As we gear up for HEMM 2014, our November GBM focused on one possibly the most crucial part of landing a summer internship or full time job — your resume.
Natalie Bernal, a recruiter from the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity or SEO spoke briefly about the do's and don'ts of a good resume. These tips included using strong action verbs, quantifying results, and leaving out high school information that was no longer pertinent.
Club members were then given a mock resume filled with several errors that they were asked to identify. Everyone also received a job description with which they were to prep for an interview.
Three students volunteered to participate in a mock interview with the goal of tailoring the resume to the particular job. Students were asked: "Walk me through your resume," "Why are you interested in this career?" and "What skills make you a good candidate?". The purpose of the mock interview was to highlight the importance of knowing one's resume inside and out and being able to use it to support your qualifications for a particular job.
The volunteers were judged based on their clarity, answers, and posture and the winner received a Wharton pad folio. The student who found the most errors in the mock resume also received a prize.
The GBM was meant to get club members thinking about their resumes as recruiting season approaches and more importantly as HEMM nears. Be sure to attend the BWUA Boot Camp leading up to the conference which will take place on December 4th and 5th.
Boston Market was served.