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Professional Development Month - Virtual Mappy Hour & Resume Clinic 2024

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom



What Have You Accomplished? Resume Advice from a Hiring Manager

As part of our June Professional Development Month URISA Texas is hosting a virtual resume clinic led by Chris Akin, GISP.  Come check it out and get your questions answered!

Presentation Outline:

At some point, everyone looks for a job, whether straight out of college or partway through a career, voluntarily or involuntarily.  In standard hiring practices, all job applicants have to submit a resume, whether through the human resources department, a colleague, or even passed on by a friend.

This resume is a job candidate’s one shot at making a first impression. The right one can land you a job interview. The wrong one can put you straight into the "no" pile.

So, what makes a strong resume?  For starters, resumes need to highlight accomplishments, not previous responsibilities.  To ensure that your resume stands out, here are some tips I have compiled after sifting through countless resumes over the years.

In this interactive presentation, Chris will go through one of your resumes to highlight its strengths, discuss its weaknesses, and help you think about your accomplishments. 

Email your resume to ahead of time to have your resume reviewed!

About the Host:


Chris Akin, GISP, is the President of Paratum Solutions, a privately-owned consulting firm specializing in GIS consultation and implementation solutions for municipal, utility, and campus clients across the US.  Chris is also a past Chairman of the Board for the Texas and New England URISA Chapters and a former Board member of URISA International.

Chris has been in the GIS industry for over 20 years with a focus on developing, implementing, and managing GIS lines of business, projects, and personnel.  Chris runs GIS Resumes as a Paratum division to help candidates improve their resumes and land the perfect job.

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