Workshop helps college students enhance resume, interview expertise | Texas A&M College-San Antonio


As college students sat facet by facet, keen to enhance their skilled growth expertise, Texas A&M College-San Antonio hosted a “Clifton Strengths Resume/Interview Expertise” workshop on Nov. 9 in Room 145 of the Science and Know-how Constructing.

Members engaged in actions that used their personalised CliftonStrengths expertise in the course of the last skilled growth occasion to create a stronger resume and increase interviewing methods.

Resume and interview expertise are necessary for faculty college students to assist transfer towards that subsequent stage in life after faculty by using strengths together with the connections and recourses accessible, mentioned Michael Walik, biology senior at A&M-San Antonio, lead mentor for Silver Liners Mentorship Program. 

He hopes members be taught to make use of CliftonStrengths to efficiently current themselves in skilled conditions.

“When you understand your strengths, then you understand what you’re actually good at, and you may discuss that confidently,” Walik mentioned. “It’s empowering, and it actually makes you stand out.”

College students have been walked by an exercise by Juan Espinoza, assistant director for Switch Scholar Engagement. 

“In at the moment’s hiring world, you may have to have the ability to articulate the magic that you’ll deliver as a brand new worker,” Espinoza mentioned. “It’s a talent like anything; you need to turn into snug with tooting your individual horn.”

The workshop inspired individuals to capitalize on “blindspots” and see them as alternatives through the use of information realized from current constructive expertise. 

College students have been typically instructed to discover a companion and take turns discussing their strengths. This ready them for a mock interview the place college students have been requested, “What’s your very best quality?”

The train demonstrated all the talents and instruments realized all through the workshop to be utilized in a sensible interview mannequin. 

The foremost takeaway from the workshop was studying find out how to articulate private strengths, mentioned Marlene Rodriguez, criminology senior.

Rodriguez mentioned going to your first couple of interviews seems like being “a deer in headlights.” Therefore, workshops comparable to these that train interviewing {and professional} growth expertise are necessary. 

Though it is a professional-based growth workshop, members walked away studying extra about themselves and the way increasing an expert resume requires self-reflection. 

“I feel it’s actually necessary in case you can discuss your self in a bigger scale,” Walik mentioned. “Whenever you perceive your CliftonStrengths in an expert sense, you’re actually engaged on your self.”

“It’s a new approach of weaknesses,” Rodriguez introduced to the room as different members nodded in settlement.

Espinoza ended with a reminder that there are eight CliftonStrength coaches who serve all college students on campus.

For extra data, go to this web site or contact Juan Espinoza, assistant director for Switch Scholar Engagement at Juan.espinoza@tamusa.edu or 210-784-1497.



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