successful interview is adequate preparation, and a knowledge of the job requirements and the employer. While Most employers ask the same basic questions, you should prepare yourself before hand for the expected and unexpected.

While it's best to avoid memorizing answers, you should become confident about what you will say so that you can leave a positive impression. Finding someone to help coach you through the questions prior to the interview is a good method of preparation. These topics and other below are covered in the workshop.

  • Subjects Covered Include:
  • Practicing good nonverbal communication (body language)
  • Dress for the job or company - don't over or under dress
  • Why being a good listener is very important during an interview
  • How being too talkative during an interview can be fatal to your efforts
  • Not being too familiar or comfortable - be professional
  • Taking care to completely answer the questions that were asked
  • Asking questions helps to find out if this is the right place for you
  • Demonstrating the three Cs during the interview: cool, calm and confidence
  • For more information, contact Tim Boyd.


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