Career Essentials

Career Essentials

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

Advance your career goals through job search, resume writing, networking and more. If you’re seeking a career change, or just entering the job market, Career Essentials will provide you with the knowledge to showcase your skills and abilities.

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

Register and pay online for career development and planning courses

Summer 2018 registration has started! Call 314-984-7777 to register by phone or click the button above to register and pay online.

Interviewing: Learn How to Shine

Approach your next interview with more confidence and success. The interview is your chance to shine and to show the employer that you are the right candidate for the job. Even if you are well qualified and generally self-assured about your abilities, you need to be prepared and be able to confidently answer questions. Come learn how to prepare for the interview, watch a video with examples, and review sample questions and answers.
CPDV:703 | $25 | SR $16
S01 | Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
June 26 | Meramec - BA 112

Resumé Workshop: Impress Potential Employers

Attend this interactive resumé writing workshop on developing an effective resume for today’s job market. Learn how to provide a great first impression to obtain the job interview, how to advertise your qualifications focusing on the kind of work you can do and want to do, highlight your most important accomplishments and focus on the link between the company needs and the benefits you will provide.
CPDV:704 | $29 | SR $18
S01 | Th 6-8 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
June 28 | Meramec - SO 108

Finding Job Leads

Learn how to find job leads (i.e. internet, recruiters, staffing companies, placement services, associations, and job fairs), navigate job boards, the importance of networking and the role social networking can now play in your job search. This interactive workshop is necessary for all those job seeking-no matter the industry. Class will provide you with the tools necessary to find job leads in today’s market.
CPDV:705 | $29 | SR $18
S01 | Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
June 19 | Meramec - SO 204

Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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.
CPDV:705 | $25 | SR $16
S01 | W 6-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
June 13 | Meramec - SO 108

Plus 50 Employment: Purpose, Process and Payoff

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.
CPDV:702 | $59 | SR $37.50
S01 | Th 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Edwin Penfold
June 21-28 | Meramec - SO 107

Plus 50: Finding Purpose and Passion in the Third Chapter

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. Bring a sack lunch.
CPDV:702 | $65 | SR $40
S02 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
June 16 | Meramec - SO 111

At the time of registration, adults 60 years and older may enroll in select courses for the reduced fee shown as the "SR" price. Reduction will be calculated at check-out in the online system.

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