WEBINAR: Resume 101-You've Written Your resume-now what?

April 24, 2019 at 11:00AM-NOON EDT
Webinar via Zoom


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Non-Members: $199

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This webinar will focus on resume development, looking for job opportunities, networking, interview types and tips, getting offers and more.

Topics covered will include:

Basics on Resumes

  • What you should highlight
    • Accomplishments
    • Education
    • Volunteer Work
    • Entrepreneurial Work
    • Engineering Projects, etc.

Looking for Opportunities

  • Where to look
    • Indeed
    • LinkedIn
    • College Job Boards
    • Recruiters
    • Personal network
    • Social media
      • Research companies on Glassdoor or LinkedIn
    • Networking events
      • Make business cards
  • Online presence
    • Personal branding
    • Do’s and don’t’s of online personal branding

Types of Interviews

  • Phone
  • Face-to-face
  • Skype

Interview Tips

  • Tips on how to overcome not having experience
  • Tips on how to follow up
    • Thank you letters
    • Being persistent (how long should you wait to contact)
    • Tips from videos online at Direct Recruiters

Offer stage Tips

  • Do you take the first job you’re offered? Pros/cons
  • Explain the offer process
  • Onboarding (pre-employment)

Misc. Tips

  • Have fun
  • Be yourself
  • Don’t get discouraged
  • Job searching is like chutes and ladders – just keep going


David Peterson is a Managing Partner for Direct Recruiters. He manages and oversees DRI search and recruitment teams in the Plastics and Flexible Packaging industries. David is an accomplished recruiter and has built a reputation for understanding client needs from executive search to direct contributor roles. They appreciate his in-depth industry knowledge, comprehensive understanding of job market conditions and future industry trends. David and his team offer both retained and contingency search options and their search completion rates are consistently among the highest of the firm.

David is a current and active member of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) and Plastics Industry Association, Cleveland Chapter of the Ohio Recruiters Association and served as their Chapter Chair for 3 years. In addition, he took part in a discussion panel at NPE and was a speaker at the Plastics News 2017 Executive Forum in Naples, FL. David is an active Blogger on SPE's "The Chain" Career Center and has been published in industry-related publications such as Plastics News and Flexible Packaging Magazine.

You can find and follow David on social media sites including LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. David attended the University of South Florida and prior to joining DRI, he was an Account Executive with Management Recruiters, Inc.