Manila, Philippines (25 March 2022) – The Career Services Office (CSO) continues the rollout of its Championing Your Career Program with another session held on 23 March, entitled Cutting Edge Resume and Cover Letter Writing.
This activity was hosted in collaboration with Opti/Write, a content solutions company that provides support and tools for job seekers and entrepreneurs so they can stand out in the job market.
Cheri Lynne Venegas, Co-Founder and Chief of Marketing at Opti/Write, discussed practical tips on common resume mistakes to avoid and showed participants how to revamp resumes to make them applicant tracking system (ATS)-proof. She shares, “To stand out in a sea of qualified applicants, job seekers must think like a marketer. Treat the job hunt like a marketing campaign. Any campaign starts by knowing your target.”
Meanwhile, Liselle Flipphi, Co-Founder and Chief of Content at Opti/Write, also emphasized the importance and power of LinkedIn. She shared some insights about the value of the jobseeker’s online footprint to ensure the consistency of personal branding. She also provided a LinkedIn profile checklist to help participants maximize engagement and networking on the platform.
The key takeaways for participants were practical tips in improving their resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles. Opti/Write also provided complementary resume and LinkedIn audit services for all the attendees.
The Championing Your Career Program (CYC) is a four-module course with lecture and practice sessions designed to give MBA students a good start in the process of career planning and development. This involves thoughtful self-assessment, career exploration, planning, and follow-through with preliminary employment strategies. This initiative focuses on fulfilling an individual’s personal and professional development goals through close monitoring of students’ participation and individual outputs per module.