RAHWAY – In preparation for the post-Labor Day hiring season, residents of Rahway and vicinity can gain insight into employment search techniques including resume writing and interview techniques right in their local area.  Union County College will present “Make Your Resume Work for You” and “Developing Confidence for the Job Interview” on Thursday, August 6 to specifically target the Rahway enrollment market by providing instruction during afternoon sessions at the Union County Arts Center in midtown Rahway.

The workshops are geared toward the unemployed, those who are seeking enhancement to their existing careers, persons who seek a promotion or lateral move within their existing companies, as well as individuals who have been out of the workforce for a time and wish to re-enter the marketplace.  Additionally, the courses are appropriate for new graduates.

While you may have the qualifications for a position for which you are applying, it is imperative that you distinguish yourself from other, similarly qualified candidates. The classes are presented in a participatory manner with ample opportunity to address individual concerns.

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Make Your Resume Work for You” will cover the rationale behind effective resume writing, getting into the dos and don’ts of the entire process.  Various resume styles will be discussed as students review in-class sample resumes while having an assortment of other samples as take-home reference guides. Participants will gain insight into preparing electronic resumes to be scanned into corporate databases, and also learn how to prepare a convincing cover letter to accompany the resume.  This course will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m.

Developing Confidence for the Job Interview” will provide attendees with solid information on how to prepare for an employment interview, thus gaining confidence in their ability to “ace” the interview and land a position.  Participants will be presented with various types of trick questions that are often asked at interviews, questions that the applicant also should ask, negotiating for the salary, multiple interviews, internal interviews, body language, and closing the interview to their advantage.  As time permits, participants will have the opportunity to practice and refine their responses to questions through mock interviews.  This course will be presented from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

For more information on these classes, please view the Continuing Education catalog online at www.ucc.edu/noncredit.  To register online, visit http://www.ucc.edu/noncredit/instantenrollment.aspx. One can also enroll by calling the Office of Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600 or by visiting the office on the Cranford campus.