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.
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
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.