Resume Review Workshop

Resume Review WorkshopProgram Sneak Preview: Are you the friend everyone goes to for editing resumes? Use your professional skills to inspire a Met Council client to make great changes within their career. 

The Resume Review Workshop has volunteers work one on one with clients to help them create or fine tune their resume. The focus is to create a general resume that can be modified depending on the job to which the client is applying. This program aims to reframe the way our clients understand the purpose, strengths, and limitations of a resume.

By participating in the Resume Review Workshop, clients will have the assistance they need to tackle the daunting task of compiling a resume that clearly reflects their strengths. Volunteers will have the satisfaction of seeing immediate improvement while working with individual clients.

Impact: With the current economic downturn, the job market is tougher than ever. Having the resources to create a strong resume is a key tool to securing a job. This workshop will give clients new ways to think about their professional development and improve their confidence when applying for jobs.

Clients served: Low income New Yorkers who want to find jobs or advance their careers. Clients come from various backgrounds and economic situations including unemployment, underemployment, or career change.

Volunteer description: Volunteers will be experienced professionals or skilled students who have the knowledge to edit and craft resumes for clients according to varied levels of work experience.

Ages:  25 and older

Skills Needed: Professional demeanor, willingness to converse comfortably with clients at some length, ability to write, edit, and format a resume using Microsoft Word 2007 and ability to give constructive feedback.

Screening Process: Volunteers need to undergo a brief conversation with the volunteer coordinator to determine suitability for the program.

Groups or Individuals: Both are appropriate for the program.

Minimum/Maximum: Minimum three volunteers and maximum fifteen volunteers

Commitment: We welcome either one-time or on-going commitments. Please come prepared having read the materials on resume review that were emailed prior to the workshop.

Time: Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Financial District

Subway: 2, 3 to Wall Street or A, C, J, Z, 4, 5 to Fulton Street

Contact: volunteer@metcouncil.org or 212.453.9508

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