Resume Workshop

Included below is information from a resume workshop held in the spring of 2013 co-sponsored by the Boys' Latin junior chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, Extended Family Network, and National Honor Society.

What opportunities should I pursue to build skills, knowledge, and personal brand?

How do I document and format a resume?

How do I tailor a resume to a specific job or opportunity?
  • Research the employer or organization you will submit your resume to.
  • Emphasize skills and experiences that relate directly to the position you are seeking.
  • Ask a trusted peer or mentor to look over your resume.

What other documents might I need besides a resume?

What should I do to prepare for an interview?
  • Research the employer or organization you will submit your resume to.
  • Be familiar with the general structure of an interview session.
  • Brainstorm and write down answers to questions you think you might be asked in the interview.
  • Brainstorm and write down questions that you would ask the interview about the position you are seeking and about the organization you are seeking to join.
  • Make copies of resume, list of references, personal statement and/or other documents you need for the day of the interview.
  • Identify and iron or dry clean clothing that you will need for the day of the interview.
  • Ensure that you have directions and transportation to your destination.

What should I do on the day of an interview and beyond?
  • Be early (on time is late!), dressed to impress, and well rested.
  • Bring copies of your resume, cover letter, references, a notepad, and a pen.
  • Silence or turn off your cell phone.
  • Be aware of your body language and posture, smile, do not chew gum, and follow other tips for interviewing.
  • After the interview, send a thank you letter to the individual with whom you interviewed within 24 hours of the conclusion of the interview.

More information about future workshops will be posted during the school year. Please contact Mr. Smith for more information.