The first day at a new job typically follows a familiar script – introductions, finding your desk, and setting up your work email and computer. However, my first day at Sustainable Staffing took an unexpected turn. Soon after arriving, I was asked to cover a résumé writing workshop organized by Sustainable Staffing in partnership with the McHenry County Workforce Network.

As I walked into the workshop, I delightedly observed a packed room of people eager to spruce up their résumés. Although, they weren’t just looking for any job; they wanted an opportunity that really spoke to them. Leading the conversation was Mary McBride, the mastermind behind Sustainable Staffing. She took the stage and delivered a presentation packed with tips on crafting a killer résumé, such as:

-making your résumé visually appealing

-standing out in the  Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

-formatting that enhances your chances of getting noticed and receiving a callback

-personal information that does vs. personal information that does not belong on your résumé

Mary shared insights that even I found eye-opening, despite having revamped my résumé numerous times.

A packed house for Mary McBride’s résumé workshop

As someone who’s been through my fair share of job changes, I was impressed by how much I didn’t know and how relevant it all was. Mary didn’t just talk the talk; she also walked the walk, patiently answering every question from attendees.

Mary McBride takes questions during her presentation

After the presentation, Mary stuck around to offer one-on-one advice to anyone who needed it. For those who needed more help, Sustainable Staffing had a team of résumé experts on standby to provide personalized assistance. 

Sustainable Staffing’s résumé experts offer help to an individual looking to bolster her résumé

Mary McBride offering one-on-one résumé support to an attendee









Through events like these, Sustainable Staffing showcases our dedication to helping individuals in the community find meaningful work. We’re always here to lend a hand to those who need it! 

A big thank you to everyone who came out and took advantage of what we had to offer! We’re always so thrilled to help people better themselves and their career paths. Another special thanks is in order to the McHenry County Workforce Network for hosting us and allowing us to serve the community we love so much. Together, we’re making strides toward brighter career opportunities for everyone.

If you are looking to take the first step towards a more fulfilling career, reach out to us today through our website, email, or by phone! We are here to help!