[LEWISBURG, W. VA.] With most jobs, specific skills and talents are needed to be successful at what you do. But what are the skills needed to get a job? The New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education will offer tips during a six-week noncredit class entitled Finding a Job is a Job. The class will meet from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning Oct. 22 at a New River facility in Lewisburg.
Janice Cooley, a principle and coach with LifeSkills2Work, will assist participants in recognizing and developing unique job search skills and career management techniques and tools. Topics covered include Branding "Me," Writing a Winning Resume, Professional Interviewing Skills, Dressing for Career (and Personal) Success and Getting Recognized and Promoted at Work. During the last class, local employers will review with the workshop participants what they look for in new employees.
Janice Cooley is the chief consultant for Cooleyhill Consulting Inc., which she established to support organizations with strategic workforce planning and business development solutions. In addition, she is a principle and coach with the Life Skills2Work Corporation formed to support individuals and groups with developing job search skills, techniques and strategies through workshops, seminars and individual counseling.
Prior to consulting, Cooley worked with several Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T where she worked in human resources and business sales for 18 years. She then served for 10 years as director of strategic workforce planning and talent acquisition for Atlanta-based Cox Communications, where she established a new professional recruiting organization for all employee hiring.
Cooley received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Marshall University. In addition, she completed with honors a Human Resource Leadership Program at Stanford University, as well as an Advanced Management program at Rutgers University. During her tenure with AT&T she managed an employee outplacement center and was featured in a Wall Street Journal article on employee outplacement. She also received certification as a Strategic Workforce Planning Consultant through Camden Delta, a partner with the Human Capital Institute.
Cooley spends personal time mentoring high school students and is on the board of Communities in Schools of Greenbrier County.
Tuition for the course is $180. The registration deadline is Oct. 15. Class size is limited. For more information or to register, contact the New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education in Lewisburg at (304) 793-6101 or (304) 793-3001.