Introduction to Job Search Skills
Equip yourself with valuable job search skills and discover how to land your dream job with this free online course.Publisher: Saylor Foundation
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First, this course will guide you through the different scenarios of people searching for a job. These include students graduating from school and pursuing an internship as well as people who are returning to the workforce, changing careers, or relocating. You will learn the importance of internship in any career, identify the difference between a career change and traditional job search, and learn the strategies to successfully complete a long-distance job search.
Next, you will receive a clear overview of the Six-Step Job Search Process. This will help you identify and position yourself for the types of jobs you like, figure out what employers are looking for, develop relationships with prospective employers, and stay connected throughout the decision-making process. Understanding this process will be a great help for eventually securing your ideal job.
Confidence, communication skills, poise, and physical resources are important characteristics for nailing your dream job. This job search course will show you how to meet the challenges ahead and come through them with a great reward. It will be of great interest to anyone who is actively looking for employment or considering a career change, as well as for professionals in the areas of career coaching and career guidance counseling. So, check out the course and start moving your career forward today!Start Course Now
Module 1: Introduction to Job Search Skills
Introduction to Job Search Skills - Learning Outcomes
Your Job Search
Students: Graduating from School
Students: Pursuing an Internship
Returning to the Workforce
Overview of the Six-Step Job Search Process
Module 2: Introduction to Job Search Skills Assessment
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.
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