Develop resume at Professional Staff Association’s brown-bag seminar

April 18, 2017 | UToday
By Madison Vasko

For many professionals, keeping an up-to-date resumé may seem like an impossible task.

Staff members who have been meaning to refresh their resumé, or do not have one, are encouraged to attend the upcoming brown-bag seminar hosted by the Professional Staff Association to obtain the tools to build their own brand.

“The program will cover basic resumé formats, suggestions for getting started writing your resumé, and also advice on keeping it up to date,” said Emily T. Creamer, assistant director for engineering transfer programs.

Heather Karns, assistant dean for career services and alumni affairs for the College of Law, has assisted professionals with career development, document preparation and coaching for more than 15 years, and will speak at the seminar.

“Sometimes we are so busy taking care of our jobs, our families, etc. we neglect staying on top of things that seem daunting or unnecessary,” Karns said. “I don’t think it is uncommon for professionals who have not transitioned to a new role or searched for some time to have a resumé that is out-of-date. Like many things, if you let this go on for too long, updating can seem overwhelming. The workshop should leave the participants with tips and ideas for updating and for starting from scratch if they don’t currently have a resumé.”

Creamer emphasized that keeping an updated resumé does not imply that a person is seeking a new position: “It is useful for annual evaluations as well as critical for applying for University awards such as the Outstanding Staff Award.”

The brown-bag seminar, “Resumé Writing 101 Eith Heather Karns,” will be held Thursday, April 20, in Rocket Hall Room 1530, and Tuesday, April 25, in Collier Building Room 1210.

Both sessions will take place from noon to 1 p.m.

To register for the event, click here.

For more information, contact Creamer at or 419.530.8048.

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