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Kean University Single-Session Workshops Help Improve Job-Search Skills

 

UNION, N.J. – Prepare for a positive economic turnaround by attending one or more single-session workshops in résumé-writing and job-interview techniques to be held on Monday, July 14, and Monday, July 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

 

The workshops are designed for people who recently experienced a layoff, those who believe they may face a job loss, or those who wish to upgrade their status in a chosen field or change direction and start an entirely new career path. New graduates will also benefit from the workshops. The seminars provide participants with significant opportunities to address their own, personal concerns. Considerable dialogue is encouraged to enable participants to learn from their peers as well as from the instructor.

 

Make Your Résumé and Cover Letter Work for You will review the mechanics of writing a résumé and cover letter that are clear, concise and highlight one’s individuality. Participants will learn to balance marketability with accuracy and will become familiar with the dos and don’ts of good editing practices, layout, professional printing strategies and electronic résumés. This workshop will be held on July 14. Pre-registration is required for CES 102, Section 016. The fee is $23.

 

Developing Confidence for the Job Interview will enable participants to develop the ability to promote themselves effectively on an employment interview. They will learn techniques to prepare, thus helping to ease the stress of the experience and allowing for optimal performance. Participants will learn to conduct preliminary research, the importance of networking, handling “trick” questions, types of questions the interviewee needs to ask, salary negotiation and how to close the interview to one’s advantage. Role-playing will be included as time permits. This workshop will be held on July 21. Pre-registration is required for CES 103, Section 016. The fee is $23.

 

Special arrangements for people with disabilities can be made upon request. Be sure to bring business cards and brochures for networking purposes. For more information or to register, please call the Kean’s Department of Continuing and Professional Education at (908) 737-5840.