Staff Review
Cindy Pollack
Instructor, Business & Life Skills

Division/Department: Noncredit Business & Life Skills Division, Continuing Education
Location: Garfield Campus

21st Century Employment Strategies

“My passion is to help people know themselves better, and get the best job possible for their skill level. We’re constantly updating the class to meet the ever-changing needs of employers, taking into account technology and employment trends. For example, in today’s employment world, an applicant may be interviewed over the phone…by a computer! Interviews may also be conducted in the form of a question-and-answer format via the Internet. Those seeking job opportunities in today’s market must be able to adapt to these new recruitment strategies.

“Many of the students that attend my class have outstanding work histories, but are not prepared to present themselves to an employer. Other students may be retraining or have a limited work history. They are unsure how to handle negotiating for salary or how to accept rejection and still keep motivated in a competitive job market. One student told me ‘it all makes sense now. I had no idea there was so much to know.’”

The 21st Century Employment Strategies class, part of our Business Education program, meets five mornings a week at the Garfield Campus.

Cindy has a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix, Los Angeles, and has 20 years of experience in Human Resources with an emphasis in Recruitment and Employee Relations.