Archive for November, 2011
On Monday, November 28, 2011, Jeremy Moyes and Norm Mangano of the Citrus County chapter of SCORE engaged students from WTI’s CTE programs in an informative seminar about entrepreneurship The seminar was held at WTI. Many of WTI’s programs lend themselves naturally to entrepreneurship. The seminar’s focus is on students who are preparing to graduate from their programs and enter the workforce. From there, at some time in the future they will eventually decide whether to continue to be an employee or open their own business.
An acquaintance with the principles and opportunities of entrepreneurship is required by the Florida Essential Skills, which are skills identified by the Florida Department of Education as being essential to employment and career success. Mr. Moyes and Mr. Mangano asked students to consider the many hard questions that come with the process of starting a business. They ask students to evaluate several factors about themselves and their personal commitments, financial realities, the economy, and the geographic location they want to operate in. Students were provided with concrete advice and information about getting started on the right foot. For instance, students are advised that one must be prepared to pay for expert advice on the legal and accounting aspects of starting a business.
Here at WTI we strive to constantly assist students with improving their educational experiences as well as equip our students with the skills and information they will need to be successful in the “real” world. Thanks to the help of outstanding community members like Mr. Moyes and Mr. Mangano, that task is made easier.
According to Dictionary.com, a resume’ is a noun, “a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job”.
Your resume’ is a factual recitation of who you are, what you want, and what you can do for the employer. Employers have a limited amount of time to consider job candidates and the resume is usually the first introduction to a job candidate. Most only briefly scan over resumes before making decisions to “keep and pursue further” or “throw away”.
A resume’ will not get you a job, but it might get you an interview. A resume’ can certainly lose you a job before you ever set foot in a workplace. It’s the first impression and you need to make it a positive one.
I assist WTI students in preparing resumes for any need. If you need help with a resume’, contact the media center to schedule an appointment. We can work together to craft you an entry-level resume’ for your new career, or one to help you obtain an interim job while you are in school.