Career Services specialists are partnering with CSU professors and industry-professionals to present online workshops for students and alumni to aid in their professional development.
The next workshop will feature human resources lead faculty Al Infande presenting a resume writing workshop via Adobe Connect at 3 p.m. CST Feb. 27. Infande has extensive corporate experience as a senior executive in Human Resources Management and Training and Development.
“Over his 20-year tenure in human resources, Infande has reviewed literally thousands of resumes,” said specialist Jennaca Smith. “Essentially, he is the hiring practitioner that might be looking at your resume. I urge everyone to take advantage of his time and expertise, as he shares industry insights for writing an effective resume.”
One insight Infande pointed out is that “the resume serves as a marketing tool for individuals applying for a job. It is the resume that speaks for the person and identifies their accomplishments.”
He added, ” Since most HR practitioners allow anywhere from 10-20 seconds to review a resume, it needs to be perfect in every manner in order for HR to consider the resume for a current position. This workshop will assist students on how to effectively create a resume that will open doors for them and to stand out in front of the competition. Anywhere from 50-75% of all resumes are created poorly and are rejected within the 10-20 second time frame mentioned.”
Smith explained the Career Service workshops will allow students and alumni to interact with professors, career services specialists, and peers to gain helpful insights. The workshops will also include hand-out materials for personal reflection and skill development. Other topics will include interviewing tips, building a personal online brand, portfolio development and more.
Workshops will be recorded and available for viewing in the Learning Resources tab in the CSU student portal.
For more information about Career Services, call 800‐977‐8449 ext. 6551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST on Friday.
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