SKOKIE, Ill., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Systems Institute (CSI) will offer a free one-hour adult resume writing class from 10-11 am on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the new Gurnee campus at 5330 Grand Avenue, across the street from Six Flags Great America. The class is open to job seekers in any field and designed to help participants develop a resume that will get noticed, based on successful techniques developed by CSI's career services department and used by the school's graduates. Call 847-263-4258 to reserve a seat.
The session, "How to Write an Effective Resume," will cover topics including the right choice of resume formats, effective writing of summary statements and employment histories, tips and strategies for selecting appropriate information to include, and preparing one's resume for the Internet. Sample resumes and CSI's own template will be provided to help attendees craft their personal document.
The same guidance has helped students graduating from CSI's fast-track information technology, healthcare and business administration career programs find employment, many within only a few months after completing their coursework.
"In this economy, job seekers need every advantage to find employment. We are offering this resume writing class to share the strategies we recommend to our students to get noticed, secure interviews and ultimately get hired," said Ella Zibitsker, CSI President and CEO.
CSI opened its Gurnee campus in 2005 and moved to its current location in July. The new site has doubled the Gurnee location's capacity to offer eight-month career programs in information technology, healthcare and business administration that are designed to prepared students for professional certifications that facilitate job placement. Support services include career advising, job placement assistance, scholarships and other financial aid programs, and stipends for academic performance.
CSI also has campuses in Chicago, Skokie, Elgin, Lombard and Wheeling. The school has been serving Chicago-area residents since 1989. It is accredited by the North Central Association, licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept the GI bill, and a Microsoft IT Academy. For more information, visit www.csinow.edu.
SOURCE Computer Systems Institute