College Offers Workshops For Job Seekers

CRANFORD – While you may have excellent skills in your particular area of expertise, it is essential that you communicate them effectively to the hiring powers-that-be. Let the New Year be a prosperous one for you by honing your career development through specialized training in resume writing and employment interview techniques through two, individual workshops to be offered during January at Union County College.

Members of the public may select to take one or both workshops, depending upon their needs. The course is designed to assist those wishing to advance in an existing career, those who have lost their jobs and wish to get back into the employment marketplace, and those who are beginning an entirely new career area. Recent college graduates are also welcome. The classes are presented in an interactive, participatory manner with ample opportunity to address individual concerns.


“Make Your Resume Work for You” will cover the rationale behind effective resume writing, getting into the do’s and don’ts 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. 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. This course will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24 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 responses to such questions through role playing via mock interviews. This course will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, also at the Cranford Campus.

The college’s Cranford campus is located at 1033 Springfield Avenue. For registration and more information, call the College’s Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education at 1-908-709-7600.

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