Purdue Extension to Hold Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop

Purdue Extension LogoResidents will have a chance to sharpen their career skills next week. The Purdue Extension will be holding a résumé and cover letter workshop in Knox Tuesday morning.

Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator Mandy Medbourn says she’s excited about having the chance to work with residents, “I’m just going to kind of go over résumé and cover letter information, what future employers are looking for, and then they’ll be lots of time for me to work one-on-one with people. If they have questions about their résumé or cover letter, I can help them perfect it; or if they’ve never done a résumé or cover letter before, I can work with them and we can kind of help start developing a résumé and cover letter based on their skills and their previous employment and things like that.”

She says the goal of the workshop is to help the people who haven’t had the chance to learn these important skills, “These are life skills that people need. They need to know how to present themselves for job interviews and how to write a résumé or a cover letter, and a lot of times, you don’t get that unless you go to college. So I’m really looking forward to getting to help people one-one-one with this very important life skill, and hopefully this will prepare them for job interviews coming up, so I’m very excited about the event.”

The free résumé and cover letter workshop will take place Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox. For more information, call the Starke County Purdue Extension Office at 574-772-9141 or the library at 574-772-7323.