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Public Relations Organization hosts resume workshop

03/12/2014

On Tuesday evening, March 11, the Public Relations Organization at JSU hosted a “Communicate Yourself” resume workshop for students.

The workshop was led by Communication Department Head Dr. Kingsley Harbor with added commentary from Communication professors Dr. Augustine Ihator, Dr. Jeffrey Hedrick, and Dr. J. Patrick McGrail.

Lola Johnston, Career Specialist from JSU’s Career Services, also shared her advice for the ideal resume.

The workshop took place in Self Hall room 174, and students in attendance ranged from sophomores to graduating seniors.

The workshop began with Harbor explaining the purpose of a resume. He thoroughly explained the qualities of a good resume and the importance of having one.

Students were engaged in note taking as he gave tips for better chances at a job or career. He also mentioned that one must sell him or her self on paper to possibly grab the attention of an employer.

Harbor then spoke on the necessity of building a portfolio, because a portfolio is the supporting facts of a resume. Both the resume and the portfolio should be well composed, organized, and labeled.

Johnston gave a PowerPoint presentation covering the formation of a good resume. She reiterated some things covered by Harbor and supporting faulty, but gave visual aids of what had been said and different options that could be done when creating a resume.

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