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.

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*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

Learning New Tricks: Seeking Employment as a Mature Professional
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Available Classes
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Workers over 40 are a vital part of the workforce, and employers continue to hire them for the talent and experience. Get a better understanding of what today’s employers are looking for and how to be successful in finding employment. Find out which employers and industries have the best track records for hiring “seasoned” workers and some of the many job opportunities available. Learn about changes in the hiring process and barriers that can arise, the benefits and challenges of the multi-generational workforce, and workers’ rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Learn the importance of keeping up with technology and using social media as a networking tool. Build skills and find out how to explore employment opportunities and find success.
Course Objectives
  1. have discovered which employers and industries and positions have a higher track record of hiring mature workers.
  2. have focused on overcoming challenges of the hiring process that mature workers often experience.
  3. have listed the skill development necessary for attaining employment as a mature worker.
  4. have discussed promotional opportunities needed for maintaining employment as a mature professional.
  5. have understood what employers look for in hiring and discovered “tricks” to be more successful in obtaining employment as a mature worker.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Mature professionals working in America
  2. Employer benefits of hiring mature professionals
  3. Employers, industries, and positions with a higher demand for hiring mature professionals
  4. Technology, networking and social media in the job search
  5. Benefits and challenges of hiring for mature professionals
  6. Options for mature workers to hone skills for gaining or maintaining employment
  7. Employers' needs
  8. Rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  9. Tricks to be more successful in obtaining employment as a mature worker
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
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Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696