HCCCollege Offers Workshops to Prepare for Reentering the Workforce during COVID-19

 Online workshops cover career readiness, resumes, job search, interviewing, and more

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The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will present a series of online workshops to assist individuals in marketing themselves effectively and becoming ideal candidates for jobs in a variety of career fields.

In the Wednesday evening online workshops, students will learn how to put their best foot forward during this pandemic. Sessions will cover career exploration and readiness; writing resumes and cover letters that appeal to employers; resume priorities of tracking systems; and strategies for narrowing job searches.

These individual workshops will be conducted by Maria Tejada, Career Services Advisor for the College, who helps students with their career goals. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Counseling at Montclair State University. Her career experience also includes entry-level management and banking.

“Career Exploration” topics will include “Focus2Career;” identifying career goals; exploring skills, strengths, and interests; finding needs and resources; and researching a career path, companies, and job roles. September 16, 6 – 8 p.m., $45.

“Career Readiness” focuses on creating a resume and cover letter, and navigating online job boards. September 23, 6 – 8 p.m., $45.

“Using LinkedIn” concentrates on networking, information interviews, researching companies, job trends, and job boards. September 30, 6 – 8 p.m., $45.

“Honing Your Interview Skills” explores creating an elevator pitch, identifying weaknesses and strengths, and mock interviews. October 7, 6 – 8 p.m., $45.

“What to Expect Post Interview” topics include handling job rejection, learning how to negotiate, and managing job offers. October 14, 6 – 8 p.m., $45.

For more information, contact HCCC Continuing Education and Workforce Development Coordinator Qua’Fayshia Ransom at qransom4959@live.hccc.edu. Registration is online at https://www.hccc.edu/continuing-education/learn-from-home/.