Build a resume, build a career in MCC-BT writing workshops

Tatia Shelton with Dylan Williams
Tatia Shelton, career services coordinator at MCC-BT, works with student Dylan Williams during Thursday’s HVAC resume writing workshop.

Dylan Williams enjoyed his experience at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology so much that he chose to pursue certificates in two programs.

Williams, who has a certificate in Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing, is working toward a job-ready certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

“I found that what I learned in the machining program was great training,” Williams said. “Now, I want to work in HVAC for a while and have a career in that field.”

On Thursday, he was one of several students taking advantage of a resume writing workshop on the MCC-BT campus. Students taking “Fundamentals of Refrigeration” (HVAC 120) received tips on crafting their resumes and training on using Career Central, the college’s career management connection.

Tatia Shelton, career services coordinator at MCC-BT, organized the workshop, which included four sessions and spanned the day.

“It’s extremely important that our students know that we offer these services, and that they’re free for them,” she said. “We have great tools, including Career Central, to help them with their career. These workshops are a wonderful resource for students.”

Williams, 28, said Thursday’s workshops will help him shape a strong resume.

“What I like about this is it helps you make a professional, clean resume that doesn’t just look like something you put together at home,” he said. “You want something that grabs their attention, and having a professional resume is a good way to do that.”

The resume writing workshop is one of many events offered by career services at MCC-BT. At noon on Feb. 17 and March 23, the college will host Lunch and Learn events on networking and an employer panel discussion.

RESUME DO’S

  • Present yourself accurately
  • Make it easy to read and pleasing to the eye (use bullets)
  • Tailor content to the employer
  • Proofread

RESUME DON’TS

  • Include salary requirements
  • Include references on your job experience section (use a separate sheet)
  • Lie
  • Overcrowd your page with information

CAREER CENTRAL

Build a resume, search for jobs and connect with potential employers on MCC’s career management system. This service is available to all MCC students and alumni.

HVAC PROGRAM

You can pursue nine certificates and degrees in the HVAC program at MCC-BT. Read more about our pathways.

CIMM PROGRAM

Our CIMM program includes a 16-week certificate with a six-week, paid internship at the end of the semester. Read more about the certificate.

MORE PHOTOS

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