How To Avoid Getting Screened Out Of The Job
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How To Avoid Getting Screened Out Of The Job

Learn what mistakes to avoid in your cover letter, resume, interviewing, references, offer letter, start date and more.
4.8 (7 ratings)
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35 students enrolled
Created by Laura Reynolds
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a resume that won't get screened out of the hiring process.
  • Create a cover letter that won't get screened out of the hiring process.
  • Complete the on-line job application without getting screened out of the hiring process.
  • Know how to answer the application salary question so you don't get screened out of the hiring process.
  • Complete the phone interview without getting screened out of the hiring process.
  • Complete the video interview without getting screened out of the hiring process.
  • Complete the lunch interview without getting screened out of the hiring process.
  • Complete the on-site interview without getting screened out of the hiring process.
  • Avoid the uncommon criminal background check mistakes that can get you screened out of the hiring process.
  • Know the right way to handle a driving record background check.
  • Know the right way to handle the credit background check.
  • Avoid the uncommon drug test mistake that can get you screened out of the process.
  • Know how to pick your references so you don't get screened out of the hiring process.
  • Know how to negotiate your offer so you don't get your offer rescinded.
  • Negotiate your offer like a pro.
  • Know how to set the start date without getting your offer rescinded.
  • Manage a counter offer negotiation without getting your offer rescinded.
  • Manage a staffing agency so you don't get screened out of the hiring process.
  • Feel assured knowing that certain things aren't getting you screened out of the hiring process.
  • Build your resume with confidence using the checklists provided.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge required.
  • Students will need to be able download 'pdf' docs.
Description

Have you ever wondered why you got screened out of the hiring process? Well, I’m going to tell you. Actually there are 100 ways you can get screened out before you ever get the job.

Start at the Beginning

Here’s what we’re going to do in this course. I’m going to start with your resume and walk through the entire job search process all the way until you set the start date and explain how you can get screened out each step of the way.

Hand over the Keys

For all of the 100 ways, I’m going to share the key how to avoid each and every one of them.

Checklist

By the end of the course, you’re going to be armed with a checklist that you can refer to as you travel the journey of getting a job. For example, when you get that interview, refer to the checklist so you don’t make one of 23 mistakes that can occur during this phase. Or when it comes time to giving your references, use the checklist so you don’t make one of 4 mistakes that can get you screened out at this point.

I’ve spent 20 years in recruiting and I’ve seen all 100 ways happen. My goal is to help you prevent them so you can get the job.

This course consists of handouts, 100+ slides that include video, a couple of quizzes, and a couple of articles.  

If you’re currently looking for a job or you will ever look for a job, this course is for you.

When you complete this course, you’ll significantly up your chances of getting the job.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for the first time, mid-career, and late seasoned job seeker.
  • This course is also for anyone who is currently or will ever be searching for a job.
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Curriculum For This Course
73 Lectures
03:12:37
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Course Introduction
2 Lectures 04:19

Have you ever applied to a job only to never be contacted. Maybe you interviewed but you still didn't get the job and you weren't told why. In the 20 years I've been recruiting I've seen all 100 ways happen and the applicant didn't get the job. I want you to know the ways and what to do to attract the attention of the recruiter and hiring manager.

Preview 03:13

Learn who sees your resume first and how long you have to make that first impression. 

Your Resume - Half of your Marketing Porfolio
01:06
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How Your Resume Is Getting You (SOOTHP) Screened Out Of The Hiring Process
11 Lectures 41:36

Learn the single biggest mistake you can make right off the bat that will get your resume screened out before anyone reads what's on it. Then I'll provide a checklist of what needs to be included in the Personal Information section. 

How your Personal Information is getting you (SOOTHP)
02:00

Learn the 3 ways your Objective can get you screened and what to do about them. I'll also share with you the one way you can avoid making these mistakes all together. 

How your Objective is getting you (SOOTHP)
01:30

Learn the 3 ways your Education section is getting you screened out and how to avoid them. Then I'll provide a checklist of what needs to be included in the Education section. 

How your Education is getting you (SOOTHP)
04:29

Learn the 6 ways you Work Experience section is getting you screened out. 

How your Work Experience is getting you SOOTHP
03:09

I'll conduct a side by side of a resume and job description to show you how you need to tailor your resume to the job you're applying to in order for the recruiter to see that you are qualified.

Tailoring your Resume to the Job Description
07:33

I'll conduct a side by side of a resume and job description to show you how to pick key words from the job description to incorporate into your resume. Key words allow your resume to be found in the database when a recruiter conducts a keyword search.

Adding Key Words to your Resume
02:28

I'll briefly review the 6 ways the Work Experience section can get you screened out and the ways to avoid them. 

Review of how Work Experience can get you SOOTHP
01:26

I'll provide a checklist of what needs to be included in the Work Experience section of your resume for you to use when building your own resume.

Work Experience Section Checklist
01:03

Learn how the Computer Skill section of your resume is getting you screened out of the hiring process and how to avoid it. Then I'll provide a checklist of what needs to be included in the Computer Skills section. 

How your Computer Skills are getting you (SOOTHP)
06:58

Learn 9 more ways your resume is getting you screened out and how to avoid them. 

More ways your Resume is getting you (SOOTHP)
09:28

I'm going to summarize what was covered in this section regarding the 23 ways your Resume is getting you screened out of the hiring process.

Preview 01:32
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How Your Cover Letter Will Get You (SOOTHP) Screened Out Of The Hiring Process
9 Lectures 25:03

Learn the 3 main reasons for the Cover Letter and an introduction to what we're going to be covering in this section.

Your Cover Letter - The other Half of your Marketing Portfolio
01:17

Learn the 2 ways your resume will get screened out of the hiring process just from Address section of your cover letter and how to avoid them. 

How the Address Section of the Cover Letter can get you SOOTHP
02:23

Learn the 1 way the 1st Paragraph of your Cover Letter can get you screened out of the hiring process and how to avoid it. Also learn why it's important to put a position number if one is listed. Finally learn the main purpose of the first paragraph. 

How the 1st Paragraph of your Cover Letter can get you SOOTHP
03:02

Learn the 2 ways your 2nd Paragraph of your Cover Letter can get you screened out of the hiring process and how to avoid them. Learn the purpose behind the second paragraph and how you can help the recruiter see that you have the qualifications to do the job.

How the 2nd Paragraph of your Cover Letter can get you SOOTHP
04:30

Learn the 5 ways your 3rd Paragraph of your Cover Letter can get you screened out of the hiring process and how to avoid them. Learn the purpose behind the third paragraph and help clarify any questions you know the recruiter might have. 

How the 3rd Paragraph of your Cover Letter can get you SOOTHP
05:39

Learn the 1 way your 4th Paragraph of your Cover Letter can get you screened out of the hiring process and how to avoid it.  

How the 4th Paragraph of your Cover Letter can get you SOOTHP
01:43

Learn 5 more ways your Cover Letter can get you screened out and how to avoid them. 

More Ways Your Cover Letter can get you SOOTHP.
02:28

I'll provide a checklist of what to include in each paragraph of the Cover Letter that you can follow when drafting your very own Cover Letter. 

Cover Letter Checklist
02:53

I'm going to summarize what was covered in this section regarding the 16 ways your  Cover Letter can get you screened out of the hiring process.

Preview 01:08
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How Completing the On-Line Application Can Get You (SOOTHP)
5 Lectures 12:21

I'll go over the 2 ways you can get screened out when completing the On-Line Application and discuss Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) in general. 

Completing the On-Line Application Intro
01:45

Learn the 2 mistakes that can happen when you're uploading your resume and cover letter that can get you screened out and how to avoid them. Also learn what to do if you can only upload one document. 

How Uploading your Resume and Cover Letter can get you SOOTHP.
03:15

Learn the 4 mistakes you can make to get you screened out of the hiring process when answering the pre-screening questions and how to avoid them. I'll also provide you with the correct way to answer the pre-screening questions related to your salary.  

How Answering the Pre-Screening Questions can get you SOOTHP.
04:06

I'm going to bust the myth related to you getting screened out of the hiring process if you answer the self-identify question. I'll explain who sees your responses and why it's important for you to answer the questions. 

Myth Bust the Self-Identify Question - Can you get SOOTHP?
02:24

I'm going to summarize what was covered in this section regarding the 6 ways you can get screened out when using the On-Line Application. 

Preview 00:51
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How Interviewing Can Get You (SOOTHP) Screened Out of the Hiring Process
11 Lectures 43:38

You'll never get the chance to make a first impression again. Don't make these mistakes and get screened out.

Interviewing Introduction
01:24

Learn the 11 ways you can get screened out of the hiring process during the Phone  Interview with the recruiter and/or the hiring manager and how to avoid them.

How you can get SOOTHP during the Phone Interview
08:38

Know how to respond when asked how much you're making or how much you expect to be paid.

The Salary Question during the Phone Interview
04:39

Learn the 7 ways you can get screened out during the Video Interview and how to avoid them. You'll learn how to make the video interview a success. 

How you can get SOOTHP in the Video Interview
03:30

Learn the 8 ways you can get screened out of the hiring process with the on-site interview and how to avoid them.

How you can get SOOTHP in the On-site Interview.
06:07

Learn why it's so important to ask questions at the interview and the one question that you can ask that just might get you the job. Refer to the handout for a list of questions you might ask.

5 Reasons you should ask Questions at the Interview.
03:22

Learn all the bad body language traits I've come across in interviews that prevented applicants from getting the job.

Symptoms of Bad Body Language
05:57

Learn the correct body language to use if you want the job.

Positive Body Language Traits
01:34

Learn why it's so important to try and manage your nervous habits if you want the job.

Know Your Nervous Habits
02:16

Learn the 3 ways you can get screened out during the Lunch Interview and how to avoid them. I'll provide a list of 'small talk' topics that are safe to use and what topics are off limits. 

How you can get SOOTHP in the Lunch Interview
05:19

I'm going to summarize what I talked about in this section regarding the 29 ways you can get screened out. 

Preview 00:52
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Background Checks
7 Lectures 10:20

Introduction to the background check section. 

Background Check Intro
00:30

Learn the different types of background checks companies will run. 


Types of Background Checks
1 question

You might think it's obvious how you can get screened out during the Criminal Background check. But there is 1 way you can get screened out even before something shows up on the report. 

How the Criminal Background check can get you SOOTHP...it's not what you think.
02:46

Learn the 1 way you can get screened out during the Driving Record check.

How the Driving Record check can get you SOOTHP.
01:58

Learn the 2 ways the Credit check can get you screened out and when to expect a credit check.

How the Credit check can get you SOOTHP.
01:09

Learn the 3 ways you can get screened out during the Education Verification part of the background check.

How the Education Verification can get you SOOTHP
01:40

Learn the 2 ways you can get screened out during the Drug Test. Is marijuana legal for the purposes of the drug test?

How the Drug Test can get you SOOTHP
01:37

I'll summarize everything we talked about in this section regarding the 9 ways you can get screened out during the Background Check process.

Preview 00:40
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References
3 Lectures 05:27

I'll go over the purpose for the references and why it's so important to select carefully. 

References Intro
02:05

I'll go over the 4 ways your References are getting you screened out and the 4 tips for choosing your references. 

How your References are Getting you SOOTHP.
02:40

You decide who can be used as a reference.

Who to Use as your References
1 question

I'll summarize what I talked about in this section regarding the 4 ways references can get you screened out of the hiring process.

Preview 00:42
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The Offer
7 Lectures 17:33

I'll go over why you can't let your guard down yet thinking you have the job.

The Offer - Intro
00:52

I'll go over the 6 ways you can get your offer rescinded.

How you can get your Offer Rescinded
05:24

I'll go over 4 steps to negotiating your offer. 

How to Negotiate your Offer
05:26

I'll go over 5 reasons why you might have to take a pay cut.

Why you Might Have to Take Less
02:07

Learn the one question you need to be prepared to answer when you're negotiating the offer. 

The One Question to be Prepared to Answer
01:15

I'll discuss the 4 reasons everyone should negotiate their offer.

Article
01:40

I'll summarize everything I talked about in this section regarding the 6 ways you can get your offer rescinded.

Preview 00:49
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Setting the Start Date
5 Lectures 09:38

I'll go over the 3 ways you can get your offer rescinded when giving notice. 

How Setting the Start Date can get your Offer Rescinded
02:22

I'll go over 4 steps to follow when giving notice.

How to Give Notice
01:45

I'll give you 3 ways you can handle it if your boss doesn't accept your notice.

What to do if your employer doesn't accept your notice
01:38

Having loyalty is admirable and sometimes can stand in the way of you making a career change. I'll share some tips on how to handle your guilt over leaving.

How to handle your guilt over leaving
03:13

I'll summarize everything I talked about in this lecture regarding the 3 ways you can get your offer rescinded by giving notice.

Preview 00:40
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Counter Offers
4 Lectures 05:40

I'll go over the biggest way you can get your offer rescinded if you get a counter offer from your current employer.

How you can get your Offer Rescinded with a Counter Offer
01:14

I'll give your 4 questions to ask yourself to help decide whether you should accept your counter offer and one very important point to consider.

4 Questions in Deciding Whether or not to Accept a Counter Offer
01:28

I've shared some additional thoughts surrounding counter offers and speak to how to turn your new employer down if you decide to stay at your current company. 

Article
01:48

I'll summarize what I talked about in this section related to Counter Offers.

Preview 01:10
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About the Instructor
Laura Reynolds
4.8 Average rating
8 Reviews
37 Students
2 Courses
Career Coach

I’ve been in recruiting for 20 years. I started my career as a recruiter at a staffing agency before moving inside and becoming a corporate recruiter at one of my clients, Sun Microsystems. Most recently, I've been a Recruiting Manager in charge of the entire recruiting process from the time an applicant applies on-line until they get the job and are on-boarded.

Over the 20 years I’ve recruited thousands of professionals in all kinds of professions at all levels of the company. From administrative assistants to CFO’s. I've worked in a start-up, mid-sized companies all the way to a couple of Fortune 500 companies representing many different industries including medical device, aerospace, manufacturing, science, and insurance. 

Now, I want to use my recruiting knowledge reviewing thousands of resumes and negotiating hundreds of offers and share best practices that will get you hired.