College to host community resume and interview workshop

11.08.2017 | By Andrea Vasquez

HOUSTON – As hiring managers and job applicants know, a resume is often the first impression a company has about an applicant’s qualifications and capabilities, and the job interview is an opportunity to expand upon professional strengths. But getting the interview can be difficult to accomplish if an applicant’s resume does not stand out among others within the industry that an applicant is seeking employment. This is where the San Jacinto College career services department’s upcoming “Career Crash Course: Resume and Interviewing Workshop” can help.

The San Jacinto College career services department will host the “Career Crash Course: Resume and Interviewing Workshop” on Monday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m., at the Central, North and South Campuses. The workshop will feature current trends in resume development to help applicants get noticed in today’s job market and interviewing strategies for a number of interview scenarios. Attendees are encouraged to bring their current resumes to reference as information is presented during the workshop.

“Due to the increasing amount of changes in the economy over the last couple of years, today’s job market can be overwhelming with many finding the job searching process alone difficult to navigate,” says Brittany Bonds, San Jacinto College career services coordinator. “Often, some of the largest hurdles for job seekers are understanding how to revise, update and structure their resumes for the jobs they are seeking, as well as effectively interviewing once they are contacted by an employer. This is why the San Jacinto College’s career services department is offering the ‘Career Crash Course: Resume and Interviewing Workshop’ to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who feel that they need some additional assistance when it comes to these areas.” 

The “Career Crash Course: Resume and Interviewing Workshop” will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, beginning at 6 p.m., at the at the following San Jacinto College Campus locations: Central Campus, building 1, room C1.155; North Campus, building 2, room N2.124; and the South Campus, building 7, room S7.152. The Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena; the North Campus is located at 5800 Uvalde Road in Houston; and the South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. Attendees are welcome to arrive by 5:30 p.m., to enjoy refreshments and networking prior to the workshop. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the San Jacinto College career services department at career.centers@sjcd.edu.


About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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