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

LinkedIn Overview and Job Search Strategies
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 50 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
249742 Online 08/24/2021 08/31/2021 G. McCowan $70.00 25/25
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed job seekers.
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 create a profile that gets results, express your personal brand, take full advantage of LinkedIn’s features, cultivate your LinkedIn connections, and expand your network using this valuable resource.
Course Objectives
  1. describe the components of a professional profile including the picture, headline, about, skills, experience, skills and recommendations sections.
  2. implement account and privacy settings appropriate for a job seeker.
  3. identify what a personal brand is and how to convey it on LinkedIn through their profile and other content.
  4. use several methods to search for potential connections.
  5. invite professionals to connect and respond to invitations they receive.
  6. search job postings utilizing LinkedIn's features.
  7. establish a system for classifying and taking notes about their LinkedIn connections.
  8. support their connections through sharing profiles and introductions, and ask for introductions themselves.
  9. use templates for common messages sent through LinkedIn including requests for recommendations, endorsements, and introductions.
  10. identify next steps to take on LinkedIn.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Importance of LinkedIn
  2. LinkedIn Basics
  3. Account Settings
  4. Importance of Personal Brand
  5. Profile
  6. Methods for Finding and Making Connections
  7. Manage and Assist Your Connections
  8. Job Postings
  9. Sharing on LinkedIn
  10. Following Companies
  11. LinkedIn Groups
  12. Next Steps to Take
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Computer and internet access
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed job seekers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • LinkedIn Overview for Job Seekers - HRD-3005BB2
  • Linkedin Job Search Strategies: Beyond The Profile - HRD-3005BF2
  • Craft a Resume That Generates Employer Interest - HRD-3001BZ2
  • Resume to the Interview and the Steps In-Between - HRD-3001BD2
  • Resume Style and Organization - HRD-3003AV2
  • Career Transitions Forum: Lecture Series for Business Professionals - HRD-3006X2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696