College Offers Employment Search Workshops

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CRANFORD – While the Thanksgiving through New Year period is traditionally known as a slower time for hiring, let this be an opportunity for you to get a competitive edge in the employment search.  Union County College will offer two workshops during November to prepare attendees with resume writing and employment interview techniques; participants may take one or both workshops to address their needs and strengthen any weaknesses.

“Make Your Resume Work for You” will cover the rationale behind effective resume writing, getting into the do’s and dont’s of the entire process.  Various resume styles will be discussed as students review in-class sample resumes while having an assortment of other samples as take-home reference guides.

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Participants will also gain insight into preparing electronic resumes to be scanned into corporate databases, and also learn how to prepare a convincing cover letter to accompany the resume.  Experience and education will be highlighted.  This course will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2010 at the College’s Cranford Campus.

“Developing Confidence for the Job Interview” will provide attendees with solid information on how to prepare for an employment interview, thus gaining confidence in their ability to “ace” the interview and land a position.  Participants will be presented with various types of trick questions that are often asked at interviews, questions that the applicant also should ask, negotiating for the salary, multiple interviews, internal interviews, body language, and closing the interview to their advantage.  As time permits, participants will have the opportunity to practice and refine their answers to such questions through role playing via mock interviews.  This course will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2010 also at the Cranford Campus.

The College’s Cranford campus is located at 1033 Springfield Avenue. For registration and more information, call the Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600.


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