Lost your job or frustrated in your existing occupation? A job search can be challenging, but don’t let circumstances get you down. In your first lesson, you will learn how to develop and maintain a positive and winning attitude throughout your job hunt, so you can be prepared for any challenges ahead.
One of the best ways to build a solid foundation for your job search is to identify your core strengths and competencies. In this lesson, you will learn how to identify those aspects of your personality and experience that will differentiate you from your competition and give you a winning edge.
Many job-hunters say, “I just want any job”. That attitude won’t cut it in today’s economy. If you don’t know what you want, how are you going to get it? This lesson guides you through step-by-step exercises that will help you define the job you really want.
Advertising is one-way companies promote their products. When job hunting, you are the product, so you will need a solid message. Your advertising materials will be your cover letters and resumes. This lesson looks at how to create a winning message, so companies want to interview you.
Jobs rarely show up and fall in your lap. Sometimes you have to go out there and create your own opportunities. In this lesson, you will learn about where and how you can network to find the best job opportunities for you.
Sometimes you have to convince a company to create a position that might not currently exist. This lesson explores the ways you can demonstrate the value you bring and how to develop a message that can make companies want to create a position for you.
There are many ways to find job opportunities. But just finding the opportunity isn’t enough. You have to convince the hiring manager that you should be considered. This lesson will show you how to sell yourself so companies want to grant you an interview.
Once secure the job interview, your work has just begun. This lesson talks about how to practice and prepare for any job interview. You will also review the 50 interview questions that are most commonly asked, so you can practice and prepare your responses.
Knowing what interviewers want is one of the keys to winning the interview. This lesson identifies the top qualities and characteristics that interviewers look for in ideal job candidates.
You can prepare all you want for the interview, but the ultimate test is the interview itself. The interview is what ultimately makes or breaks your chances of winning the job. This lesson breaks down the interview into three phases.
The job-hunting process doesn’t end with the interview itself. To really make yourself stand out from the crowd, you will need to have solid follow-up after the interview. This lesson teaches you the proper way to maintain communication after your interview so that you can secure a job offer.
If you’ve followed the first 11 lessons, hopefully, you will be flooded with job offers. Once you get these offers, what should you do? This lesson explores the ins and outs of accepting, rejecting, and negotiating job offers so have the best eventual outcome—landing the job you want at a salary you desire!