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June 22, 2004
CONTACT: Jette Englund
Office of University Relations
(908) 737-3410

Kean University Offers Job Search Seminar

UNION, N.J. – As the employment marketplace in New Jersey is ahead of pace with the rest of the nation, become aware of the best strategies for benefiting from a hiring resurgence. Kean University will afford such an opportunity during the month of July with a choice of two single-session workshops in résumé writing and job-interview techniques to be held at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J.

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

Make Your Résumé and Cover Letter Work for You, to be held on Monday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will address the rationale behind effective résumé and cover-letter writing. The class 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. The fee is $23.

Developing Confidence for the Job Interview, to be held on Monday, July 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will show attendees how to develop the ability to promote themselves effectively on an employment interview. They will learn techniques to prepare for the job interview, 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 questions, types of questions the interviewee needs to ask, negotiating for the salary and how to close the interview to one’s advantage. Role playing will be included as time permits. The fee is $23.

For more information or to register, call the University’s Department of Continuing and Professional Education at (908) 737-5840.