Finding Your Dream Job


Finding Your Dream Job provides valuable guidance on how to effectively shape your career by creating the perfect résumé, tracking down the right job, and interviewing professionally to get the position you have always wanted. Finding Your Dream Job is designed for both those entering the workforce for the first time as well as professionals with years of work experience wanting to get a new job—or a new career. Inexperienced job seekers will learn how to find the job that is right for them, present their newly designed résumé tailored to the job, and conduct themselves face-to-face in the most professional manner. Experienced job seekers will gain more knowledge in redesigning their current résumé to be more effective, searching for jobs in venues of which they previously were unaware, and using their experience to look for red flags during an interview or to assure the interviewer that they are right for the job.


Using one of the latest books on job search tactics, you get such valuable instruction on:


•   What exactly is a professional history

•   Developing a Personal Profile template

•   Designing an effective yet user-friendly résumé

•   Compiling a list of references

•   Developing an appropriate cover letter

•   Various job search tools and how to use them

•   Job options available to the job seeker

•   Submitting your final résumé

•   Tips and tricks for interviewing effectively

•   What to do after the interview


Gary Michael Smith has held jobs with such companies as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, CACI, eVenture, and the American Heart Association. As a former résumé writing franchise manager, he has written hundreds of résumés for job seekers ranging from minimum wage hourly workers to six-figure salaried professionals. Mr. Smith has lectured to the staff of a New Orleans Employment Office for the Louisiana Department of Labor as well as university students on the topics of skillful résumé writing, methodical job seeking, and effective interviewing techniques.


Schedule for the Spring 2012


Title: Finding Your Dream Job

Dates: Saturdays - January 14, 21, 28, 2012

Times: 2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Where: New Orleans Healing Center

Tuition: Cost of this three-session course is $75, plus $16.30 for the course text (purchased from the instructor at the first class).

Materials Provided: A syllabus and handouts are provided at the first class.

Course Text: Gainfully Employed—A Guide to Resume Writing, Job Hunting, and Effective Interviewing.

Registration: Pre-register by emailing or calling 504-866-7816. Note: Registration will not be accepted after January 12, 2012.