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Employment Classes

Employment: Designing an Effective Resume

3 Hours

  • Using tabs and tables in Microsoft Word

  • Writing effective cover letters

  • Highlighting qualities employers seek

  • Designing resumes

    • The resume heading

    • Job objectives

    • Summary statements

    • Chronological vs. functional formats

    • Using dates

    • Using action words

    • Making your resume achievement oriented

    • Disguising gaps in employment

    • Other possible section headings

    • References

  • Writing thank you letters



Employment: Using the Internet in Your Job Search

3 Hours

This course introduces applicants to the many resources available online that can help them in the process of finding a job. Topics include general strategies for navigating the web using Internet Explorer and a tour of useful sites that educate the applicant on how to:


  • Applying for jobs online

  • Contacting job councilors

  • Contacting employers

  • Establishing an e-mail account where you can be reached

  • Finding a recruiter

  • Finding career fairs, conventions and trade shows

  • Finding job listings at employment sites

  • Finding internships and apprenticeships

  • Hiring someone

  • Honing your interviewing skills

  • Learning how to cope with job loss

  • Becoming skilled at preparing cover letters, resumes and thanks you notes

  • Learning negotiating skills

  • Looking for financial aid

  • Looking up employment and industry trends

  • Networking

  • Obtaining training

  • Obtaining relocation information

  • Posting a resume

  • Reading newspaper job listings

  • Researching companies

  • Researching salary information

  • Researching self employment options

  • Taking self assessment tests


Employment: Using the Internet in Your Job Search
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