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CPDV:730 +50 Employment: Purpose, Process and the Payoff10/30-11/20  

Is retirement not your immediate plan? Whether by design or a result of the economy, you want to find employment where you can earn a living and perhaps make a difference. Re-inspired? A career counselor will work with you to determine your values and goals. Re-hired? We will explore resumes and interview strategies. Re-wired? By networking, using LinkedIn, Craigslist, submitting online applications and cover letters, you will use new skills to land the next opportunity.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70444
  • Meeting Dates= 10/30-11/20
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Corporate College 206
  • Instructor= Edwin Penfold
  • Fees= $ 55.00
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314-984-7777
 
  +50 Employment: Purpose, Process and the Payoff09/18-10/09  

Is retirement not your immediate plan? Whether by design or a result of the economy, you want to find employment where you can earn a living and perhaps make a difference. Re-inspired? A career counselor will work with you to determine your values and goals. Re-hired? We will explore resumes and interview strategies. Re-wired? By networking, using LinkedIn, Craigslist, submitting online applications and cover letters, you will use new skills to land the next opportunity.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70443
  • Meeting Dates= 09/18-10/09
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 208
  • Instructor= Edwin Penfold
  • Fees= $ 55.00
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314-984-7777
 
  +50: Finding Purpose & Passion in Your Third Chapter09/13-09/13  

Are you facing the uncharted post-career years and wondering what's next? Many of us in the third chapter of life feel unsettled, restless, and adrift. We believe the years between 50 and 75 can be some of the best, but don't know how to make sense of the changes we're facing. If you are looking for new meaning in work and life, this powerful interactive learning experience will teach you how to tap into the power of purpose. Whether you're seeking an encore career, looking for enlivening volunteer work, or reinventing your sense of identity, knowing your purpose will guide you to increased vitality, creativity, and fulfillment.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70609
  • Meeting Dates= 09/13-09/13
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications North 126
  • Instructor= Carol Watkins
  • Fees= $ 65.00
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314-984-7777
 
  +50: Reimagining Your Life Now10/25-11/08  

Are you a Baby Boomer nearing retirement? Do you need a new direction? Determine what may replace the traditional retirement path in your life through a powerful interactive learning experience. Clarify your intentions, set your goals and take action all while supporting other group members who share similar objectives.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70607
  • Meeting Dates= 10/25-11/08
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications North 126
  • Instructor= Carol Watkins
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:705 Acing the Job Application09/09-09/16  

Find out how to best find job leads, search the Internet and navigate the online application process. You’ll learn how to find job leads, navigate job boards, and the importance of social media and networking. You'll also receive tips on finding information on potential companies in which you may want to work. Get the tools you need to help you ace the job application process. Bring a flash drive to class.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70121
  • Meeting Dates= 09/09-09/16
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= Laurie Lombardo
  • Fees= $ 49.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:702 Changing Career Directions: Find the Passion in Your Career Path09/15-10/06  

Rudolph Nureyev said, "Work is sacred." But do you consider your work a sacred and exciting opportunity to express your true self? We spend a good part of our lives expressing ourselves through work and career, therefore it is important that we experience joy and value in what we do. How you invest your time and energy is up to you. It is not so much what happens to you but how you respond to what happens that makes the difference. Join Jean Walters, Transformational Life Coach and author as she aids you in clarifying a career direction and/or establishing a change in career path to enhance your quality of life and increase your fulfillment. You CAN condition yourself for success and reach your full potential.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70139
  • Meeting Dates= 09/15-10/06
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Business Bldg 213
  • Instructor= Jean Walters
  • Fees= $ 79.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:705 Employment Essentials for Getting or Changing Jobs 09/24-10/08  

In today’s ever changing job market, a person need to be prepared to have at least four different careers in their lifetime and good communication skills are some of most crucial elements in a job search. Learn the latest trends in seeking a new position, getting promoted, keeping a job, and for making transitions from one career to another. Class will include resume writing, traditional and electronic application procedures and the college's Career and Employment Services (CES). Class outlines and templates will help you create clear business messages.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70179
  • Meeting Dates= 09/24-10/08
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Business Bldg 125
  • Instructor= Gwyndolyn Fouche
  • Fees= $ 65.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:765 How to Craft Your Elevator Speech: Floor-by-Floor10/14-10/14  

Competition for jobs and business opportunities is strong and you need to stand out. Whether you are at a networking event, meeting or called upon to speak at a seminar, you have only a limited amount of time to capture the attention of the listeners, introduce yourself and get noticed. In this class, you'll use a template to develop and refine your "elevator speech," wow your audience and open up a whole new set of opportunities.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70173
  • Meeting Dates= 10/14-10/14
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 224
  • Instructor= Fred Miller
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:703 Interviewing Skills 10110/02-10/02  

Preparing for a job interview is a critical process to securing employment! Designed to develop basic job interviewing techniques, you'll learn from a college career specialist insight into answer formulation and effective delivery. In class practice will allow you to apply the concepts learned and to sharpen your interviewing skills by providing and receiving feedback to fellow participants in a group setting. You will also learn about interviewing theory, wardrobe selection, and illegal questioning.   

  • Registration Code= 201425 70783
  • Meeting Dates= 10/02-10/02
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= Sherita Reinhardt
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:705 Network Your Way into a Job09/30-09/30  

Learn the benefits of effective and strategic networking and how your interpersonal resources and contacts could lead to a new job. You will develop a networking plan and 30-Second Summary to present to networking groups and individuals, a networking source list and a list of the types of networking groups. In addition, you will learn to successfully navigate a career fair and how social networking is important to an effective job search.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70125
  • Meeting Dates= 09/30-09/30
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - C Tower 110
  • Instructor= Laurie Lombardo
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:703 Strategies for Success: Mastering the Behavioral Based Interview10/09-10/09  

Behavioral-based interviewing is fast becoming the preferred method of recruiters to screen and select top notch candidates. From the initial screening process to building rapport with interviewers, this class will help you gain insight into providing interest, showcasing your accomplishments, highlighting your skill sets and preparing exceptional responses to questions for prospective positions. Through familiarity and preparation of behavioral based interview questioning, you'll develop the best opportunity for success in securing a job.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70791
  • Meeting Dates= 10/09-10/09
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= Sherita Reinhardt
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:705 Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search10/09-10/09  

This introductory session will allow you to start using this powerful tool that should be a part of your professional networking. LinkedIn operates the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Learn the basics of using LinkedIn, how to build your network, make connections (past and present colleagues and classmates), join and get involved in groups, perform job searches, and find answers from industry experts.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70124
  • Meeting Dates= 10/09-10/09
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 115
  • Instructor= Laurie Lombardo
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search09/18-09/18  

This introductory session will allow you to start using this powerful tool that should be a part of your professional networking. LinkedIn operates the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Learn the basics of using LinkedIn, how to build your network, make connections (past and present colleagues and classmates), join and get involved in groups, perform job searches, and find answers from industry experts.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70122
  • Meeting Dates= 09/18-09/18
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - C Tower 110
  • Instructor= Laurie Lombardo
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search10/23-10/23  

This introductory session will allow you to start using this powerful tool that should be a part of your professional networking. LinkedIn operates the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Learn the basics of using LinkedIn, how to build your network, make connections (past and present colleagues and classmates), join and get involved in groups, perform job searches, and find answers from industry experts.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70123
  • Meeting Dates= 10/23-10/23
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - C Tower 110
  • Instructor= Laurie Lombardo
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
CPDV:704 Writing Your Resume to Impress09/16-09/30  

First impressions are everything. Your resume makes your first impression to a potential employer. Make sure it stands out and you'll be receiving that phone call in no time. Work with an expert in the employment field to construct your perfect resume: one that will play up your experience, play down liabilities, and improve your chances to land an interview. Choose the best type of resume for the job, tailor it to the employer's needs and write a great cover letter. We'll explore online submission of resumes and cover letters while building your best resume ever.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70341
  • Meeting Dates= 09/16-09/30
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= Jacqueline Meaders-Booth
  • Fees= $ 49.00
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