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Resumes and Cover Letters: Tailoring Your Work Story to Land Your Dream Job

Computer keyboard, notebook, to do list, stickers on teal background.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
4:30-6 PM ET

Open to all woman-identifying, trans, or gender expansive members of the public, mentors, mentees, and alum

It’s a challenge many of us have already faced—staring at a screen filled with a daunting list of job titles we may be interested in, knowing what’s next: writing a cover letter for each of them. While it is easy to overthink this, there is a universally acknowledged understanding that there is only one rule to creating a resume or drafting a cover letter: persuade someone to hire you.

In this workshop, Mentees learn to embrace resume and cover letter writing as the art of marketing oneself while gaining the tools necessary to present themselves as the best candidate for a specific role in today’s competitive career market. Mentees are encouraged to come with “resumes in hand” for the opportunity to workshop their resumes under the guidance of Mentors!

This event is designed for all mentees, mentors, program alum and invited guests.

Meet the Teaching Artist

Jeanine Marie Russaw

Jeanine Marie Russaw

Jeanine Marie Russaw (she/her) is an autistic writer, educator, and content creator who boldly wears her HSP traits as badges of honor. She eagerly joins Girls Write Now with an open heart and a passion for the written word. Jeanine holds a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University and recently earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. While pursuing her M.A.T., she rolled up her sleeves and embraced life as an upper elementary classroom teacher, building relationships with more than 120 little someones at the height of a global pandemic. Over time, her love of reading and writing (and love of convincing kids to love reading and writing) became an unmistakable part of her teaching identity. As a writer, her words have found their way within the physical and cyber walls of NBC, CBS and Newsweek. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jeanine has called Harlem her home for the last seven years…though she has possessed the spirit of a New Yorker since birth.

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors, program alum and the public

November 9 4:30 pm 6:00 pm EST

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