Introduction to Job Search Skills | Alison

Introduction to Job Search Skills - Revised

Equip yourself with valuable job search skills and discover how to land your dream job with this free online course.

Personal Development
Free Course
This free online Job Search Skills course is designed to give anyone who is looking for work the skills they need to find the job they are searching for. Searching for a new job is both an exciting and a stressful process. From students looking for internships to experienced professionals, job search skills can be invaluable for almost everyone. With this free online course, you can gain a few more of these skills, today.





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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!

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:

  • Recognise a full-time job or an internship
  • Identify a potential career path
  • Discuss how internships can be extremely helpful in your career
  • Identify exactly what you want to do and not want to do
  • Describe strategies for how to talk about gaps in a truthful and positive way
  • Identify how to overcome other potential obstacles relating to employment gaps
  • Identify the difference between a career change and a traditional job search
  • Discuss strategies for modifying a job search to account for a career change
  • Examine what is different when you are looking for a job based in a location other than where you are


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 an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate 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 Certificates 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 Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, 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 Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


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