Enrichment Workshop #2

Today I learned how to write a winning resume at the workshop held at 12. I learned about the format of a resume and all the components you must need. Honesty, it reminded me of when i had to write my resume for college. A lot of the components were familiar to me except i know that for a work resume it must be very concise, to the point, and also have my best qualities fit into one page. Some tips i learned were to always be truthful about my accomplishments and background. Within each experience, you should list the most relevant bullet points for the position that you may be applying for. Use heavy bond paper in a professional color (white, ivory, or beige) if you are mailing your resume or attending a job or internship fair.  Some sections that should be included in your resume may be your interests, volunteer work, relevant coursework, leadership experience, and academic projects. Some things that should not be included in the resume may be the use of personal pronouns (“I, my, his, her, them, their, your, mine”) and abbreviations (“corp., etc.”). There should also be no spelling or grammatical errors.  Objective statements should not be included, as the emphasis on the position you are applying for should be prominent in the cover letter. Social Security number, passport number or other identification numbers should not be listed as well.  Overall, I had a great time at the workshop and it was very helpful in giving me key information on resume writing which I will definitely benefit from in the future.