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February 16, 2005
CONTACT: Millie Gonzalez
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Improve Your Job-Search Skills at Kean University's Single-Session Workshops in Résumé Writing and Interview Techniques

UNION, N.J. ––This spring, 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 Saturday, March 5, and Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

Make Your Résumé and Cover Letter Work for You (CES 102, Section 060) will review the rationale behind and 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 March 5.

Developing Confidence for the Job Interview (CES 103, Section 060) will enable participants to develop the ability to promote themselves effectively on an employment interview. Attendees 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 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 March 19.

The fee for each single-session workshop if $23. Pre-registration is required to Kean’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education at (908) 737-3430.

These 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 their current field or start an entirely new career. New graduates will also benefit from the workshops. The seminars provide participants with significant opportunities to address their personal concerns and considerable dialogue is encouraged to enable participants to learn from their peers as well as from the instructor.