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Career Essentials

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Online

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.

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Résumé Workshop: Impress Potential Employers

Develop an effective résumé for today's job market in this interactive writing workshop. Learn how to provide a great first impression to obtain the job interview. Gain tips for advertising your qualifications, focusing on your strengths and the work you want to do. Highlight your most important accomplishments and focus on the link between the company's needs and the benefits you will provide.
CPDV-704 | 1 session | $20 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 Sa 9-11:30 a.m. | Keshia Kent
Sept. 19 | Online
F02 Sa 9-11:30 a.m. | Keshia Kent
Oct. 17 | Online

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 do not know how to make sense of the changes we are facing. Learn how to tap into the power of purpose and find new meaning in work and life. Whether you are 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.
CPDV-702 | 1 session | $40 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
F02 Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
Sept. 19 | Online

Plus 50 Employment: The Purpose, Process and Payoff

Whether you have been laid off from your job as a result of the economy or are looking to get into a different career path, individuals over age 50 may find that the job-seeking and employment processes have changed. Learn to research companies, locate online job search databases, update your résumé and network. Class will also cover skill enhancement tools, interview styles, local resources, branding statements and more. Receive valuable information from industry experts to help you find the path to new opportunities.
CPDV-701 | 2 sessions | $37.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F03 Tu 6-9 p.m. | Edwin Penfold
Oct. 6-13 | Online

Professionally Polished: Designing Your LinkedIn® Portfolio

Want to know how to stand out amongst professionals on the largest social network for business? Led by a marketing executive, learn how to build a dynamic portfolio on LinkedIn that will help you rise up in your industry! At the end of this two session class, be ready for your network connections to explode and take you to the next level in business.
CPDV-705 | 2 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F03 Th 6-8 p.m. | Sarah Guldalian
Oct. 8-15 | Online

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