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Introduction to Job Search Skills

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This Alison online course is designed for anyone who is beginning or is actively involved in a job search.




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Introduction to Job Search Skills is a course which is designed for anyone who is beginning or is actively involved in a job search. The course covers different scenarios from students looking for internships or entering the workforce for the first time, to experienced professionals re-entering the workforce, changing industry/role or relocating. This course breaks down each scenario and describes what you should do to ensure that you secure your ideal job. You will also be introduced to the Six Step Method which is a structure with six steps anyone can use to identify the types of jobs they’d like, position themselves for these jobs, figure out what employers are looking for, develop relationships with prospective employers, stay connected throughout the decision-making process and fix any problems that might arise, and complete their search. This course will be of great interest to anyone who is actively looking for employment or considering a career change. It will also be of great interest to all professionals in the areas of career coaching and career guidance counselling.

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Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Secure a full-time job or an internship; - Choose a potential career path; - Understand how internships can be extremely helpful in your career; - Identify exactly what you want to do and not want to do; - Develop strategies for how to talk about gaps in a truthful and positive way; - Overcome other potential obstacles relating to employment gaps; - Explain the difference between a career change and a traditional job search; - Explain strategies for modifying a job search to account for a career change; - Know what is different when you are looking for a job based in a location other than where you are; - Explain strategies for how to successfully complete a long-distance search; - Understand Six-Step Job Search Process and how it can be used to secure your ideal job.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


Course Reviews

Brittany D.
one year ago
Brittany D.

very detailed

one year ago

Learning the six steps was helpful.

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