Professional Development Activities

(Last updated in: 12/06/2018 - 6:09pm)
Resume Drafting

Group Based Activities: 

- Go over the general composition of what a good resume is—structure and content;

- Illustrate the do´s and don´ts of a standard resume;

- Group critique over bad resume samples;

- Collective draft—create a fictitious resume.

Individual Based Activities: 

  • - Individual sessions for resume critique and joint-revision;
Cover letter/writing workshops

Group Based Activities: 

- Go over the general composition of a standard cover letter;

- Specific cover letter structuring and content; 

- Work on basic and formal writing skills necessary to every day survival—geared towards business English.

Individual Based Activities: 

- Individual sessions for cover letter critique and joint-revision.                  

Drafting a LinkedIn

Group Based Activities: 

- Do´s and don’ts of LinkedIn; 

- Explore the site – how to use it;

- Group dynamic – drafting a fictitious LinkedIn (collective creation).

Interview (Talk/Simulations)

Group Based Activities: 

- Go over the dynamics of an interview—what kinds of questions are asked and what are their purposes;

- Better understanding the interview from a “disaster” perspective;

- Work on specific speaking structure (Q&As format);

- Mock group interview/dynamics (fictitious job opening);

- Interview questions and the purpose behind them.

Individual Based Activities: 

- Interview simulation—in person and via skype.

**Guest speaker: HR professionals to give a more operational/hands on tone.