The Dos and Don’ts of Resume Writing

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YEREVAN, Armenia – On April 26th, the Office of Alumni Relations and Career Development organized a workshop on how to improve a CV/resume, led by Randal E. Knar. The Office of Alumni Relations and Career Development periodically organizes workshops to support and assist students and alumni in their professional development.

In the “Dos and Don’ts of Resume Writing” workshop, participants learned how to create interest and excitement in the first paragraph of their cover letter, discussed different international resume formats, and critically analyzed which information is crucial to add and leave out of a CV/resume. Mr. Knar also invited participants to bring their resumes for a personalized one-on-one review.

Randal E. Knar has BS and MS degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering, respectively, with a minor in Mathematics. Early in his career he was the #1 job recruiter at the Space Satellite Technology Division of Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles, California.

While his industrial experience is primarily in aerospace technical fields, he also has significant experience in commercial industry, technical consulting and human resources. Mr. Knar also possesses five professional certifications, including Quality Manager, Field Engineer and Six Sigma Expert. He has over 885 hours of Six Sigma training and has held a variety of positions including manufacturing program manager, project manager, quality assurance manager, operations manager, small company manufacturing engineering consultant and sixsigma expert.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.