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Free Webinar on How to Write an Effective Resume

Bryant & Stratton CollegeFree webinar from Bryant & Stratton College will be held online March 21, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT

Webinar will show prospective students and job seekers how to create a resume that grabs employers attention in 30 seconds

Understanding the hiring process from the employer’s perspective is key to standing out as an applicant

BUFFALO, NY (March XX, 2012) – Bryant & Stratton College Online, a leader in online associate’s degree programs, will host a free webinar for current and prospective students who are seeking tips on writing a better resume. The webinar, titled “Writing Effective Resumes,” will be held on Wednesday, March 21, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will cover a variety of topics that will help attendees make their resume stand out during the job search process.

Job seekers who attend the webinar will learn the do’s and don’ts of preparing a competitive resume. Other highlights from the free event include:

  • Understanding resumes as a marketing tool for “brand you”
  • The basic sections of a resume and what each section should communicate about a job applicant
  • How to identify key strengths to include in a resume and stand out to employers
  • How to integrate keywords into a resume to ensure the content matches what employers are looking for

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Kristina Nelson, Online Instructor at Bryant & Stratton College. Dr. Nelson has taught online for over ten years. She earned an M.A. and B.A. in English literature and composition from California State San Bernardino, an M.A. in history from American Public University, an M.S. in psychology from California Coast and a doctorate in educational technology from Northcentral University.

“Resumes are personal advertisements that should get potential employers excited about the product, in this case the job applicant. Research shows that recruiters only spend about 30 seconds scanning a resume before placing it in a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ pile, so today’s candidates have to ensure their resume gives a good impression immediately,” said Dr. Nelson. “Too many job seekers today view their resume as a tool for highlighting what makes them great, but a resume should focus on the potential employer and what a candidate can do to add to their business. This webinar will teach students and job seekers to view the resume and application process from the employer’s perspective.”

Current and prospective students interested in learning how to write an effective resume are invited to register for the free webinar at http://online.bryantstratton.edu/webinar/. For those unable to attend, a recorded version of the webinar as well as highlights from the webinar will be available to download at http://onlineblog.bryantstratton.edu/ after March 21.

Bryant & Stratton College was founded in 1854 and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degree programs, visit http://www.bryantstratton.edu/Online-Learning.aspx

About Bryant & Stratton College Online

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers 5 online bachelor’s degree programs, eleven online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures.  General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at http://www.bryantstratton.edu/Online-Learning.aspx.

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