“Older workers are having a tougher time finding jobs lately”, says a recent report from the National Labor Department…and every older worker looking for a job. In this presentation we’ll cover easy-to-implement tactics that will improve your job search, including resume and cover letter tips, interview strategies and modern job search techniques. We’ll also talk openly and candidly about age discrimination, and how it can be overcome.
Free for Members, $20.00 for non-members
All job seekers need a compelling pitch to tell potential employers and recruiters about themselves. Being able to communicate who you are and what you do quickly and effectively will ensure that you get your most important points across. In this interactive program, you will receive:
- Coaching to develop and polish a compelling, clearly-defined pitch;
- Insider tips on public speaking and methods to develop your personal delivery style;
- The opportunity to network and deliver your pitch to other attendees for instant, peer feedback.
IDES and Harper College hosts a 3 1/2 job search event that offers TWO back-to-back presentations. The two presentations on June 8th will be on how to craft the perfect elevator pitch and an introduction (with examples) of the five different letters that should be in every job seekers portfolio.
This class combines an educational presentation, group discussions and individual exercises. Don’t miss this one!
WordCamp Orange County is a great place to learn meet, talk, and immerse yourself in everything WordPress. From the absolute beginner to the hardest of hardcore developers, WCOC will have something for you.
WCOC will have two tracks of sessions and workshops to satisfy designers and developers, bloggers and beginners, business owners and burgeoning writers. Lauren Milligan, of ResuMAYDAY, will be speaking during the career track, delivering her ‘Story Behind the Story’ presentation that will include plenty of examples of how to make your technical resume shine.
OK, that title might be a stretch. ATS is the Achilles heel of every job seeker but the truth is, these online applications are here to stay. For this presentation, Lauren has gone directly to the source. She interviewed multiple people who work with ATS systems every day, and will bring that insider information to your group. 50-75% of applicants’ resumes are never even seen by a human, and the reason has nothing to do with skills or qualifications. Find out what trips up applicants the most, and how to avoid those pitfalls. At the end of this presentation you may not be jumping for joy when it comes to ATS, but you will have a much better grasp of how to work with it, and make sure your resume gets in the right hands.
Evaluate your past accomplishments, current interests and skills, as well as your future goals, in a friendly and supportive environment. Designed for the adult who is returning to school, entering the workforce, or exploring volunteer opportunities, this workshop includes assessment tools, writing exercises, group discussions and personal projects to help you uncover your true interests. Develop an awareness of yourself and your goals for the next step.
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To help individuals aged 50 and older transition to new career and training opportunities, College of DuPage offers a specialized career-readiness workshop. Under the guidance of expert career coach, Lauren Milligan, you will update your resume, practice interviewing and negotiating skills and develop a professional LinkedIn profile. Learn about the resources available to you at College of DuPage and within the broader community. This class is offered at a minimal charge to students age 50 and over only. Registration is required.