We are going to go through what the job market is like, why are you looking for another role in the first place, and what alternatives have you got apart from leaving the job you are in.
Next I’m going to share with you what employers are really looking for in a candidate. You might be surprised just how many of the criteria you do (or do not) meet!
Then we get into the guts of it – what does the best resume look like, how is it structured, why do some get read and others just get checked in the bin?
I’m also going to give you a fairly long list of the “Do’s and Don’ts” when preparing your resume. The devil is in the detail and sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference.
The Lost Art of the Cover Letter OR how to rocket yourself right to the front of the queue! Why you should take the time to use this as your IMPACT STATEMENT!
I’m also going to share with you some simple ideas on where else you can look for a job rather than continuously smashing yourself on the job boards. There may be some absolute gems right in front of your nose that you never considered.
Yes, you’ll get a first class resume from doing this course but the real benefit will come from knowing how to use it, where to use it, and who to use it on!
So, let’s prepare for your next job.
You should have a top notch resume. If you don’t have one, please have a look at the first course in this series, “Prepare for your next job – How to write a cracking resume!”
Plan ahead to make sure that when they get to a job interview they are fully prepared.
Understand what needs to be done before the job interview and how to properly prepare to maximise your success.
Get an in-depth understanding of the process and make sure you put your best foot forward.
Get an insight into Psych Tests, Reference Checks, Medicals and many more ‘obstacles’ that may stop you from getting the job you want.
Negotiate the best possible starting salary in a new position.
Understand the research that you MUST do to make yourself stand out from the competition.
How to resign with grace and dignity and why you shouldn’t consider a ‘counter offer’.
Know what you need to do to get through your ‘probation period’ so that you can keep the job!
Really want a new job or to join a great company and want to maximise your chances of being successful.
Applying for your first job or to be the General Manager, it doesn’t matter – How to ACE the Interview addresses everything you need to do to guarantee success.
Title: What is the job market like?
Time: 06:23 min
Summary: Let’s take a look at what the current job market is like, what candidates are experiencing in their search for new positions, and explain what Job Board Fatigue Syndrome is.
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Title: Why are you looking for a new role anyway?
Time: 06:21 min
Summary: Let’s take a quick look at why you are about to throw yourself into the job market and see what other options you have.
Title: What are the qualities of a great candidate?
Time: 07:02 min
Summary: Let’s take a look at the things that employers are looking for, what they find attractive in a candidate, and whether or not you have some of these qualities and experiences.
Title: What is the best resume structure and content?
Time: 09:04 min
Summary: This is the chapter where we discuss the ‘skeleton’ of your resume and where you put the ‘muscles’ on it. The structure of this resume is the most read and easily understandable by employers and provides them with the information they need to decide if you fit what they might be looking for.
Title: The Do’s and Don’ts
Time: 08:00 min
Summary: Okay, this is where we make sure you put your best foot forward by talking about everything NOT TO DO and making sure that you understand all the MUST DO’S! Take notes! This is where you can rocket ahead of the competition just by knowing what’s right and what’s wrong.
Title: The Cover Letter – an ABSOLUTE MUST!
Time: 03:51 min
Summary: Yes, it takes a bit more effort on your behalf but it is ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL to make sure you get ahead of the pack and stand out from the crowd.
Title: Who do I send it to?
Time: 07:23 min
Summary: There are a lot more options (smarter options!) than just shooting your resume off to dozens of jobs via Job Boards. Let’s take a look at where else you can look to get a great job.
Title: The Follow Up and Qualifying Call
Time: 04:14 min
Summary: The candidates that really get ahead of the bunch and usually get the chance to attend an interview are the ones that call to ask qualifying questions AND have a strong “Elevator Pitch”.
Title: Toughen up Buttercup!
Time: 05:02 min
Summary: Yes, this can be a rough road to go down as finding a new job can take time, be disheartening and not happen to plan – SO TOUGHEN UP!
You will get there in the end and if you use all the information found in this course, it won’t be nearly as bad as you think.
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