By Rumela Lahiri Rumela is an international spouse from India who just arrived in Berkeley. She is following her husband who is doing a post-doc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Rumela has a Master’s degree in Communication Studies and, before accompanying her husband to Berkeley, taught Communication at a college in India for 3 years. Here she talks about more »Read more
Archive: November, 2015
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Thanks to INSPIRE and UC Berkeley’s University Village for hosting my workshop last Thursday on “Networking the American Way.” With 14 participants, people had a lot of opportunities to practice their Elevator Pitch and network with each other. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·
I had a great time teaching this group of international professionals at UC Berkeley's University Village how to Interview for a Job the American Way! They practiced talking about their skills and experience, and showing what benefit they could be to an employer.
If you or your organization is interested in having me teach this workshop, please contact me. I am also available for individual career coaching and mock interview practice ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago ·
I had a great time teaching my workshop on "How to Write an American-Style Resume" at University Village this past Tuesday. If you are a partner/spouse at UC Berkeley or live at University Village, stay tuned for my next workshop on Thursday, October 10. This time we'll talk about "How to Interview the American Way."Many thanks to Yvonne for leading a very informative and educational workshop on resume writing. Check out our latest blog post for a list of resources on writing resumes and cover letters:
http://www.inspire-partners.org/how-to-write-a-resume/ ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·
I woke up to find this wonderful thank-you note in my email from a UC Berkeley student I coached on finding an internship. It just goes to show that putting time and effort into networking through LinkedIn really pays off!
"I just wanted to update you that I finally got my dream internship (data analytics for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington DC)! I am so grateful for all the time and energy you spent helping me navigate the recruiting world. In fact, part of the reason I got the job is because I took your advice to send people messages on LinkedIn; the person I reached out to at HRC made sure I got an interview." ... See MoreSee Less
7 months ago ·
An eager group of international job seekers recently took my 2 1/2-hour workshop on "How To Write an American-Style Resume." Attendees came from India, Chile, Argentina, Holland, Germany, Poland, Korea, and Israel. They walked away knowing about the important components of a resume and how to describe their experience in a way that will grab an employer's attention! A big "thank you" to INSPIRE for inviting me.Thanks Yvonne for leading this excellent resume writing workshop. We had the opportunity to learn about the contents of an effective resume. We discussed various practical techniques that will definitely help all participants draft a professional resume in the future. ... See MoreSee Less
7 months ago ·