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Continuing Education Fair Workshops

Making Your Résumé Work for You: Tips & Techniques to Stand out in a Tough Job Market

9:30-10:30 a.m., Multi-Purpose Room A, Cook Campus Center
Presenter: Dr. Colleen Georges

In today's competitive job market, it is more critical than ever that job seekers design a résumé that stands out among the rest. In this workshop, you will learn about the key elements in a résumé that recruiters and hiring managers are looking for. You will also learn how to tailor your unique passions, talents, experience, and achievements to the positions you are seeking in order to get yourself at the interview table.

Networking Your Way to a New or Better Career

10-11 a.m., George H. Cook Room, Cook Campus Center
Presenter: Christine Clericuzio

Networking is one of the most essential career development and job search tools that is often overlooked by students, job hunters, and career changers. In relation to career development, a well-developed network provides a support system of individuals who can provide meaningful assistance as it relates to your career exploration, referrals to potentially influential individuals, and learning about potential job openings. This workshop is designed to help dedicated career seekers understand how to leverage their existing network, develop a new network, and create an effective networking plan to accomplish their career goals. You will also learn how recruiters are trained to select candidates once you succeed in getting your résumé into the right hands - maximizing your chances of getting an interview!    






Presenters’ Bios

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Colleen Georges has served in multiple roles that have allowed her to help others achieve their personal and professional goals. She had an extensive career in higher education administration providing personal, academic, and career counseling to undergraduate and graduate students. Colleen also worked as a psychotherapist for a non-profit organization for women in crisis. Her business, Colleen’s Career Creations, provides career coaching and résumé writing services for clients across the career spectrum, and facilitates career development workshops for colleges, public libraries, and professional associations. She also teaches counseling psychology and women’s leadership courses at Rutgers’ Graduate School of Education and Douglass Residential College. Colleen holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in psychology from Rutgers. She is a certified as a job loss recovery coach, professional résumé writer, professional career coach, online job search & reputation manager, professional life coach, professional NLP practitioner, and is a licensed professional counselor. She co-authored Contagious Optimism, Volumes I & II, and 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, and her work has been featured in Gallery of Best Resumes.

Christine Clericuzio is the Vice President of Agency Growth & Development at International Planning Alliance, LLC, a financial services organization. She has been a professional networker for more than 10 years, and has documented networking success as both a professional and volunteer. Christine's professional experience as an executive recruiter for a Fortune 300 company allows her to provide seminar attendees with specific information on how corporate recruiters are trained to select candidates. As an executive speaker, Christine has provided more than 50 career, networking, and business-related seminars. Using her networking skills to expand the scope of her volunteer work for the U.S. Department of Defense, she was called in to present her networking strategies to representatives from the Pentagon and was the sole recipient of the National 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award for Employer Outreach for the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).