Members of the Society of Professional Journalists BGSU chapter learned how to improve their resumes and interview skills at the “Slice N’ Dice” event on Dec. 6.
Those who attended the event enjoyed pizza and asked questions to a panel that included Heather Golden, assistant director of the Career Center, and Jan Larson McLaughlin, editor of the Sentinel Tribune.
“I wanted this to be a relaxed environment so we could just discuss how to improve ourselves professionally,” SPJ President Hannah Benson said.
One of the discussion topics included the dreaded interview question “What are your weaknesses.”
Golden said you never want to say your weakness is something related to the job.
Larson McLaughlin suggested saying something that was once a weakness but you have since improved on to show your growth.
Larson McLaughlin stressed the importance of clips for someone going into journalism and said she does not take a closer look at the resume until she has seen what she likes in the clips.
“I don’t want to see you until you have four or five really great clips,” she said.
After the panel, students were able to individually talk with Golden and Larson McLaughlin about their resumes.