Career Lens Lab

Get help clarifying your interests, skills and values, and explore education and career options through a Career Lens Lab.

The short courses, offered at various Wake Tech campuses, are designed to support anyone interested in self-discovery, career exploration and insight into career paths that may be the best fit for them.

Fees are waived for anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, facing a layoff, eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit or earning wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

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Beat the Applicant Tracking System and Get Your Resume NoticedHRD-3001AV21 available classes
Fabulous formatting and strong action verbs are not enough to get your resume a second look – computers, not human beings, are doing the scanning. Computerized screening has dramatically changed the way job seekers get noticed. Find out how to make sure your resume survives...
Career Lens Lab (Career Exploration)HRD-3002Z22 available classes
Are you unsure about your college major, program of study, or career path? Ready to find the career that's right for you? Great news! Career Lens Labs are open entry/exit sessions designed to help you clarify your interests, skills, and values; explore education and career o...
Career Readiness for the Human Resources AssistantHRD-3004K21 available classes
Learn about Human Resources – the skills, attributes, and work values necessary for employment in the field – and how to determine if a career in HR is right for you. This course covers the fundamentals of recruitment, hiring, and communication along with the role of technol...
Career Readiness for the Professional Administrative AssistantHRD-3004AZ21 available classes
Learn about office administration – the skills, attributes, and work values necessary for employment in the field – and how to determine if a career as an administrative assistant is right for you. This course explains the role of technology in administrative work and how to...
Career Transitions Forum: Lecture Series for Business ProfessionalsHRD-3006X21 available classes
Are you changing careers? This course is for you. Enjoy lectures, activities, and opportunities for networking and support. Topics vary weekly and incorporate professional community resources that provide a current, real-world perspective on the job market. Craft strategies...
Creating Stellar Cover LettersHRD-3003AE21 available classes
Learn to write cover letters that lead to job interviews! This course explains the two main kinds of letters – letters of application and letters of inquiry. You will learn how to frame cover letters based on key words in job descriptions and postings. You’ll also learn how...
Going Places NetworkHRD-3006G21 available classes
This workshop is a collaborative effort between Dress for Success Triangle and Wake Tech Community College's Human Resources Development programs. The emphasis is on personal development, employability skills training, goal setting, and the development of a written plan of a...
Job Search Employability Skills Lab - SVHRD-3002Y21 available classes
This open-entry/open-exit lab offers employability skills training for students in HRD and those at partner agencies. Content and instruction, in small-group format, focus on helping unemployed and underemployed adults gain and maintain employment. The curriculum addresses t...
LinkedIn Overview and Job Search StrategiesHRD-3005BI21 available classes
Get noticed using LinkedIn! Today’s recruiters use social media to find qualified candidates – and LinkedIn is overwhelmingly their tool of choice. Learn the value of LinkedIn in your job search and how you can use it effectively in this interactive course. Discover how to c...
Make Your Resume Work for YouHRD-3001BE21 available classes
Are you struggling with building an effective resume? Look no further. This course focuses on understanding the purpose of the resume, its parts, and its format. It includes research into various positions in order to identify the skills required – plus hands-on instruction...
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