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New online seminar for older adult job hunters

The Austin Peay State University Center for Extended and Distance Education will launch a new course for those older than 50 years of age and considering a new career.

The new course, titled Make Age an Asset in Your Job Search, is a six-week seminar that will begin May 20. New sections will be offered beginning the third Wednesday of each month after that. Provided in a convenient, fully online format, the course costs $49.
The Austin Peay State University Center for Extended and Distance Education will launch a new course for those older than 50 years of age and considering a new career.

The new course, titled Make Age an Asset in Your Job Search, is a six-week seminar that will begin May 20. New sections will be offered beginning the third Wednesday of each month after that. Provided in a convenient, fully online format, the course costs $49.

Based on research and programs developed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the seminar is a guide for people older than 50 looking to make a career change, find employment opportunities or learn strategies that give them the best chance of getting hired. Students will learn to plan their job search, build resumes, get ready for interviews and take maximum advantage of job openings and offers.

The course offers a realistic look at today's job market to help older adults identify where their talents and experience will fit, assessing skills and interests for more effective job searching. Students will use the AARP Foundation's exciting new interest and skills-assessment tool, WorkSearch, to guide self-assessment and highlight job matches. By the end of the course, students will be fully prepared to begin a winning job search.

For details about this and other online-format classes offered through the Center, call (931) 221-7816, or visit the Web site at www.ed2go.com/apsu. -- Melony Shemberger