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Rock the Resume: How to sell your skills (not your soul)

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The economy is shifting. 

Jobs are resurfacing. 

Is your resume ready? 

A rock-solid resume helps you sell your skills — without selling your soul. And whether you’re actively job-hunting or happily employed, it never hurts to polish up your personal brand.

Over the course of three concentrated workshops, you'll be empowered with the tools, templates and techniques to revamp this critical document — and start pounding the pavement with pride!

Workshop No. 1: Elements of a Rock-Solid Resume (60 min.)

Let's start from scratch! We'll discuss the strongest ways to articulate your mission statement, career objectives, education, work experience, volunteer activities, hobbies and references. We'll also delve into header image and logo design, creative layouts, and review some aesthetic "do's" and "don'ts."

Workshop No. 2: Tweaking and Targeting (60 min.)

Applying for a job? It's time to tailor your basic resume to suit your desired position. We'll talk about strategic ways to organize and highlight your resume elements — plus, how to gloss over work history gaps (and other "flaws") in an ethical fashion.

Workshop No. 3: Rocking the Interview (60 min.)

So you scored an interview — sweet! Chances are, your interviewer will use your resume as a springboard for further exploration. To get ready, we'll do some mock interviews and build lists of anticipated questions. We'll also run through some pre-interview research (and relaxation) techniques.

Facilitator email(s): 
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The Loft Literary Center (Open Book) - Book Club Room
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
The Loft Literary Center (Open Book) - Meeting Room (2nd floor)
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Alexandra Franzen is a freelance copywriter specializing in resume design, public broadcasting and corporate branding — with a kick. Alexandra has worked as a documentary film producer for the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education, a grant-funded researcher with Occidental College, a freelance journalist for numerous publications, and an on-air promo coordinator for Minnesota Public Radio. She also holds a private helicopter pilot’s license and ½ of a massage therapy certification. Just in case your shoulders get kinda sore while you’re landing that Robinson R-22. You can find her blogging up a storm at and tweeting away at
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Class times: 
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 18:00 - 19:00
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 18:00 - 19:00
The Loft Literary Center (Open Book) - Meeting Room (2nd floor)
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
44° 58' 33.0528" N, 93° 15' 15.912" W
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