Career Success for Job Seekers (HRD)

Enhance Your Resume, Nail The Interview, Explore A New Career

HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide employability skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market. 

Classes are designed to address the current needs and trends of the complex and constantly changing workforce.

*All HRD courses are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, "underemployed," or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.*

Course Details & Registration Information

Beat the Applicant Tracking System and Get Your Resume Noticed
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
258433 Online 02/01/2022 02/07/2022 G. McCowan $70.00 25/25
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Job seekers who want to find out how to make sure their resume survives the competitive sorting process.
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 the competitive sorting process and lands in someone’s hands. Learn how to use key words from job descriptions and make your resume optimal for scanning. Learn how you, as a job seeker, can use your resume to stand out and land an interview.
Course Objectives
  1. be able to explain why companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how they work to screen out resumes.
  2. be able to execute several methods to determine appropriate keywords for their resume.
  3. be able to apply proper formatting tips for electronic resumes.
  4. be able to compare the impact of different resume file formats.
  5. be able to identify next steps in revising their resume.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Why do you need an ATS friendly resume?
  2. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  3. Keywords
  4. Resume Formatting
  5. File Formats
  6. Next Steps to Take
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Materials provided
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Job seekers who want to find out how to make sure their resume survives the competitive sorting process.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Craft a Resume That Generates Employer Interest - HRD-3001BZ2
  • Resume Style and Organization - HRD-3003AV2
  • Career Transitions Forum: Lecture Series for Business Professionals - HRD-3006X2
  • Resume to the Interview and the Steps In-Between - HRD-3001BD2
  • Beyond the Resume - HRD-3003V2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696