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 current needs and trends of the complex and constantly changing workforce.

Full Catalog of HRD Courses | Available HRD Classes

*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

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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
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 action. There is also a focus on transition, retention, advancement, and re-employment, or gaining independence through a lifetime of work.
Course Objectives
  1. have learned how to set effective goals.
  2. have understood the impact of body language.
  3. have learned how to network.
  4. have developed and practiced an elevator speech.
  5. have created a strong resume and cover letter.
  6. have honed interviewing skills through mock interview practice.
  7. have acquired tips to stay motivated during job search.
  8. have understood employer expectations regarding workplace etiquette.
  9. have received tips on cleaning up credit scores, budgeting, and locating financial assistance.
  10. have developed a written plan of action.
  11. have determined appropriate attire and suitable images for the interview and employment.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Understanding Organizational Job Search Planning & Identifying Employment Objectives
  2. Presenting Yourself, Putting Your Best Face On
  3. Learning the Art of Networking: Building an Effective Network
  4. Creating Resumes and Cover Letters that Get Results
  5. Interviewing Skills
  6. Reviewing Mock Interview Practice
  7. Managing Expectations & Overcoming Rejection: What If You Didn’t Get The Job?
  8. Managing Personal Finances
  9. Understanding Employer Expectations & Workplace Etiquette
  10. Completing Course and Establishing Next Steps
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696