The Placement and Career Services Office conducts CV, cover letter writing, and interview skills workshop

By Angela Osodo

On Friday, October 28, 2022, the Placement and Careers Services Office (PACS) conducted a CV, cover letter writing, and interview skills workshop in collaboration with Yusudi, a sales enablement community that enables and accelerates the growth of high potential talent and businesses. Yusudi highlighted that its focus is to build sales careers of fresh graduates through training and link them to employers at the same time.

The main speaker was Ms. Susan Wawira, a recruiter as well as the Project Lead for Yusudi. She highlighted that some of the factors which influence candidate selection include the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), company hiring needs, and other external factors. She also provided a step-by-step guide on the contents of a CV and emphasized important sections like the personal statement and professional experience.

The discussion also involved interview preparation, dress code, how to respond to questions and common interview mistakes made by candidates. The keynote speaker was assisted by Ms. Maria Nyaga, Ms. Margaret Wairimu and Mr. Michael Kagera, who emphasized the importance of networking with recruiters through social media platforms like LinkedIn as well as personal branding.
The workshop closed with a Q & A session where the team responded to questions on part-time employment opportunities, CV structure for fresh graduates, communication etiquette, career goals and CV making software.

The Placement & Career Services (PACS) department will also be holding a workshop on Job Search Strategy and Workplace Etiquette on Friday, November 11 from 2pm to 5pm. Kindly register using the following link In case you need any assistance with your CV, cover letter and an upcoming interview, kindly contact the PACS office on

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