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Resumes and Cover Letters: Advice from Real Recruiters

July 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FindSpark Resumes Cover Letters

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Recruiters spend, on average, about six seconds looking at a resume. An unimpressive resume and cover letter often mean the difference between landing an interview or getting left behind. Just how to write these documents is a subject not taught at school, but thankfully, you’ve got us. Join the FindSpark community for a night of can’t-miss advice in a small, intimate workshop from people who read resumes for a living. More one-on-one time with people who will help you.

You’ll come away with a fresh outlook on your job hunt, inspiration, and, as is true for all our events, new connections and friends.




Michelle Corbett
Talent Development and Recruitment
Michelle is currently in charge of recruitment for all levels (including interns) of L’Oreal USA’s 11 global brand development teams. She graduated in 2007 from Vassar College with a double major in Psychology and Jewish Studies and spent her pre-L’Oreal life at a communications consultancy firm. She has been with L’Oreal since 2011 and has a passion for mentoring and helping great talent navigate the job search. Her other passions include cooking and baby animals.

Perla Hoyos

Perla is currently a recruiter for the Watch side of the business at Nielsen. She received her Bachelors from Montclair State University in 2006 and her Masters from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2013. Perla began her career in the entertainment industry as an intern for Billboard Magazine and MTV Networks. After interning, she worked her way up to the lead role for Sony Music Entertainment’s internship program. In 2013, she moved over to NBCUniversal to be the lead recruiter for their internship program on the East Coast. Shortly after, she transitioned her career into full cycle recruiting with Nielsen.

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Katie Curcio
Director, News Associates and Internship Program
CBS News

Katie Curcio is the Director of the News Associate and Internship Program at CBS News. She is responsible for recruiting, hiring and placing college students at network bureaus and is also part of team that hires candidates for the CBS News Associates Program. During the past 14 years she held various positions at CBS News including Production Assistant in the Advertising and Promotion department and Page at the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. Curcio received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from New York University in 2000. She also earned a Master of Science degree from The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2006, where she specialized in Broadcast.

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Jessica Cerra
NBC Sports


Special thanks to our host: The Wix Lounge, Sponsored by Wix.com


Wix.com enables everyone to design, publish and host stunning HTML5 websites. No coding, no previous design skills, just log in to Wix and start creating with our easy drag-and-drop website builder! In that spirit of encouraging creativity and enabling entrepreneurship, in 2010 Wix founded the NYC Wix Lounge. The Wix Lounge is a completely free co-working, event and exhibit space for creative professionals. Grab your laptop, pop into the Lounge and enjoy a productive work day, great networking opportunities, and amazing events. The Wix Lounge provides free support to New Yorkers, giving them the tools and tips for successfully launching and managing their businesses’ online presence. To learn more, please visit wix.com.


July 17, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Wix Lounge
235 West 23rd Street
New York, New York 10012
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