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Career Readiness Toolkit: How to Make a Killer Resume & How to Ace Your Interview

Career Readiness Toolkit: How to Make a Killer Resume & How to Ace Your Interview


By: Almarie Taran

On January 5th, 2024, the Office for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement (OSPGE) hosted the third session of their Career Readiness Toolkit, empowering students to launch their dream careers. Held at Mapúa MCL’s FLUX Rooms, the seminar attracted over 140 participants from diverse disciplines like healthcare, computer science, business, and maritime studies.



This session’s expert was Mr. Rafael Inigo Dela Cruz, a Marketing Senior Manager and Candidate Marketing Lead from JobStreet. He shared his insights on crafting a stellar resume that grabs attention. Emphasizing both traditional and modern formats, Mr. Dela Cruz highlighted the importance of:

  • Visual appeal: A balanced layout with harmonious fonts and generous white space.
  • Professional headshot: Invest in a clear, professional image that makes a good first impression.
  • Targeted content: Showcase achievements, skills, and experiences relevant to the desired role.
  • Strategic design: Consider incorporating icons, graphs, or decorations in certain sections for impact.


The Pathways to Employability program, through initiatives like the Career Readiness Toolkit, emphasizes its commitment to supporting students’ career paths. By providing workshops, resources, and placement assistance, the OSPGE equips its students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve their career goals.