Surviving The Resume Blackhole

08 December 2021
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM
Online Event, SG


You find the perfect job online, submit your resume, and then wait, hoping that you will receive a call from the company. More often than not, your application goes unanswered. Sounds familiar? This is the notorious resume blackhole and you are not alone. Hiring managers and human resources practitioners receive heaps of resumes for any available job vacancies. With limited time each day, they miss, skip, or toss a lot of these resumes. Is there anything you could have done differently to survive the resume blackhole?

The Workshop

In this Surviving the Resume Blackhole Workshop, discover tips and tricks to make your resume better than the average! This workshop will focus on you and your career story and how your resume can be designed to be uniquely you.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, you will learn skills on how to craft resumes that address both expressed and unexpressed requirements and expectations of job descriptions. You will be able to build a targeted resume which is visually appealing that communicates personality and professionalism.

Who Should Attend?

Students and job seekers are encouraged to attend this course as a well-crafted resume is a good start to your career search! Begin on the right foot to ensure better job search experience and to keep your motivation ongoing.

Class Size

10-20 participants per session for a personalized hands-on resume crafting experience.

Workshop Outline

  • Discussion on the anatomy of a resume, which comes first?
  • Adding meat to segments of your resume
  • Strategic career objective identification and developing a resume value proposition reflecting your work story
  • Demonstrating competencies in your resume
  • Boosting your resume with power words
  • Writing the supporting cover letter
  • Resume pitfalls
  • Various resume formats – what works and what doesn’t?


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  • Thank you Phyllis for taking the time and effort to share your knowledge and thoughts about the subject matter. As I will be graduating this year, your workshops and sharing were very timely and beneficial. Personally, I felt that both of your workshops were a mentoring experience for me as the workshops had left me feeling a step closer to being prepared to enter the working world.    

  • I just want to THANK YOU SO MUCH to Phyllis for providing me with such valuable advice and tips on how I can improve and tailor my resume accordingly! I will definitely put your advice into practice, and edit my resume from here :) Regarding cover letters, you have definitely raised a great point that I was not aware of before.
    Thank you for your constructive feedback, encouragement, and generosity with your words and time to help a student like me out! I really appreciate it very much :) Have a great week ahead Phyllis, and I do hope that our paths may cross in the near future!! :D    

  • Thank you so much Phyllis for the insightful talk on salary negotiations earlier on. Based on what you have shared during the workshop, I realized that I may have made several mistakes in the earlier part of my career. I know now what I must do in my next role.    

  • Phyllis has a wonderful delivery and pace, and I have learned very much from your insights and sharing of experience with us :) Thank you once again for this session!    

  • Hi Phyllis, I attended your workshops in the morning and afternoon today. They were both very fruitful. You're a very good speaker. Hope to stay connected with you!    

  • Thank you Phyllis for conducting the workshop. I find the training really helpful and useful. I would be glad to attend your training again in the future.     

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