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UMM Home > Career Services > Career Fairs > Resume/Cover Letter/Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop

Resume/Cover Letter/Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop
Posted by Irene Maloney on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
Event Date/Time: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 6:00 pm
End Date/Time: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Location: Science #1030
Resume/Curriculum Vitae/Cover Letter Writing Workshop

What You Will Learn:

• Definition and differences between a resume and curriculum vitae
• Industries and/or countries where a resume and curriculum vitae are most commonly used
• How to use a resume, curriculum vitae, and letter of application with electronic
web-based applications
• How to identify adaptive/personality traits, transferable/functional skills, and
job-related skills for use on the resume
• Where adaptive/personality traits, functional/transferable skills, and job-related
skills are most commonly found in sections on the resume/cv
• Which skills are most important to employers in today’s marketplace
• Understand the purpose of the resume and its functions as a self-inventory, extended
calling card, agenda for an interview, and memory jogger for the employer
after the interview
• Understand the resume outlines and the differences between chronological resume,
functional resume, and combination chronological-functional resume formats
• How to select and write headers for the resume
• How to write an objective and perhaps summary for the resume
• What personal qualifications should you include on the resume
• How to write your education section for the resume, including whether your should
include grade point average and how to calculate it
• What completed courses should be included on the resume
• What computer skills should be included on the resume
• How to write about college and high school honors and activities
• Which experiences should be included in an experience section or other related
experience section. These might include class projects, volunteer work, campus
organizations, internships, part-time and full-time and summer employment
• How to use the “active verb plus task equals results formula”
• Which experiences are the most/least important when employers assess applicants
• Choosing the most appropriate action verbs that describe skills
• How to choose activities, leadership experiences, travel, and other involvements
to include on the resume
• Do I include references on my resume/cv
• How to approach people to be a reference
• How to prepare a resume/cv to be used with electronic web-based applications sent
through e-mail or used in paper form
• What is the purpose of a cover letter
• What should be included in the various sections of the cover letter – the opening
paragraph, education paragraph, experience paragraph, and concluding paragraph
• How to relate your strongest qualifications from your education to the job description
• How to write about your strongest qualifications from your experience and how they
relate to the job description
• How to suggest an action plan, request an interview, and express appreciation in
the letter
• What should be included in a “thank you” letter/note
• How soon should a thank you note be sent after an information interview or contact
for a job


Workshop is FREE and open to all students.

Please sign up in advance with Career Services:

Email: ummcc@morris.umn.edu
Phone: 589-6065
Office: 110 Briggs Library (Lower Level Student Center-Tunnel Entrance)

We hope you will be able to attend!