Improve Your Job Prospects And Accelerate Your Career Growth
What you'll learn
- Interview techniques that earn trust, build credibility and get you the job you want
- LinkedIn for professional networking and Novoresume for CV creation
- Time management, goal setting and getting more done in your 24 hours
- How to get ahead and build long term success in the workplace
- Write a CV that stands out and positions you better than the rest
- Personal branding for work and the use of LinkedIn for professional networking
- Communication skills at work, managing conflict and navigating the workplace
- Career progression and how to get the next promotion
- Resilience, hard work and willingness to take action to improve your life
"Excellent course. I found the section on building a network of particular interest. The demos are also very useful. A must do course for any newcomers to the workplace." - Elmor
"There's elements I was familiar of already but getting information from someone that is experienced and understands the South African job market especially with the prominence of the internet and technology is a major benefit. I enjoyed this course and found it very informative." - David-Pierre B.
"The content is amazing . Best course when looking to be the best in the work industry. It educates you about the importance of being a professional everywhere not only in the workplace. Social media is an important tool. Use it wisely." - Malesela M.
"I'm glad I took this course. Now I have more clarification as to what it required of me by my future employers and what I need to master in order to make it in the corporate world." - Thamsanga X.
"It was straight to the point and the sections are cut into nice short segments which made it easier to go through. The additional resources are also simple and straight to the point. I feel like now I know how I want to structure my CV, how to improve my LinkedIn profile, job searching etc." - Amantle M.
"This is exactly what I needed as I prepare to enter the job market. Thank you Peter." - Barack A.
"The course overall covers all aspect of the employment journey from interview and how to grow in the workplace. However, I really enjoyed the part Peter highlighted the importance of authentic communication in workplaces and how manage conflicts. I believe the lessons on conflicts resolution Peter shared are very important to achieve healthy and untoxic workplaces and life in general. Great course Peter. It is becoming hard to resist any one of your courses !!" - Peter R.
In this course, you will learn how to position yourself for formal employment and how to grow your career. The course includes handy worksheets for each lesson as well as demonstrations of the Novoresume CV tool and LinkedIn. Whether you are newly qualified, unemployed, moving jobs or returning to work after a break, this course will teach you the techniques you will need. I'll also explain to you how I had to deal with the equivalent of $55,000 of student debt in today's money and how I got a big break through sheer resilience. You can have the same breakthrough in your working life, get into the company you want and have the career start that gives you the greatest advantage. I’ve seen thousands of CVs in my career and I’ve interviewed hundreds of people. There are definitely some things you can do that will help you to stand out. The global coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has affected many economies around the world and it has become even tougher to get formal employment; you will need to ensure you have every skill you need to give you the greatest advantage.
The topics that you will learn about in this course include;
Time management, writing a CV, interview techniques
The importance of taking action to establish credibility as a hard worker
How value is created in the workplace and your role in delivering value
Managing your internet footprint and what boundaries to put in place
The Novoresume CV tool and how Peter has used it to create a short, high impact CV
Getting organised to maximise the power of 10 minutes
Cover letters and how they establish context for your job application
Do's and Don'ts of online interviews and how to prepare for an interview
The importance of self-confidence and what you can do to improve yours
The use of LinkedIn including a walkthrough of Peter's LinkedIn profile
The modern workplace and how you can adapt to any environment
Finding a mentor and getting the support you need
Career progression and building a professional brand
How to work as a team player first, then to stand out as an individual
Goal setting and getting things done with a powerful action list technique
How to manage conflict and improve your workplace interaction
The importance of transparent and credible communication
How to build a professional network that supports your career growth
How networks function and how to assess the value of a possible connection
This course will help you improve your skills in the workplace as well as the job market. Take responsibility for your career today and improve your prospects by working through these lessons, downloading the handy worksheets and applying what you have learnt to build your profile and maximise your future success.
Who this course is for:
- Early stage professionals looking to get ahead and establish themselves
- Qualified students in the job market looking to transition into formal employment
- Experienced professionals looking for a refresher on career management
- Anyone looking to accelerate their career in their current company or by changing jobs
In my courses you learn practical skills: "I feel like I am in a real classroom." - Kira Minehart
"What an amazing course! After finishing this course, I have confidence. Thank so much Dr Peter Alkema". Or Tulongeni Shilunga: "This is exactly the jump-start I needed. Very clear and concise"
I also help lead digital transformation at FirstRand, the biggest financial services group in Africa. I've been featured on CNBC Africa and won the Gartner CIO Of The Year in 2016. I founded and led the largest banking hackathon in South Africa which was published in 2019 as a case study by Harvard Business School.
I've taught over 17,000 students about business, academics and self-development. In 2020 I completed my PhD at Wits University In Johannesburg. The study introduced a ground-breaking theory of Agile software development teams. My woodworking book was published in 2014 and has sold over 10,000 copies.
Olugbenga Gbadegesin: "Excellent delivery" / Lebogang Tswelapele: "This is what I have been longing for" / Paskalia Ndapandula: "Peter speaks with so much clarity" / Amantle Mangwedi: "It was straight to the point and the sections are cut into nice short segments which made it easier to go through" Kathy Bermudez: "Excellent material. Well organized..."
Werner van Wyk: "Thank you Peter, once again your lesson and course have given me so much knowledge and understanding" / Yvonne Rudolph "I really look forward to take everything i learned in action" / Josephine Mahlangu: "exactly what I needed to know, absolutely valuable and helpful for my personal growth"