Workshop helps students with resumes

Many people are out of work searching for a job right now. Some have decided to go back to school in order to acquire the skills they need for a permanent job.

When hiring employees, one of the first things companies look at is the resume.

If you need help preparing your resume or want help with your current resume, the Office of Workforce and Development is holding three sessions to help with just that.

The sessions are all free; however, you must register to attend these sessions. You can call 734-384-4127 to register.

During these sessions you will learn how to create a resume, clean up your current resume, format a resume, approaches, and what skills, work, and education to include in your resume. It will also go over interviewing.

“These sessions are an excellent opportunity to create a resume and go over a resume. After sessions I will be happy to sit down and critique someone’s resume,” Barry Kinsey, Director of Workforce Development, said.

Student Government is also sponsoring the event.

“Unfortunately there is no such thing as job security anymore, so you never know when you could be confronted with having to write a resume,” said Tara Hubbard, Student Government chair of the event.

“It is important for people of every age to have the skills that will help a resume stand out. Your resume is your first impression, just on paper. It is important now more than ever to be confident with your resume writing abilities,” Hubbard said.

If you have any questions about the workshops, or topics such as job searching and interviewing techniques, you can visit the Office of Workforce and Development in room Z-286 of the La-Z-Boy Center. Or visit their Web site at http://www.monroeccc.edu/ccs/employme.htm.


The first session is Tuesday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The second session is Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The third session is Tuesday, March 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. All sessions will be held in the La-Z-Boy Center in room Z-260.