The Placement & Career Services hosts CV & cover letter writing webinar

By PACS Team
On Thursday, February 29, the Placement & Career Services (PACS) Department hosted a CV & cover letter writing webinar. The session aimed to provide valuable insights and practical tips for students and alumni seeking internships and jobs.

Patricia Gichuki, a PACS officer, expertly guided attendees through the intricacies of crafting effective CVs and cover letters. She emphasized the importance of clearly articulating one’s unique value proposition. Participants learned how to highlight their skills, experiences, and achievements in a way that would resonate with potential employers.

Beyond merely listing experiences, Patricia underscored the significance of accomplishment statements—quantifiable achievements that demonstrate an individual’s impact. She shared examples of impactful CVs and cover letters, providing practical advice on tailoring them to specific job applications. Participants also gained insights into structuring their CVs effectively, emphasizing relevant skills, and showcasing their professional journey.

The session included an engaging question-and-answer segment, where attendees actively sought guidance on CVs, cover letters, and job applications.

The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing increased confidence in their ability to craft impactful CVs and cover letters. Overall, the webinar provided valuable information and tools for enhancing job application materials.

The PACS Department supports students and alumni in their job search journey by providing one-on-one and group sessions for CV/resume critique, cover letter review, interview coaching and mock interviews. For any assistance with a job application, kindly contact or book an appointment directly with a career advisor or career peer advisor using this link .

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