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IL News 013/2020


May 28th, 2020

The Leimena Institute identifies fresh graduates challenges, especially post COVID-19 pandemic. We decide to host webinar series Ask the Expert as development tool for the young generation entering the workforce.

Evaluating Your CV is the second webinar series Ask The Expert, organized by the Leimena Institute on May 28th, 2020. It was joined by 96 attendees from North Sumatera to West Timor, presenting Job Aser Tomasoa (Team Lead Financial & IT) and Yoka Juniansyah Aminda (Team Lead Business Operations) from Kelly Services Indonesia, a global HR and Consulting firm.

Yoka Aminda explained the criteria of a comprehensive and interesting CV, also what must and must not be included. CV must be a summary of important yet relevant you.

Next, Job Aser explained about digital CV, LinkedIN. Choose a professional yet friendly picture; capture the recruiters’ attention with your positive attitude; impress them with your skills and experiences; are some advices given.

Now what about the fresh graduates with minimum experience and skill? Both experts shared practical tips to underline their activities whilst in campus; be it organizational, internship, etc.

The presentations were followed with interactive and live CV evaluation, hosted by Andry Lie (Business Fellow, the Leimena Institute). Those who have sent their CVs, received live response from the experts. Such a precious opportunity! Attendees received input on what has been done well and what needs to be improved.

This participative learning experience, though virtually, were very beneficial because attendees got to learn how to evaluate their CVs directly.

In this COVID-19 pandemic, there are many uncertainties, including job opportunities. At least, the attendees have committed: to learn and to try. Our part is to plan and prepare for the future. If we do not prepare, we are prepared to fail.

“Very useful to see the strengths and weaknesses of CVs. Keep the webinar duration. Need to increase the frequency to 2 times a week.”

“Cool, the information is very beneficial and timely”.

“Interesting, many insights on writing CV and how to brand ourselves in LinkedIN”.

“Thank you, the Leimena Institute, for this webinar. So many benefits especially for me who just graduates and looking for jobs. I’ll immediately edit my CV to be better and outstanding from recruiters :)”.