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Master's Focus Session: Résumé Writing

A graphic for the "Master's Focus Session: Résumé Writing" event on February 28, 2023.

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.

This webinar is part of the Master’s Workshop Series and is available to students through The Graduate School's subscription to Beyond Graduate School.


Beyond subscription, Communication, Core Competencies, Master's Series, Professional Development, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity, Self Awareness