Learn How To Make Your Resume Work For You

CRANFORD – While sun and fun at the beach are standard fare during the summer months, it’s also an excellent time to hone your employment search skills. To facilitate this effort, Union County College will present two, single-session seminars in Resume Writing and Job Interview Techniques during June at its Cranford Campus.

Attendees may select to take one or both workshops, depending upon their needs. The courses are 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, June 6.

“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, June 13.

For registration and further information, call the college’s Office of Economic Development and Continuing Education at 1-908-709-7600 or go to www.ucc.edu.

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