Effective Resume Writing



A resume is a job seeker’s passport to gain interest from recruiters and hiring managers. It is an excellent self-marketing tool which showcases the job seeker’s technical skills and personal attributes, professional experience and major accomplishments.

If you need to brush up on your resume writing skills, want your resume to stand out from the crowd, would like to know how to tailor your resume to the Singapore market and create a resume that will have worldwide appeal, then this is for you!

Join this interactive workshop and learn about:

  • Types of resume formats
  • Resume content/guidelines
  • Resumes for targeted jobs
  • Tips for effective writing
  • Writing cover letters


Whether actively job hunting, or looking to give your resume some polish, you will have the opportunity to hear essential tips from our workshop facilitator, critique sample resumes and share insights over individual and group discussion. After the workshop, you can seek further insight and individual feedback by signing up for our One-to-One Career Counseling sessions.

Please bring a copy of your resume to this workshop if you have one. If you do not have a resume, you will leave equipped with the knowledge to create a stellar resume by the end of the session.

Cost:
Includes light refreshments
CRCE Member: $40
Non-CRCE Member: $60

**CRCE members must log in to receive CRCE member price**

About the Speaker:

Dr. James Kwan
Career Advisor and Workshop Facilitator
Dr. James Kwan is an accomplished career consultant and trainer with more than 20 years of experience in training, lecturing, facilitation, consulting and coaching. An accountant by training, he has worked in finance, manufacturing, higher education, hotel and property development industries. He is currently an Independent Director of a property development company which is listed on SGX. He chairs the Nomination Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is an Assistant Professor and adjunct lecturer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Nanyang Business School, NTU respectively.

He is a Certified Professional Career Coach of International Coach Academy. He provides career coaching and life coaching at American Association of Singapore (AAS), LHH and Nanyang Business School, NTU for managers and professionals seeking career changes. He conducts in-house training and public workshops in accounting and finance, leadership development, employee effectiveness, team engagement, and career transition with various training institutions such as AAS, Mind Gym, Bailey & French and LHH.

James holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from University of Western Australia and four master degrees in business administration, digital education, investment and finance. He is a fellow member of several accountancy bodies in Singapore, Australia and the UK.


AAS Events and COVID-19:

AAS asks our members to continue to follow the current official MOH guidelines:

Do not attend AAS events if you have visited Mainland China; Iran; Northern Italy; Japan; and Republic of Korea in the last 14 days. Do not attend AAS events if you feel unwell. Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.

The following advice was released regarding large scale events:

Advisory for businesses on large-scale events – (February 15, 2020)

Businesses should maintain normalcy, as long as the necessary precautions are taken. 

  1. As advised by MOH, businesses are advised to cancel or defer nonessential large-scale events to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19. The importance of the events differs according to the needs and priorities of the respective organisations. 
  2. Large scale events refer to events with more than 1000 attendees. As a rough guideline, non-essential large-scale events refer to events like Dinner and Dance and Family Day with more than 1000 attendees. 
  3. Smaller-scale events such as training and development courses and internal town hall meetings can continue.

AAS will be continuing with events from March 1 as our events do not meet the threshold of large scale, unless otherwise specified. We thank you for your patience during this time. As a non-profit organization we will do all we can to limit disruption, and ask for your support and consideration in the event of cancellations or refunds.

We will continue to monitor the situation and check government health site every day for updates. The health and well-being of our members and guests is important to us, and we will continue to follow the advice of the MOH.

CRCE Cancellation & Refund Policy: 
The American Association of Singapore (AAS) reserves the right to cancel events/workshops. In the event of cancellation by AAS, registrants can opt to attend another workshop or receive a full refund.

If registrant is unable to attend and wishes to cancel registration, he/she must contact AAS (crce@aasingapore.com) at least 24 hours prior to the workshop start time, and he/she will be issued a credit that can be applied to any same priced CRCE workshop within the following 90 days. In the event of a no-show or day of workshop cancellation, no credit will be issued.

Location: American Association of Singapore
15 Scotts Road, #03-02 Thong Teck Building
Singapore 228218

Date: March 17, 2020, 10 a.m. - March 17, 2020, noon