Developing the Resume, Crafting the Cover Letter


The Résumé and the Cover Letter are the two critical selling mediums by which candidates represent themselves to potential employees. A résumé is a professional introduction meant to encourage a one-on-one interview situation; an opportunity for communication that can lead to a job offer. It is a rare candidate who is hired by his or her résumé alone. It is just as rare to be offered an interview without one.

A résumé is often the first line of contact. It establishes a first impression of a potential job candidate's skills, background and hiring value. If written well, this impression can be a positive one, offering the reader a sense of the candidate's "fit" for the position and company being targeted. If written really well, it may convince the reader that the job candidate is the person most ideally suited for the job. When coupled with an effective cover letter, the resume can be a very strong marketing tool.

Preparing a résumé may be seen as a nuisance, but having a well-constructed, well-designed résumé is an important part of your job search.

A great résumé does what all good marketing pieces do: it sells the "consumer" (the potential employer or hiring manager) on the "product" (you). This workshop aims to prepare and enable the candidate to tailor a great résumé and accompanying cover letter.


The facilitator will actively engage participants and challenge their ideas, knowledge and understanding of the resume and the cover letter and the process as it applies the employment arena. This workshop will incorporate: lectures, handouts, group exercises and classroom discussions..

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this 2-day workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the process of aligning the résumé with the vacancy
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of a résumé
  • Design a comprehensive résumé that showcases skills sets and effective summary statements
  • Identify the key elements of a cover letter
  • Craft cover letters that " keep the loop"
  • Align both résumé and cover Letter to ensure consistency and credibility


Programme Outline

Topics to be covered over this 2-day workshop include:

  • What makes a great Resume?
  • What does your current Resume say to the Job Market?
  • What Recruiters want in a resume
  • What kind of resumes are we looking for?
  • Writing your Resume, the New You?
  • The art of writing Summary / Objective statements
  • What's in a Cover Letter
  • The Introduction, The Middle , The Conclusion- Cover Letter
  • Steps for making an impression

Facilitator: Azra Nathudkhan


Managing Director of Customer 1st Caribbean Limited and Consultant for Service Excellence Delivery

Azra has worked in Higher Education, specialising in Vocational training for over ten years. She worked as a Sector Development Specialist at the National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago; creating and implementing National Occupational Standards for various sectors in Trinidad, primarily hospitality and energy. She has been in Customer Service for many years, and has customised training programmes for companies in Trinidad and is working with other Caribbean islands assisting them in their service delivery programmes. Azra is also on the Board of Directors of the Metal Industries Company Limited (MIC).



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Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 2 Days
Cost TT $1,000.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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