This reflective memo has been composed to discuss my experience with developing a new resume using the information I’ve learned in a Professional Writing course. With this assignment, I was encouraged to explore beyond my comfort zone, and as a result I located a job I may actually consider applying too. While the position in sales is a bit out of my reach currently, the only obstacle is the distance as the company is located in Texas. While I was establishing a resume and cover letter tailored to this job add, I found myself trying to write in a more professional way to create a document I would be proud to have over to an employer. I made an attempt to present myself more confidently worked to show more credible information for experience
Working for this project helped us learn a lot of soft as well as hard skills. It helped us develop a discipline of keeping group members updated about the current situations
Throughout this project I learned how to properly write a resume, cover letter, and job application. I learned key interviewing skills by observing my classmates perform good and bad interviews. Mr. Edwards enforced the proper dress code by making students conduct interviews in formal attire. Ultimately, the skills that I have gained during this assignment will assist me to earn a high paying job in the future.
The project was an embodiment of my service to the community that served me years before and made me into the person I am today. Service is something that everyone should feel
Researching this project was fun. I learned that when you are researching you can make your questions shorter. When asking questions online use important words only. Researching helped me by being more comfortable in searching harder questions. The harder questions are now easier for me. Cause now I know
A well written resume contains a summary of responsibilities and a duty of a positon held and holds the success of finding a job. According Portal.csuglobal.edu (2015) a resume contain highlight of an employee qualification, skills, experiences, knowledge (QSEK) and accomplishment in a concise outline. Resume is a selling tool used by applicants and for Human Resources Officers, hiring managers and potential employers to see what positons were held and are used to review the QSEK. This assignment contains two sections first this is my personal job search, building of a resumes and the second section contains developing an interview questions and how the interview questions applies in a real-life interview.
The things I learned about myself during this project were how difficult it was to communicate at times with my team. However, something I have worked on to improve my communication techniques with my team was to provide positive feedback. The lessons learned from this project include:
Fred DeVito once stated, if it does not challenge you it does not change you. In my opinion the most important project I have completed thus far had both challenged and changed me for the better. At the beginning of this school year I enrolled in Mr. Madden’s block theater class. All of his students were than instructed that we would be involved at Mariposa Elementary a local school to teach children the art of drama. We were than divided up in groups of five and sent off to teach elementary students about drama through theater games, readers theaters, wax museums, and dance shows.
Unquestionably, Joyce Lain Kennedy is a subject matter expert in the resume writing industry. Throughout her book titled “Resumes for Dummies”, she repeatedly demonstrated comprehensive industry-knowledge with respect to resume writing. Additionally, she addressed many contemporary issues faced by both job seekers and resume writers alike. These matters are dramatically disrupting the environment of the profession. Nonetheless, there were two distinctive similarities found in her book that unequivocally comply with the guidelines of the National Resume Writers’ Association (N.R.W.A).
The main reason for attending university is to earn a degree and start a career that will create a successful future for the student. Besides taking numerous classes, one of the most important aspects of college is writing a college resume to acquire either an internship or a job to help the student build a foundation and gain experience for their desired occupation. Writing a college resume is like trying out for a football team. You want to be as direct and clear as possible, while also showing off a little here and there to gain recognition and separate yourself from the competition. To be a complete and effective college resume, the author must use concise yet informative and logical words that appeal to the reader, while also using a rigid and structured format that makes it easy for the reader to find the information he or she is looking for. A good college resume can lead a student to a lifelong career of success; a poorly written college resume can hold back a student’s progress into
One of those being that I changed career paths which took a huge turn on my project. During freshman year I wanted to start a clothing line, the year after I took the route of wanting to be a physical therapist and it stuck with me until I started doing research on business again. I learned that I'm more passionate of my current career choice than what it was before. Not only that, but I feel a lot more relieved and stress free now that I’ve gotten over the project. But the bigger part of finishing the project is that it really got me thinking more about my future in good and bad ways which is why I really liked this
This fall semester, I carried out an internship in the legal department of El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center. I assisted the legal program coordinator in filling out paperwork for clients and sat in on consultations with El Sol’s laborers about immigration and visa status, wage disputes, traffic tickets, and other legal troubles. On my first day, I quickly learned how difficult it is, as a part of a non-profit organization, to give people all the help that they need. Part of El Sol’s mission is to “give services to those in need” and they succeed at that in many ways. For example, El Sol’s School for Parents program taught parents positive reinforcement techniques for disciplining their children, such as praising good behavior and listening to their kids. The program as very well-liked by the participants, who felt that they learned useful lessons through the classes. However, in the legal department, it was more difficult to help people to the full extent of their needs.
One of the dynamics of change that I believe relates a lot to me is the challenge to review what has been learned in the past. As a counselor assistant, I find it difficult to keep up to date with the transferring process, admissions process, financial aid process, and even with high school outreach. The processes are constantly changing and I believe it is vital that I remember everything I have learned from each department in order to serve a student. All students have different needs, therefore; some will come and inquire about these topics. I have noticed that I have stopped reviewing what I have learned from previous offices. For example, I had a student that came in asking if he would need to apply to receive his IGETC certification.
All throughout this project I learned many new things about me. I finally understood how one person can change the world, whether it is a small act or a large one, one person can make a difference. I learned that people looked up to me. I learned that I can be a role model to other girls. I also discovered the amount of patience that I had and that I had the qualities of a leader.