Master's Focus Session: Résumé Writing
Certain industry research states that on average recruiters spend between 5 - 30 seconds looking at your résumé. How can you possibly impress a recruiter or hiring manager in this amount of time?!
While this is a frightening statistic and not entirely the whole story (hiring managers do spend more time than that), it highlights one important fact: your résumé is often the first impression a hiring manager has of you and they’ll make quick judgements based on what they see.
So how do you ensure that you’re putting your best foot forward and delivering a résumé that will impress employers? By avoiding common mistakes master’s graduates make on their résumé. These mistakes include: 1) failure to tailor; 2) assuming your degree speaks for itself; and 3) failing to address cultural fit.
This 2-day focus session is uniquely designed for master’s students from all academic disciplines who are wondering:
- Why is my résumé not landing me interviews?
- What are employers looking for in a professional résumé?
- How do I write a 2-page résumé that accurately highlights my skills and makes me stand-out as a candidate?
The first part will take place on Tuesday, February 28 at 12:00 pm, and the second part will take place on Thursday, March 2 at the same time.
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