For those who frequent the Rahway area, Union County College will offer three, Continuing Education workshops at the Rahway location, during May, to assist participants in developing their career potentials. One course is designed for those who have been away from the workforce for some time, while the others are geared toward anyone who wishes to enhance their existing careers.
The course, “Tips for Rejoining the Workforce,” is designed for people who have been away from the workforce for some time due to child rearing, elderly caregiving, early retirement, extended illness, or long-term unemployment, among other reasons. This course will address transferring volunteer experience into paid employment, the significance of part-time or temporary work, and conducting a career assessment that considers skills as well as lifestyle. The course also will deal with confidently accounting for time away from the workforce, emphasizing saleable skills to an employer, developing an effective resume, and dressing for success. The course will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday,
For those who are working, as well as those who are unemployed or recent graduates, “Make Your Resume Work for You” will cover the rationale behind effective resume writing and 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 human resource databases, and also learn how to prepare a convincing cover letter to accompany the resume. This course will be presented from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26.
Also for most anyone seeking career enhancement, “Developing Confidence for the Job Interview” will provide attendees with solid information on how to prepare for an employment interview. 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, non-verbal communication, and closing the interview to their advantage. Additionally, as time permits, students will have the opportunity to practice interviewing through role playing of answers to mock interview questions. The course will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26.