Learn traditional & nontraditional work search strategies that you can apply for job search success in the ever changing work world

  • Resumes/ Cover Letters- Purpose of resumes, types, gathering information, formatting, action words/phrases, reviewing drafts, resume checklist and sample resumes. Basic principles of a cover letter, design suggestions, words to avoid tip sheet and samples.
  • References- The purpose of references, when to include references, choosing appropriate references and asking their permission.
  • Traditional Vs. Hidden Job Market- Differentiating between the two and strategies for job search success in each. Sources of gathering employment leads is discussed.
  • Networking- Gain an understanding of networking and network etiquette. Gain insight into identifying and building your network. Learn how to network for employment leads and to connect with potential employers.
  • Information Interviews- The purpose of an information interview, how to gather relevant employer information. Conducting the information interview.
  • Thank You Letters- The benefits of sending thank you letters. Review sample letters for different situations.
  • Personal Support System- Explore the benefits of a support system and how to identify and develop support systems that meet your needs.


Date(s) Time Location
Apr 19 Online (Zoom)
Apr 25 BGS Suite 310
Apr 26 Online (Zoom)
Apr 27 Whitemud Crossing Library