Boost job search skills with ‘Reinventing Your Career: Theory and Practice’

Stuck in your job search? Do you feel like your work is not fulfilling or using your full potential? Job seekers looking for guidance can learn the nuts and bolts of looking for work in a new job search strategies course, “Reinventing Your Career: Theory and Practice.”

The best career decisions are made from a delicate balance between reflection and action. Since most of us tend to get stuck in the reflection or thinking stage, this action-oriented career course points students down a clearer path.

The course teaches job search strategies and realizing career aspirations. “Reinventing Your Career” is for those who are ready to start a job search and would like structure for thinking about the world of work and a process for defining next steps in pursuing their career interests.

Part job search support group and part mechanics of a productive search, “Reinventing Your Career” provides a forum for planning and executing an effective search. The course also addresses the development of marketing tools including resume, cover letters and an online presence through LinkedIn. Students create experiments to learn more about their career niche and connect with professionals who are working in their fields of interest.

“Reinventing Your Career,” fall semester course METR 110, is a two-credit course meeting 9 a.m. to noon, Thursdays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 12 at the Saint Paul Campus, Library and Learning Center, room 329 and is taught by Bill Baldus, career counselor.