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WSP 225 — Job Searching in the Digital Age: Strategies for Designing Your Professional Profile and Resume

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Sundays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 4—Oct 11
Time: 9:30 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Sep 27
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $320
Instructor(s): Paul Clothier
Status: Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Fall
Live Online
Sundays
9:30 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Oct 4—Oct 11
2 days
Drop By
Sep 27
0 Unit
Fees
$320
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s):
Paul Clothier
Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
In a changing economy, it will be more important than ever for job seekers to build a resume and professional online profile that will send the right message to prospective employers. In an algorithm-driven, digital age, resumes that are not carefully crafted run the risk of being rejected before ever being seen by human eyes. Understanding how job-search sites such as Indeed.com and CareerBuilder.com, and professional networking sites such as LinkedIn, can be utilized more effectively will also be crucial in connecting with employers. In this workshop, you will learn strategies to get your resume noticed, and more thoroughly reviewed, in the era of automation and applicant tracking systems. We will discuss how to present your job skills authentically and accurately, while also making careful use of keywords that appeal to algorithms. You will learn how to redesign your resume so that it focuses on actions and results rather than simply listing roles and responsibilities. Talking about tangible results you’ve achieved helps prospective employers learn what they really want to know about your capabilities, performance, and character. Finally, we will explore strategies for presenting your skills and professional experience in an interview setting—translating your resume into a compelling narrative that showcases your strengths and accomplishments. Students will leave the workshop with up-to-date techniques for competing in today’s job market.

Paul Clothier, Mobile Learning and Training Specialist

Paul Clothier has been in the training and learning field for more than thirty years and has a background in public speaking and presenting. Clothier presents at national and international conferences on mobile learning and mobile performance support, and frequently writes for learning magazines.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
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