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UC Irvine Extension Offers New Career Building Webinar Series

Created For Those Looking to Gain a Competitive Advantage in the Job Market

IRVINE, Calif. – February 29, 2012 – Job searching in a down economy can be challenging. As a response, the University of California, Irvine Extension is offering a new webinar series titled, “Navigating Your Career: How to Stand Out in a Tough Economy.” Created to aid job seekers and those looking to make a career change, the five session webinar series will provide specific tactics to bolster a career search. Led by Kirwan Rockefeller, Ph.D., a published author and editor of The California Psychologist, who has more than 15 years of experience as a personal coach and motivational speaker, the webinars will take place online every Thursday from April 12 to May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST.

“Showcasing your strengths and skills effectively in a tough job market is now more crucial than ever – especially when competition is ever increasing,” said Rockefeller. “By participating in this webinar series, job seekers will become more informed about resources available, career advancement planning, and how to enhance their value with employers no matter what industry they are interested in.”

Webinar Topics Include:

• April 12: How to Get Noticed

• April 19: How to Get Hired at Any Age

• April 26: How to Move to the Top of the Hiring Manager‘s List

• May 3: How to Network to Increase Your Chance of Finding the Hot Jobs

• May 10: How to Keep Your Job Search from Stalling

In addition, UC Irvine Extension offers a range of free career resources including online self-access career planning modules. These modules cover how to create search plans, developing a personal brand, learn the "why" and the "how" of networking to land the ideal job, using social media, job clubs, how to utilize the web to build or expand a personal network, and build a powerful resume. Another free resource includes educational planning sessions, which are informational webinars that offer industry insight and continuing education information on the thousands of courses and programs offered through UC Irvine Extension. Internships are available as well through select certificate programs.

The “Navigating Your Career: How to Stand Out in a Tough Economy” webinar series costs $120 for five, one-hour long sessions. For more information about the webinar series or to register, please visit: unex.uci.edu/services/career/ or call (949) 824-5414.

About UC Irvine Extension

University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving adult students online, at the UC Irvine campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs, and free, open educational resources. Connect with UC Irvine Extension on the institution’s social media channels.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities, it’s Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.