Résumé Building Workshop

Start Date: Monday, February 23, 2015
Class Length: 3 weeks
Cost: Sliding Scale ($30-90, "Pay What You Can")
Facilitators: Randi Hecht (Owner, Intellitext LLC)
Kate Ervin (Director, TypeWell)

Class Description

In this 3-week workshop, participants will learn how to create an effective résumé and cover letter to pursue employment opportunities in the field of TypeWell transcription or related disability services.

This is a cooperative online learning (Co-Op) class, meaning it is primarily discussion-based with weekly forums, readings, and assignments. While the schedule is semi-flexible, participants are expected to sign in to the class throughout the week in order to complete required activities and contribute regularly to the discussion forums. Expected time commitment is 5 hours/week.

Learning Objectives

  • discuss best practices in the job seeking process 
  • analyze different résumé formats
  • define individual work objectives
  • recognize important do's and don'ts specific to freelancing and the field of disability services
  • discuss who the "client" is, and relate the importance of protecting consumer and client confidentiality
  • evaluate and critique one another's résumés to provide constructive feedback
  • develop a customized résumé for a specific job opportunity

About the Facilitators

Agency owner Randi Hecht has extensive experience in management, hiring, and recruiting and has been working with the deaf and hard of hearing since 2007 in Reno, Nevada. In January of 2011, Randi founded Intellitext LLC, an organization providing TypeWell transcription and captioning. Intellitext has since expanded onsite to Las Vegas, Nevada and remotely across the nation. Randi has been featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas Business Press, and Northern Nevada Business Weekly for her entrepreneurialism and support of women business owners.

Kate Ervin has directed TypeWell since 2011 and has over 10 years of experience as a freelance transcriber and consultant. Overseeing TypeWell's day-to-day operations, Kate assists disability service coordinators and business owners across North America to recruit, hire, train, and oversee speech-to-text service providers. She is responsible for upholding TypeWell's professional standards and is deeply familiar with all aspects of service provision, from the moment a deaf or hard-of-hearing individual requests accommodations in school, to the moment he or she enters the workforce. 

Kate and Randi both share the dream that one day, every individual will have access to high quality communication access, and every TypeWell transcriber can achieve job security in a highly rewarding career.