Welcome to the Job Search Skills workshop. 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.

 

Course Outline


INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives


MODULE 1
Ready, Set, Go!
Identifying Your Values and Purpose
Assessing Your Skills
Setting SMART Goals
Building a Resource System
A 30 Day Plan
Knowledge Check


MODULE 2
Building Your Resume
Basic Resume Formats
Dealing with Awkward Points
Checklist for Success
Knowledge Check


MODULE 3
Polishing Your Resume
Creating an Attractive Package
About Branding
Some Extra Touches
Checklist for Success
Knowledge Check


MODULE 4
Writing a Cover Letter
Types of Cover Letters
Creating a Template
Customizing the Template
Checklist for Success
Knowledge Check


MODULE 5
Creating a Portfolio
When Do I Need a Portfolio?
Types of Portfolios
Essential Elements
Checklist for Success
Knowledge Check


MODULE 6
Networking Skills
What is Networking?
Getting a Conversation Started
But I’m So Nervous!
Wrapping Up and Moving On
Knowledge Check


MODULE 7
Skills for Success
Being Organized
Becoming a Punctual Person
I Can Do This!
Important Etiquette Points
Knowledge Check


MODULE 8
Where to Look?
The Obvious Places
The Hidden Job Market
About Cold Calling
The Power of Networking
Knowledge Check


MODULE 9
Understanding the Interview
Types of Interviews
What to Expect
About Behavioral Questions
About Knowledge Questions
Knowledge Check


MODULE 10
Interview Skills
Dressing for Success
Answering Questions
Asking Questions
Following Up
Knowledge Check


ASSESSMENT
Post-Test

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