Career and Employment for Age 50+ Courses
Lifelong Learning Career and Employment for Age 50+ List of Courses
Lifelong Learning courses are designed primarily for students age 50 and over. Not all listed courses are offered each semester. See schedule of Lifelong Learning classes to find current schedules, location, dates, and costs.
Careers: Food For Thought
Career Coach is an online tool designed to assist you in your career search. It is specially designed to provide you information about jobs, salaries, and training in the Rockville, Maryland / Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. .
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Career & Employment Classes:
Find Your Strengths—Find Your Career, LLI-830, Hours: 12
What are you good at? What are your natural and work-related strengths? This course will help you discover and match them with career areas in which you would be most successful. In addition to careers, you may choose to apply your skills to business or other professional and life opportunities. You will engage in a series of insightful individual and group exercises and conduct research into career areas of interest to you. By the end of the class, you will draft your career plan and will be supported through your career exploration stage by your classmates and career coach. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Market Yourself for Employment, CRP-103, Hours: 12
Why should an employer hire you? This class will teach you strategies for an effective job search, résumé writing, interviewing and the latest self-marketing and networking techniques. You will explore how to distinguish themselves from others competing for the same jobs, try new job search strategies and get feedback on your practice interviews. Your career coach will provide lessons on writing a resume and will provide feedback on your resume. You will also learn to use career and job search resources, such as Career Coach. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Get Hired at Age 50+, CRP-105, Hours: 6
Learn how best to showcase your work experience and skills in the competitive job market and to find employment sectors that are receptive to mature workers and turn your age into an advantage. Learn the best ways to organize your resume emphasizing relevance to the job market, handling employment history gaps, and other issues. Strategies for interviewing
will be reviewed. Benefits of networking as a key component to the job search process will also be discussed: social media, information interviewing, and volunteering in strategic set- tings. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Getting Started With Social Media: Facebook® and Twitter®, LLI-694, Hours: 6
This course is for anyone interested in learning the basics of social media communication and networking. This course will bring you up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page and Twitter account of your own. You will learn how to customize your personal Facebook and Twitter page. We will also cover how to update your status, post photos and videos, and connect with friends and business accounts on Facebook. You will learn how to tweet, find accounts to follow on Twitter, post photos and videos. You will also become familiar with Facebook’s privacy policies and settings. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Employment Search Boot Camp, CRP107, 15 Hours
You will learn traditional and innovative job search techniques that will help you land the job you want. This class provides a comprehensive approach to employment search, including résumé writing, interviewing and the latest self- marketing and networking techniques. You will explore how to distinguish yourself from others competing for the same jobs, try new job search strategies and get feedback on your practice interviews. Social media tool, LinkedIn will be covered as a networking and employment sourcing resource. You will also learn to use career and job search resources, such as Career Coach. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Finding and Applying for Federal Employment Today, CRP104, Hours: 6
Do you find a federal job search and application process confusing and difficult to navigate? This course will teach you where to look for employment opportunities, how to read and respond to the announcements. The distinct federal resume will be discussed— length, content, and detail—along with the associated Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) component and the cover letter. How to interview for federal employment will also be considered. This course will cover the benefits of becoming a government employee. In addition, the factors that impact federal employment will be considered including reductions in funding, the demographics of the workforce. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
LinkedIn for Employment, CRP-101, Hours: 6
This class will help job seekers successfully create and manage a LinkedIn profile and use many of the site’s tools to find their next employment opportunity. Topics include effective profile setup; use of LinkedIn job seeker tools; how to build your network and networking techniques; performing effective job searches; and potential employer, recruiter, and interviewer research. If you have a résumé in MS Word, this class is for you. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Manage and Advance Your Career in the Workplace, CRP106, Hours: 8
Wonder how to move your career to the next level, successfully manage your current career, or find more fulfilling employment within company or beyond? Learn techniques and strategies to get where you want to be in the organization. Learn how mentoring, coaching, networking, and additional training can help you advance your career. Learn how to showcase your work and get noticed. This is a hands-on class where you will engage in a series of exercises, identify resources, develop a plan, and engage in discussions. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Put Your iPad to Work, LLI-639, Hours: 6
This course introduces you to the iPad touch screen technology interface. Learn to access the internet, take and store photos and videos, use maps, keep contact lists, manage music files, and other functions. You will learn how to navigate the iPad and how to find, download, and organize apps. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.