Free Resume Workshop 5/5

May 3, 2015

May 5, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Career Network Ministry at McLean Bible Church presents a FREE

Resume Workshop

with Pascale Haspil, vp at Lee Hecht Harrison

It’s a fact that 70% of all jobs are acquired through networking. While the importance of a resume is overrated, it is still part of the etiquette of applying for a job and thus should be well written.

In this one hour workshop we will discuss:

-Brand strategy – (i.e. How do you differentiate yourself from the competition? Who is today’s hiring manager?)

-Active verbs & alternative sentence openers – (i.e. What voice are you using to describe your skills. Strategic vs. tactical.)

-Quantifying & qualifying experience – (i.e. How do you turn bullet points into accomplishment statements.)

-Resume design & structure – (i.e. How long and how far back should you go. Chronological vs.functional.)

This session will be interactive and will focus on addressing frequently asked resume questions.

Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes for reference.

cost: free

Register online now

McLean Bible Church
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA

come to the registration desk outside Community Room A on the
Lower Level and our volunteers will direct you to the assigned


Free webinar: 7 Tips & Tricks for Federal Job Applications 5/5

April 29, 2015

April 5, 2015
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kathryn Troutman presents a FREE webinar

7 Tips & Tricks for Federal Job Applications


-The importance of key words

-How accomplishments can help your resume stand out

-How you can master the self-report “test” questionnaire

-How volunteer experience can be used as a job block in a resume

Register online now

Free webinar: Transforming Your Resume to Get Results 4/29

April 25, 2015

April 29, 2015
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. presents a FREE webinar

Transforming Your Resume to Get Results

with Kathy Bernard

Ever wonder why your resume isn’t working for you?

Learn exactly what’s wrong in your resume and how to fix it so you can start getting real results when you apply for jobs.

In this webinar you will learn:

-What might be wrong in your resume that’s keeping you from the jobs you want

-Specifically how to fix weaknesses in your resume

-How to create a resume that can easily be pasted into online forms

-What kind of resumes recruiters strongly prefer

-How to handle having the wrong or no degree

-Ways to impress recipients with your list of references

-How to show that you are uniquely qualified for the jobs you want

-Multiple ways to “de-age” your resume

-and much more

Register online now

Resume Basics 4/28

April 21, 2015

April 28, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Northern Virginia Community College presents

Resume Basics

with Edythe Richards

First impressions mean a lot, and your resume could be a prospective employer’s first impression of you.

A career counselor from Northern Virginia Community College will teach you how your resume can showcase your skills and experiences to open the door to interviews. This workshop will walk you through a 6-step resume writing process, designed to get your résumé noticed by both online systems (Applicant Tracking Systems) and recruiters/hiring managers.

cost: free

Register online now

For more information, contact Kate Oberg at 703-228-5988.

Arlington Central Library
2nd fl. meeting room
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington VA 22201

Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government 4/27

April 20, 2015

April 27, 2015
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Job Seekers Ministry presents

Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government

with Joe Ryan

cost: free

Georgetown Neighborhood Library
R St. & Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington DC

Rev Up Your Resume 4/21

April 19, 2015

April 21, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Career Network Ministry at McLean Bible Church presents

Rev Up Your Resume

with Rebecca Page

Your resume is the most essential marketing document for your job search. Yes, as a job seeker, you’re not a marketer and sales person. YOU are your product.

Recruiters score professionally written resumes 60% higher and agree they are 40% more organized and readable. Let’s Rev Up Your Resume, so you get those interviews.

We’ll review:

-Your Value Proposition: What makes you stand out from the pack? How to keep the hiring manager’s attention with dynamic, focused achievement statements.

-Relevant Experience: Not every job or skill applies to the new career you’re seeking.

-Design and Format: Specific structures are better than others.

-Situational Strategies: Do you have a gap between jobs? Are you switching professions? Are you just starting your career? These all require unique strategies.

This session will be interactive, so please bring your resume. Some time will be spent for 1-on-1 resume review.

cost: free

Register online now

McLean Bible Church
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA

come to the registration desk outside Community Room A on the
Lower Level and our volunteers will direct you to the assigned

40Plus presents Federal Resume Writing 4/13

April 7, 2015

April 13, 2015
9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

40Plus of Greater Washington presents our free weekly Monday morning meeting:

Federal Resume Writing

with Kathryn Troutman

This event is open to everyone.

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.

We usually go have lunch together at the nearby Brookings Institute cafeteria.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for networking and the program starts promptly at 10 a.m.

1718 P St. NW
Suite T-2, Lower Level
Washington, D.C. 20036

near Dupont Circle Metro

Sign up for our proven 4-week Job Search Seminar. Next class starts on April 27.