UOP offers resume workshop

ST. GEORGE – A free St. George area Resume Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the University of Phoenix Southern Utah Learning Center.  Those who attend will also have a chance to visit with representatives from several local businesses. The workshop will be presented by Chris Healy, a University faculty member and St. George human resources business executive.

Those who attend will learn:

 What you may not know

1.Blindly sending generic cover letters with resumes might actually hurt your employment chances.

2.Employers are looking for candidates with strong social media involvement.  Is your online presence active and appropriate for the eyes of a prospective employer?

3.If you don’t include keywords from the job description, your resume may be sorted by computer software into a “do not interview” file.

4.How to find the “hidden needs” of the company you are applying at.

And more

1. See samples of strong resume writing.

2. Learn the best ways to research an open position.

3. Companies get hundreds of resumes for single positions.  If your resume is too “junky” and filled with details, it may not land you that cherished in-person interview.

About the presenter

Chris Healy is the Human Resources Business Partner for Wells Enterprises, Inc, the maker of Blue Bunny Ice Cream products.  She has also worked in the industries of banking, healthcare, printing, distribution, retail and manufacturing.

As a faculty member for the University of Phoenix, Chris teaches MBA classes titled “Human Capital Management” and “Organizational Leadership”. In the undergrad business program she teaches “Strategic Human Resource Management”, “Sustaining Human Resources”, and “Human Resources Management”.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s of Administration in Human Resources, she also has a long list of certifications, including: Professional in Human Resources (PHR); Group Benefits Associate (GBA); Compensation Management Specialist (CMS); Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).

Registration Information for the Resume Workshop

Date, Time:  5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Location: University of Phoenix – St. George Learning Center

965 East 700 South, Saint George, UT 84790

Register at: http://stgeorgecareerworkshop.eventbrite.com/

For more information, contact:

Jon Noel, [email protected], (435) 674-8827

Additional local sources for job seekers: 
1.    https://jobs.utah.gov/
2.    http://www.utah.gov/careers/find.html
3.    http://saltlakecity.employmentguide.com/
4.    http://www.slcgov.com/jobs/
5.    http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/
6.    http://www.indeed.com/
7.    http://www.snagajob.com/
8.    http://www.monster.com/
9.    http://www.careerbuilder.com/
10. http://www.job-hunt.org/

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