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Carl Sandburg College Offers Free Seminars, Online Courses for Job-Seekers

Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College has several free resources available to assist job-seekers and those already in the workforce. It will host a pair of virtual seminars in June to on resume writing and job interviewing in addition to offering 10 non-credit, self-paced tutorial online courses.

Resume 911: How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Resume will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. June 8, and Interview Bootcamp: How to Make Them Want to Hire You will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. June 15. Both sessions will be held virtually via Zoom videoconference.  The sessions will be facilitated by Tracy Engstrom, Sandburg’s coordinator of career development, who also is an academy-certified resume writer and certified etiquette consultant.

The Resume 911 session will help attendees learn how to make a lasting, positive impact on a prospective employer in a short amount of time and help increase the chance of your resume getting to the top of the stack. Interview Bootcamp will go over how body language, posture, etiquette and nonverbal signals play a large role in a successful interview. Attendees will also learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve their communication skills and reduce stress before a job interview.

Both Resume 911 and the Interview Bootcamp are free to attend, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for the virtual seminars, contact Sandburg’s Corporate & Leisure College at 309.341.5330 or community@sandburg.edu.

The self-paced online tutorials are 10 non-credit courses via ed2go in which students can learn a new skill or sharpen an existing one without having to worry about a grade. Each class is available to students for three months upon enrolling. Courses include:

  • Creating Web Pages
  • Creating WordPress Websites
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
  • 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Managing Customer Service
  • Marketing Your Business on the Internet
  • Personal Finance
  • Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
  • Individual Excellence

To register, visit Sandburg’s ed2go page, type the course name in the search bar and create a profile. For questions, email community@sandburg.edu.

***Report Courtesy of Carl Sandburg College***

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