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Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search  

World-renowned author and career advisor shows you how to get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy.

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!


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

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

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • 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.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Learn how to get the job you want quickly, easily, and in any economy from a world-renowned author and career advisor. This course will help you identify the job that is best for your needs and provide complete step-by-step instructions on how to land it.

Developing and 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.

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.

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.

Creating a Powerful Message - How to Write Eye-Catching Resumes and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 that you can secure a job offer.

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!



Todd Bermont is a world-renowned job-hunting expert, author and speaker, known for inspiring audiences across the globe and helping people find their ideal job. As a top-level manager, for a Fortune 1000 company, Mr. Bermont interviewed, hired, trained, mentored, and motivated employees worldwide. He has appeared several times on radio and television including CNN, FOX, Money Matters, USA Radio Network, Cable Radio Network and TVN-24 in Poland. Mr. Bermont has also been quoted in newspapers across the globe including the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, New York Newsday, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Gazeta Wyborcza. Todd Bermont has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago and served on the Leadership Committee for the University of Chicago's Graham School. In addition, he has been a featured speaker on the topics of job hunting and career transition at Women for Hire, Women in Direct Marketing, Chicago Public Schools and the Career Transitions Center of Chicago. Additionally, Mr. Bermont has won several awards including the "Certificate of Merit" by Writer's Digest Magazine and the "National Leadership Award" by the U.S. Congressional Small Business Advisory Council. Mr. Bermont's books are amongst the most popular and have been endorsed by famous celebrities such as Brian Tracy, Roger Dawson and Les Brown. Todd Bermont's most recent book on job hunting is titled 10 Insider Secrets to a Winning Job Search.

 

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