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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions



  • 1.     Learn how to wow employers by clearly articulating your accomplishments and value. 
  • 2.     Master the art of crafting results-oriented Success Bites as building blocks for resumes and interviews.
  • 3.     Enjoy peer-to-peer support and encouragement from fellow jobseekers in small-group, immersive classes.
  • 4.     94% of graduates say they would recommend our course to a friend or relative.
  • 5.     Fraction of the cost—about $14 an hour—of private coaching and for-profit programs. 
  • 6.     39% of graduates surveyed in 2019 report earning the same or higher income than in their previous job. 
  • 7.     Practice makes perfect! Recite your TMAY (Tell Me About Yourself) at least 20 times for classmates and get constructive feedback.
  • 8.     Four weeks—43 hours!—of guided instruction and discussion.
  • 9.     Small classes—5 to 7 students plus 2 facilitators—are collegial and highly interactive.   
  • 10.  Nine out of 10 previously unemployed graduates (81 out of 89) are now employed or self-employed, according to 2019 survey.
  • 11.  We’ve got 67 years of experience! And a time-tested training program that prepares students to get the job they want. 
  • 12.  15% of alumni are earning an income at least 10% higher than in their previous job.
  • 13.  Build self-awareness and self-confidence you need to perform well in interviews and networking opportunities.
  • 14.  Two on-camera interviews. Watch the videos and get suggestions for improvement.
  • 15.  What interview question do you fear the most? Test-drive your response until it flows naturally and steers the conversation to where you want it to go. 
  • 16.  Graduates improve interviewing skills by up to 85%, based on scored assessments conducted before and after taking the course.
  • 17.  Create a focused job search strategy to become re-employed faster.
  • 18.  Get tactics for negotiating a better salary and better benefits.
  • 19.  Grow your network through classmates and up to 24 facilitators for each course.  
  • 20.  Break the isolation that often comes with job search through building strong relationships with colleagues in your class and facilitators. 
  • 21.  Use your 40Plus skills beyond job search—for performance reviews, presentations and networking.
  • 22.  Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for networking and job search.
  • 23.  Facilitators have all been in your shoes and are also graduates of the course.
  • 24.  After-business hours—evenings and Saturdays—allow students and facilitators with daytime obligations to participate.
  • 25.  Develop 2-minute, 1-minute and 30-second versions of Tell Me About Yourself, so you’ll be ready for any situation.
  • 26.   Learn the do’s and don’ts of informational interviewing.  
  • 27.  Gain insights into personality types and testing. Are you an ISTJ or an ESFP?
  • 28.  Why are so many cover letters so bad? Learn what goes into a good one. 
  • 29.  Content is tailored for experienced professionals in any sector or field.
  • 30.  Why is an accomplishment like a bunch of grapes? Because each accomplishment has multiple success bites!
  • 31.  Realize your accomplishments really are amazing as classmates point out what impresses them about you.   
  • 32.  Program has successfully transitioned to the virtual world, with glowing reviews from participants!
  • 33.  Get comfortable using Zoom and similar technology for interviews and meetings.
  • 34.  Set the stage for your next virtual job interview by testing out lighting, sound and backdrop with classmates.
  • 35.  Build the resilience and motivation to stick with your job search by forming a job club to continue meeting with classmates after the course ends.
  • 36.  Many students say the course directly contributed to landing their next opportunity.
  • 37.  Join the broader 40Plus community to make new friends and networking connections!
  • 38.  As an all-volunteer nonprofit, we’re not motivated by money to help others.
  • 39.  Course encourages digging deep to recognize accomplishments you may have overlooked.
  • 40.  Learn to answer hard interview questions that were written to eliminate unprepared candidates.                                                             
  • 41.  Volunteer with 40Plus after graduation to create more success bites and continue growing your network!

Classes are small (8 people max) and meet two or three nights a week and on Saturdays. Experienced facilitators, who have taken the course themselves, lead each class.