Gain Insights to Improve Job & Career Marketability at Purdue Calumet Program on June 23, 2015

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: June 15, 2015

PUC-Working-Smarter-to-be-Job-MarketablePurdue University Calumet is hosting a program to help region residents become more job- and career-marketable.

The 28th annual Working Smarter to be Job Marketable program, co-sponsored by The Times of Northwest Indiana, is scheduled at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 23 in Alumni Hall of the university’s Student Union & Library.

Individuals searching for a job, others concerned about their pending employment status, those considering a career change, others planning to return to the work force after an extended absence, as well as individuals who are exploring the prospect of starting or taking over a business can gain valuable insights, perspectives, tips and hints during fast-paced presentations offered by Purdue Calumet faculty and staff.

Topical presentations
The Purdue Calumet program will feature the following presentations:

Résumés, Cover Letters, Interviews & Thank You’s - Résumés that define job requirements, what cover letters do that résumés don’t, secrets to successful interviewing and why ‘thank you’ letters are important—tips from an HR professional.

Older Job Seekers in a Social Media Search World - Older job seekers have enough challenges competing against younger candidates, let alone doing so in an age of digital evolution. Gain insights about using such social media platforms as LinkedIn and Twitter in a search.

There Are Jobs in Advanced Manufacturing & We Want to Train You for Them!” – Through a U.S. Dept. of Labor grant, Purdue Calumet offers a 21-week, no cost program that is training individuals for well-paying jobs as mechatronics technicians and industrial machinery mechanics.

Mindfulness in the Workplace – Learn how evidence-based mindfulness can help you relax and manage anxiety during job interviews and other work-related environments.

Need a Job? Create One! – More individuals are focusing on their own ideas and skills to start a business or create a dream job. Learn necessary steps to create opportunities, test ideas and create a plan for success.

Learning to Work Smarter – A brief overview of learning opportunities at Purdue Calumet for professionals who desire to be more marketable.

Panel Discussion Q&A – Direct your questions about the world of work, job pursuit and making yourself marketable to our panel of presenters.

Insider perspectives
Working Smarter is designed to offer insightful insider information to help enable attendees to jump start or redirect their professional lives in a fast-changing work world.

To qualify for free admission, individuals must register by Friday, June 19. They may do so on line at the Purdue Calumet Working Smarter to be Job Marketable web site link: http://webs.purduecal.edu/workingsmarter/. Prospective attendees also may register by phoning Purdue Calumet’s Office of Marketing and Communications at 219/989-2217 or toll free at 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2217.