Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nancy Dube's workshop on Customizing Resumes

Seasoned HR professional, Nancy Dube, presented a great workshop about how to customize your resume and addressed the obstacles faced during a job search.

Some of the points in her presentation were:

· Your resume should reflect that you are a fast learner, high achiever and a quick adapter with diversified skills.

· Functional resumes are key. What sets you apart is your accomplishments/achievements.

· It is alright to show time gaps. You should explain what you did to fill in the time(e.g. volunteer expeience, resumed classroom studies, joined a committee etc.)

· Don’t lie in your resume.

· An older employee’s resume can show the past 10-12 years of experience instead of 25+ years

· Recruiters are always looking for people who are lifelong learners and willing to work.

Nancy also touched upon how stay-at-home moms and entrepreneurs can join the workforce. She said that their resume should reflect transferrable/portable skills.

She concluded the workshop by going over resumes and helping the attendees fix their resumes.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Customizing Your Resume

Information about the upcoming workshop on Wed, Nov 28th at 6:30 PM:
Seasoned HR professional, Nancy Dube will show you how you can customize your resume to address the obstacles you are facing in your job search. Please bring your resumes so she can identify red flags, critique content, and revise and add keyword optimization. 

Please register online from the Calendar and Events link on the library website. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall 2012 Job Fair on Friday, November 16, 2012

Check out the attached link for more information.

Jill Huggett's workshop on Informational Interviews

Certified Professional Career Coach and Resume Writer, Jill Huggett, conducted a workshop last night about Informational Interviews.

She stressed on the importance of networking as the #1 tool for getting jobs. She mentioned that 70% of jobs are got from networking. "Networking, job boards and recruiters are the three main components of a successful job search", she said. An informational interview is a networking tool used to gather information/research, broaden your network and obtain more contacts. She explained how second connections in LinkedIn are key for networking.

Jill advised that a candidate should try to reach out to someone in the HR department of a company and schedule an informational interview to learn about the culture of the company and to find out who they are looking to hire. Informational interviews will help expand your network and get you more information and contacts.

Jill, a Hiring Manager with 20+ years of experience in building a successful career in financial services, recommended that LinkedIn is critical to your professional life. She touched upon functional resumes (accomplishments-driven resumes) being more effective. As a first step, she encouraged everyone to write down the names of 3 people to call today.

Jill Huggett can be reached at

Check out her website :


Thursday, November 1, 2012