Effective Job Search Skills

Course Description:

Searching for a job can be intimidating. How do you know what job you’re best suited for? How do you build a winning résumé and cover letter? Where can you find job leads? How do you network without feeling nervous? What happens when you land an interview? And most importantly, where do you find help when you need it?

This course will give you the answers to all these questions, plus a plan to get you to a new job within a month. After completing this program, you’ll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define your objectives and purpose in your search for employment.
  • Help you establish SMART goals in the job-hunting process.
  • Assist you in developing a first month plan of action for your job search.
  • Craft an effective resume.
  • Form an attractive cover letter.
  • Develop and present a portfolio of your prior work.
  • Learn networking skills in finding leads for jobs.
  • Efficiently get interviews and thrive in the interview process.

Ready, Set, Go!

  • Identifying Your Values and Purpose
  • Assessing Your Skills
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Building a Resource System
  • A 30-Day Plan
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Building Your Resume

  • Basic Resume Formats
  • Dealing with Awkward Points
  • Checklist for Success
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Polishing Your Resume

  • Creating an Attractive Package
  • About Branding
  • Some Extra Touches
  • Checklist for Success
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Writing a Cover Letter

  • Types of Cover Letters
  • Creating a Template
  • Customizing the Template
  • Checklist for Success
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Creating a Portfolio

  • When Do I Need a Portfolio?
  • Essential Elements
  • Checklist for Success
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Networking Skills

  • What is Networking?
  • Getting a Conversation Started
  • But I’m So Nervous!
  • Wrapping Up and Moving On
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Skills for Success

  • Being Organized
  • Becoming a Punctual Person
  • I Can Do This!
  • Important Etiquette Points
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Where to Look?

  • The Obvious Places
  • The Hidden Job Market
  • About Cold Calling
  • The Power of Networking
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Understanding the Interview

  • Types of Interviews
  • What to Expect
  • About Behavioral Questions
  • About Knowledge Questions
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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