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Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search (Self-Paced Tutorial)  

Learn how to get the job you want in any economy with these twelve steps.

Get the job you want in any economy. In this course you will learn to identify the job that is best for your needs. You will then be given complete step-by-step instructions on how to get that job, regardless of your level of expertise or state of the economy. You will learn how to build rapport with any interviewer, both verbally and non-verbally, while mastering the six phases of a successful job interview. This motivational course will increase your confidence, help you feel great about yourself, and provide you with the foundation you need to get the job you want!


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

With Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search, you can gain confidence in your ability to acquire interviews and job offers - even in a tough, competitive economy.


1   Developing & Maintaining A Positive Attitude Throughout Your Job Hunt.

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.  

2   Identifying Key Selling Points That Differentiate You From Your Competition.

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.   

3   Defining Your Ideal Job.

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.       

4   Creating a Powerful Message - How To Write Eye-Catching Resumes & Cover letters.

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.

5   Networking and Finding Job Opportunities.

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.         

6   Convincing A Company To Hire You Even When No Jobs Are Available - Creating Your Personal Business Case.

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.             

7   Selling Yourself to get the Interview.

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.

8   Preparing and Practicing for the 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.        

9   Knowing the Traits Interviewers Want in their Ideal Candidates.

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.      

10   Mastering The 3 Phases of a Successful Interview.

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.               

11   Following-Up After the Interview.

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 you can secure a job offer.      

12   Accepting, Rejecting, and Negotiating Job Offers.

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!


Lesson 1

Develop and maintain a positive attitude throughout your job hunt.

Lesson 2

Identify and prioritize the key selling points that differentiate you from your competition.

Lesson 3

Define your ideal job so you can be focused throughout your job hunt.

Lesson 4

Create resumes and cover letters that are powerful, grab attention, and make companies want to interview you.

Lesson 5

Leverage the Internet, networking, and other tools to get job interviews.

Lesson 6

Develop a business case so companies want to hire you.

Lesson 7

Use direct marketing techniques to get interviews.

Lesson 8

Prepare and practice for each and every interview including predicting and answering common interview questions.

Lesson 9

Identify and exemplify the nine traits that interviewers want in their ideal candidates.

Lesson 10

Ace your next interview opportunity by mastering the three phases of a successful job interview.

Lesson 11

Learn how to maximize your efforts and follow-up after each job interview.

Lesson 12

Be able to successfully accept, reject and negotiate job offers.


 

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Item: 202003ILC83200
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020 Fee: $135.00
This is a fully online course offered by Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete description.