Potential employers to critique student resumes

Everyone knows that an excellent resume is a sure way to stand out to prospective employers, but crafting a resume is often a long and arduous process.

Students looking for advice about resumes often look to the Internet, where the density of information can be overwhelming and difficult to sift through.

So what do employers really want to see in a resume? There is no one better to answer that question than employers themselves.

The Career Center will be conducting walk-in resume critiques with employers today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Employers are very excited about the opportunity to do the critiques,” Pamela Cooper, associate director of employer relations at the Career Center said.

The employers participating in the critique will include a number of local companies, as well as the Chicago based TQL, one of the nation’s largest third party logistics firms.

“We visited with TQL, and it was really something to see,” Cooper said. “It’s a very young and energetic company. There’s a lot of energy there.”

Aside from helping students tune their resumes, the walk-in resume critique will also be a great way for students to meet prospective employers.

“Even though it’s a resume critique, it’s also a networking opportunity for both the employers and the students,” Cooper said, “so it’s a win-win.”

“Attendees of the walk-in resume critique will leave the event more prepared for the Career Fair on Feb. 6,” Cooper said.

“Now when students go to the Career Fair, they’ll have a better resume and the experience of interacting with an employer,” Cooper said.

“It helps students learn to be comfortable and professional.”

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