Volunteered at Asian American Journalist Association of New York (AAJA-NY) chapter today.
Event was second annual Resume Critique Workshop and was held at New York Times Headquarters.
My resume was critiqued by Travis Altman, Bloomberg L.P. He graciously provided me useful insights and tips for which I am very grateful for.
At event, AAJA members had an opportunity to get expert advice on resumes, cover letters and reels during one-on-one sessions with senior writers, editors and producers in the industry.
The workshop also includes sessions on job hunting techniques, networking and interview skills. Corky Lee provided professional headshots.
But a method was needed to distribute photographs to AAJA-NY members who purchased head shots from NY Photographer Corky Lee. Usually prints or CD-ROM would be given to customer but doing so would substantially increase the amount of equipment needed for the shoot.
My suggestion led to a web based system that allowed customers to download images from internet.
My solution included a system to download images directly from camera to a laptop, compress those images and upload zip file web server. An invite was sent to each customer in order to download their images from web site.
As a result, I was able to deliver images to customers in real time and without burden of bringing a printer to site.
At 2012 AAJA-NY Annual Resume Critique Workshop, members were able to get a resume critique and meet recruiters from the following organizations: WSJ, NYTimes, Newsday, Bloomberg, Conde Nast, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, Associated Press, Reuters and Digital First.
- Jesse Pesta, Page One Editor, Wall Street Journal
- Travis Altman, Senior Producer, Bloomberg
- Brooke Camp, Talent Acquisition Lead, NBC News
- Toni Thompson, Human Resources Manager, Conde Nast
- Julie Westfall, Team Leader, Digital First Media
- Henry Moritsugu, Assistant News Editor at Newsday
- Sewell Chan, Deputy Editor for Op-Ed section, NYTimes
- P.J. Joshi, News Editor for DealBook, NYTimes