School of Business-Akkar : ESP 1st Workshop: CV writing and job interview practices

The first ESP workshop, CV writing and job interview practices, was held on Friday, November 16th 2018, at Akkar campus between 9:00 and 15:00.

The workshop was divided into two parts. The first part that covered CV writing was given by Ms. Aziz Zok. The aim of this part of the workshop was to instruct the students on the proper way to prepare their CV and all the dos and dont’s in CV writing. It was a two way communication; students were engaged in the workshop from the start. This session included among others the key elements of a CV such as personal data, education, references and professional email-format. At the end of the session students were asked to prepare a first draft of their CV and Mr. Zok checked, commented on and corrected those drafts.

The second part was given by Mr. Ahmad Halawani. This part was about interview practices. After a brief introduction, students were split into three groups and were asked to prepare a list of things that are needed for a job interview. This was followed by each group presenting their results an open discussion of those results ensued. After that the students did a role playing exercise, where they were divided into two groups: employers and job seekers; employers had to interview every job seeker. Each interview was evaluated by Mr. Halawani, acclaiming the strong points and pointing out the mistakes an how to solve/ avoid them in the future. A second round saw the roles reversed.