Resume Refinement & Networking

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 • 4:30 to 7:00 PM

Event Summary

Securing your next career opportunity begins with a strong and impressive resume. Your resume is the first impression that companies and organizations have of you, and it can significantly impact your chances of landing an interview. Therefore, crafting a well-written and polished resume that sets you apart from other candidates and leaves a positive impression on recruiters is vital.

Join us on Tuesday, February 27th, at Prime Digital Academy from 4:30-7:00 PM for our first Jumpstart event of the year. This event provides a unique opportunity to learn from Dave Elliston, Lead Recruiter at SPS Commerce, about the art of crafting effective resumes. In addition, you will receive hands-on support in refining your resume through a workshop, where industry leaders and tech professionals will provide valuable feedback. The event also offers ample time for networking and community building.

Emerging Talent:
This event is designed for you and to support you. Be sure to bring a copy of your resume, preferably on a laptop, so you can make edits during the workshop. If you wish to bring a paper copy, that’s also fine.

Calling Industry Leaders and Tech Professionals:
We invite you to participate in this vibrant event, where you can share your expertise and assist emerging talent in refining their resumes.


Dave Elliston
Lead Recruiter
SPS Commerce

Read Dave's Bio

Event Details


Date: Tuesday, February 27th
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Prime Digital Academy
Address: 301 S 4th Ave #577, Minneapolis, MN 55415


4:30-5:00 PM: Arrival, Networking, and Refreshments
5:00-5:30 PM: Presentation by Dave Elliston on Creating Effective Resumes
5:30-6:30 PM: Interactive Resume Workshop with Feedback from Technology Professionals
6:30-7:00 PM: Closing round of Networking


  • The front door will be open; take the elevators to the 5th floor once inside.
  • If you arrive after 5:00 PM, someone will be there to open the doors.
  • There will be signs pointing folks in the right direction.


  • Gateway Parking Ramp – 400 S 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Jerry Haaf Memorial Ramp – 424 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Limited street-level parking is also available

Thank You to Our Community Partner

About Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a talent-focused initiative by the Minnesota Technology Association dedicated to fostering an inclusive learning environment and supporting emerging technologists from training programs and universities in securing employment opportunities. It provides a platform for participants to connect with industry leaders, professionals, potential employers, mentors, and peers who share their passion.

Serving as a central hub for networking, learning, and encouragement, Jumpstart facilitates the establishment of meaningful professional connections. Our programs and events showcase engaging presentations, lively panel discussions, relevant research, best practices, and hands-on exercises, offering valuable insights and guidance to Jumpstart a successful tech career.

Whether you’re actively hiring or not, Jumpstart is an excellent platform to connect with talented individuals excited about their first or next opportunity in the tech industry. By actively participating in Jumpstart events, you can play a vital role in supporting job seekers, fostering their growth, cultivating long-term relationships, and contributing to the strength of our tech ecosystem.

Visit the MnTech Communities page to learn more about Jumpstart and other MnTech communities.