College To Offer Classes In Finding A Job

EDISON—Classes aimed at those who are looking for a job will be offered in June at Middlesex County College. The program, called “Transitions: Job Seekers’ Workshops,” covers preparing for the sudden loss of a job, identifying which industries are growing, networking, resume writing and cover letters. Each costs $25 ($99 for the entire series of five classes).

“With the current state of the economy, we are seeing more and more people who have been downsized, or are concerned about their jobs,” said Lynn Lederer, director of professional and community programs at the college. “These courses can really help as you develop a job-search strategy.”

“The Emergency Job Search: How to Prepare” shows how to be ready in case you should face a sudden job loss. It is offered Tuesday, June 2 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

“Where the Jobs Are” discusses the industries in which job growth is expected. It is Thursday, June 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

“Networking: Social Networks and Online Resources” explores networking and internet resources such as LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace. It is Tuesday, June 9 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

“Resume Writing: The Real Deal” discusses the elements of a good resume and how to best use it. It will be Thursday, June 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

“Cover Letters: The Four Critical Elements” covers how to write a cover letter that works. It is Tuesday, June 16 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Each class is $25 or $99 for the series. The instructor is Charlene Watler, a recognized expert in the industry. She holds certifications from the Society of Human Resource Managers and the Human Resource Management Association.

The Transitions program also includes two other courses on finances: “Severance or Retirement Package: What to do with the Money,” which covers plan distribution options, on Monday and Wednesday, June 8 and 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $25.

“Retirement: By Design or Default” will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 16, 18, 23 and 25 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $99.

For more information, contact Professional and Community Programs at 732-906-2556.

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