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Wednesday Jan 14, 2015
1:30 pm - 4 pm

Customize Compelling Resumes and Letters Quickly

At a recent WIND North meeting, Fred Nothnagel took a poll to find out how long it has taken the attendees to customize resumes and cover letters.  The answers ranged from 45 minutes to 2 hours per document.

The bad news:  To get the attention of human beings as well as applicant tracking systems, your resume and letters must be customized.  You need every legal and moral edge to beat the competition in this tough job market.

The good news:  You can learn to customize your cover letters and resumes in a total of 1 hour.

This workshop will show you how.

You’ll learn:

-          How to create a “Kitchen Sink” resume from which to subtract elements that don’t add to your Perceived Value in the eyes of specific employers for specific jobs

-          How to read a job description and understand the real essentials to emphasize

-          How to translate your terminology into theirs

-          How to choose and “spin” your success bullets for maximum impact

-          How to create a letter template, add the customization and ensure that it will be read

Using real job descriptions, you’ll practice these techniques.

If you’ve been frustrated by how long it has taken to customize your resume and letters, or if you have sent out the same resume and the same bland cover letter with very few callbacks, this workshop is for you. 

Pre-register via e-mail to as soon as you can, since there’s a bit of prep work to do before the workshop.



When:   1:30-4:00pm Wednesday, Jan. 14

Where: Parish Hall, Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA (see for directions)

Cost:  $40 if pre-registered by 5:00pm Tuesday, Jan. 13; $45 otherwise

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Fred Nothnagel

Executive Director, WIND and Independent Career Coach/Consultant for 20 years