(2019) Career Hacking: Resume, LinkedIn, Interviewing +More
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(2019) Career Hacking: Resume, LinkedIn, Interviewing +More

The world's BESTSELLING career course! Job Search, Resume/CV Writing, LinkedIn, Networking, Interviewing, + more! | Eazl
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What you'll learn
  • Prepare a keyword-rich, targeted resume that gets outstanding results
  • Present yourself powerfully on LinkedIn® and discover other online networking techniques

  • Interview competently and persuasively while still being yourself

  • Create career opportunities using traditional and non-traditional methods
  • Build relevant professional networks as a foundation for future advancement
  • Set the stage for a rewarding career filled with success and contentment
  • Access to Microsoft Word, Pages (Mac), or Other Word Processing Software

Welcome to the world's BESTSELLING career management course! Version 6.2: Fresh as of April 2019

Learn resume writing, CV writing, cover letter writing, personal branding, interview preparation, professional networking, and more!

“A very informative course with a great suite of downloadable materials. There are many techniques that I have never considered while conducting a job hunt.” Christopher Taber

A great job is the key to living a happy life. The problem is, you know how competitive the job market is and you weren’t taught to job hunt in school. 

The good news is, simply by mastering these leading-edge job hunting and professional presentation skills, you can put yourself into the running for positions that were previously out of your reach. Plus, you can present yourself articulately, with confidence, and with purpose…identify the right opportunities so you don’t waste your valuable time…and get hired for more money than you previously thought possible. And it can all happen within the space of a few weeks. Thousands of job seekers have already benefited – and you can too.

One previous student landed a new job that increased his salary by $20,000 a year, and he did in just 21 days – all by applying the skills he learned in this course. Imagine a job hunt where:  

  • Your resume captures the attention of recruiters immediately and helps you soar past other candidates for highly desired positions   

  • Your LinkedIn profile shows instantly that you’re an outstanding candidate and garners you more positive attention and more interviews   

  • Your interview skills increase dramatically, allowing you to connect better with potential employers and set yourself apart from the competition     

  • Your professional network expands exponentially, opening yourself up to new relationships and opportunities for career advancement   

  • Your potential for lifetime career earnings skyrocket as you move more effortlessly through your chosen professional path

It will only take you two or three evenings tops to unlock the secrets of resume writing, LinkedIn profiles, interviewing like a superstar, and much, much more! If you learn and use these strategies, it could mean increased pay, new opportunities, and maximum control over your career, which could easily translate into tens of thousands of dollars of value. And you can get this entire course for the small investment of just $249. Not only that, but you also get a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with this course, we’ll refund every penny, no questions asked. Enroll in this course now and start creating the future you want.   

The Most Advanced Strategies in Job Hunting

What would it be like to have a killer resume, an extraordinary LinkedIn profile, phenomenal interview skills, and a top-tier network of professional contacts? This collection addresses the full range of topics relevant for the highest level of success in career advancement

This comprehensive course is based on the innovative strategies of the career management offices at the University of California at Berkeley. Each module leverages cutting-edge research from top-flight organizations like Harvard Business School, the McKinsey Consulting Group, and Duke University. The course itself is currently implemented by the career centers of the EDHEC Global MBA Program and the California State University Business Schools.

As a premium subscriber to the course, you’ll get lifetime access to:

  • 150+ eye-catching and engaging videos presented in HD and designed by the animators at Eazl Studios in San Francisco   

  • Pro-grade templates for your resume writing, CV writing, cover letter writing, and LinkedIn profile     

  • Word tracks for managing tricky situations like performing seamless e-networking, requesting professional recommendations, and handling tough interviews   

  • Step-by-step guides for advanced resume writing and advanced LinkedIn profiles, including keyword optimization    

  • Summary banks for your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile covering a wide variety of professional backgrounds

With highly-produced videos and other well-crafted materials, this course is optimized for both enjoyment and retention, allowing you to get the most out of this valuable career information. You’ll also get frequent updates to the course, giving you more and more value over time Since giving you the most possible value is so important to us, Eazl is offering this course with our 30-day guarantee. If you’re not totally wowed by the content, feel free to ask for a refund. We will give you one immediately, no questions asked. Sound good?     

What are the requirements? Access to Microsoft Word, Pages (Mac), or other word processing software What am I going to get from this course? With this course at your fingertips, you can:

  • Prepare a keyword-rich, targeted resume that gets outstanding results   

  • Present yourself powerfully on LinkedIn and discover other online networking techniques   

  • Interview competently and persuasively while still being yourself   

  • Create career opportunities using traditional and non-traditional methods   

  • Build relevant professional networks as a foundation for future advancement   

  • Set the stage for a rewarding career filled with success and contentment  

Who is the target audience?

  • Professionals looking to stealthily get promoted or job hunt   

  • Job seekers who want to improve their results   

  • People considering a career change   

  • Recent college graduates   

  • Participants and recent graduates from MBA programs   

  • Current undergraduate students   

Version release notes:

  • January 2, 2015: What's New in Version 2.0

    • Added the interview hacking cluster of modules

    • Added additional SideBYSides by request

  • February 22, 2015: What's New in Version 2.2

    • Added additional quizzes to support learning

    • Integrated private Facebook group access

  • March 5, 2015: What's New in Version 2.3

    • Our team performed a full audit of the SideBYSides and adjusted all audio issues on LinkedIn SideBySides

  • April 10, 2015: What's New in Version 3.0

    • We added further study section on career planning, career technologies, and common resume challenges

    • There are all new intros that are much more fun and engaging!

    • Better reinforced learning with key learning outcomes and quizzes

  • June 11, 2015: What's New in Version 3.1

    • Added an segment of an interview with the Charles Hugh Smith, the economist and author, on the power of accrediting yourself in the modern economy.

    • Added four new sample resumes for you to use as you develop yours!

    • Added two new cover letters to the sample bank!

  • August 5, 2015: What's New in Version 3.2

    • Added the Guide to Post-Interview Follow Up (thanks for the suggestion Missy!). You can find it in Lecture 85.

  • August 28, 2015: What's New in Version 3.2.1?

    • Flow through to a few of the updates we've been making via the EazlVlog so that you can contextualize course concepts with real life scenarios and easy-to-use recipes.

  • October 21, 2015: What's New in Version 3.2.2?

    • Fixed an issue where the audio was creating blank space on two SideBYSide lectures. Thanks for helping us find the issue Cyrus!

    • Added an additional vlog link related to exporting your resume so that it works more seamlessly with the latest ATSs.

  • December 22, 2015: What's New in Version 3.3?

    • We've added a recording of the Practical Immigration Strategies for Working in the USA panel. This is a three-person panel discussion with Ari Sauer, a US-based immigration lawyer, Nick Livingston, a San Francisco-based technical recruiter, and Davis Jones, the co-founder of Eazl. Use this to dive into the world of US work visas and immigration strategies.

  • February 1, 2016: What's New in Version 3.3.1?

    • By popular request, we've created and uploaded a guide with sample interview questions, good responses, and other question prompts around specific work habits and practices. You can find it in lecture 77!

  • November 3rd, 2016: What's new in version 4.0?

    • Career Hacking 4.0 has a whole new suite of features and content for the AI-disrupted job search. In addition to new content centered around LinkedIn and the data-driven recruiter, 4.0 also features an brand new section to help you level up your soft skills. Similar one of the first (and still the best) conversation training tools, Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," the new section will help you be a much better conversationalist and networker. We also de-escalated some modules and integrated micro-networking actions throughout the course to help participants get in the habit of digital professional networking. Enjoy the new course!

  • July 17th, 2017: What's new in version 4.1? 

    • Career Hacking 4.1 migrates course document support from Dropbox to Google Documents. Students in the course should not experience any learning disruption from Dropbox's recent hosting infrastructure change!

  • November 22nd, 2017: What's New in Version 5?

    • Woohoo! Version 5 is a BIG UPGRADE. Since the acquisition of LInkedIn by Microsoft, things have changed on the platform. So, we've built a brand new step-by-step guide, new SideBYSides, and new content around the changes that have been made to the Platform. Also, we've upgraded to the 2.0 suite of Eazl Resume Templates and to support the upgrade, there are new 2.0 sample resumes and hands-on content to support the upgrade. If you enjoy the great upgraded content from our team here at Eazl, please tell your friends that this course is a reliable, trusted partner in any job search!

  • October 27th, 2018: What's new in Version 6? The Eazl team continues to add value to your learning experience. In version 6 of the course, you have access to a brand new series of animations that make full use of Udemy's new assignments feature and a new section on designing a longer-term career plan.

    • Udemy's Assignments enable you to receive guided instructions, use your skills, and then see how your instructor does something. We've leveraged this feature by taking the most challenging parts of the Career Hacking course and making them easier for you through the use of these guided assignments. For example, when you reach the point in the course where you need to develop bulletpoints for your resume / CV, you'll find an animated Assignment that takes you through the process step-by-step, gives you a chance to develop your own resume bulletpoint using what you've learned in the course, and then shows you how it's done by your instructor.

    • Many of you have also asked for help developing a mid and long-term career plan. In version 6, we've added an additional section to help you. First, you'll learn soft skills that will help you transition to working with a new team and/or at a new job. Then you will have the opportunity to use the VISTA career planning tool that we've built for you so that you can align your values, interests, skills, and more with your career goals.

    • One of the new videos that we've added for you is an interview with Stephen Szermer, someone who successfully completed a big mid-life career change. His story will help anyone who is in a career rut, needs to change careers, or feels like the world has evolved past their existing skill set. We hope you enjoy Career Hacking version 6!

  • January 7th, 2019: What's new in version 6.1?

    • We've migrated some of the guides and course tools to Google Drive so that they're usable across all of your devices and easier to use than .pdfs!

  • April 9th, 2019: What's new in version 6.2?

    • You all are amazing! We want to harness the collective power of the Career Hacking community to make the course better for you and other future students, so we've added the ability for you to contribute your ideas related to new content and course features through a simple, anonymous feedback mechanism. Thanks for working with us to make your learning experience awesome!

Who this course is for:
  • Professionals looking to stealthily get promoted or job hunt
  • Job seekers who want to improve their results
  • People considering a career change
  • Recent college graduates
  • Participants and recent graduates from MBA programs
  • Current undergraduate students
Course content
Expand all 111 lectures 06:09:09
+ Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the New Job Hunting Landscape
3 lectures 07:32

If you'd like to go ahead and grab all of the resume, LinkedIn® profile, and other resources that you have from this course, they're all linked for you here in this lecture. You'll also find these as you go through the course if you'd prefer to grab them as you go.

Access All Course Templates, Guides, and Special Resources
+ Resumes in a World of AI and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs)
9 lectures 20:47
The Two Ways that Resumes Can Determine Your Future

One of the most important things to realize when you build your resume is this: You don't want to be everything to everybody. In other words, you don't want to claim to have a very broad range of skills that apply to many different kinds of jobs and organizations. Recruiters want to know that you have skills for the specific position they are looking to fill. This is why it is important to pick your Big Six Skills and talk about them, then continuously refer back to them throughout your resume, LinkedIn® Profile, and cover letter.

Hack: The Big Six Skills™ and Reverse Engineering Techniques

You are an iceberg. People tend to sell themselves short when they think about skills that they have. The reality is that you just have to present your life experiences in a way that helps other professionals understand how their organizations can use your perspective. If you are a young job seeker and don't have much professional experience, that is okay! For any candidate, finding relevant bullet points is about reflecting back on past experiences (from schooling, part time jobs, projects, athletics, volunteer work, hobbies, and other life experiences) and framing them in a way that makes sense for the Big Six Skills that you're presenting.

You are an Iceberg: Framing and Transferable Skills
Your Big Six Skills™ are a very important element of your career development strategy. In this exercise, we’ll work together to use target job descriptions to reverse engineer ideas for your Big Six Skills™.
Let's Reverse Engineer Your Big Six Skills™ Together
1 question

Some organizations--especially large ones--often use algorithms to process resumes. If your resume doesn't have the right buzzwords, language, or key words in the copy, then it may not even make it in front of a real human being. In order to get past the robots, use our Step By Step Guide to the A.R.P. in order to keyword optimize your resume.

Optimizing Your Resume in the Age of Algorithms [ARP Guide in Resources]
Let's use the Anti-robot Protocol (ARP) system to develop your job search SEO strategy.
Let's Build Your Resume and LinkedIn® SEO Strategy
1 question
Using Eazl's Power Language Tool to Design Content [Power Language Tool Here]

Using brands, numbers, and details in the body content of your resume will build trust with the reader, and that's crucial! Here, you'll learn how to think about each bulletpoint and use Eazl's supplementary tools to develop killer resume content.

Integrating Brands, Details, and Quantities [Guide to Industrial Titles Here]
Reflecting back on your past jobs, projects, and experiences as a student and finding ways to reframe your experiences so that they fit your Big Six Skills is essential to your success on the job hunt. Let's work on this together.
Let’s Go Through a Workflow to Build Content for Your Resume
1 question
Using the Eazl Schematic for Writing a Powerful Executive Summary
[Optional] Don't Get Bogged Down with These Resume Myths
[Optional] A Few Tips to Bulletproof Your Resume
+ Let’s Write Your Winning Resume Together [SideBySides]
18 lectures 01:09:55
The Story Behind the $1,500 Resume [Step by Step Resume Writing Guide Here]
Access 50+ Professionally-written Resume / CV Samples and Pick Your Template
Reverse Engineering and Building the Big Six Skills™
Describing Organizations and Using Job Titles
Designing a Keyword Optimization Strategy
Writing Great Resume Content for a Past Job
Writing Great Resume Content for a Volunteer Position
Writing an Intelligent Position Description
Writing a Powerful Executive Summary
Designing the Education Section
Finishing Up: Describing Another Full-time Position
Finishing Up: Describing an Academic Research Post
Finishing Up: Describing a Professional Internship
Finishing Up: Adding Languages and Other Extras
Upgrading Your Resume to the 2.0 Format
Special Offer: Get Human Feedback on Your Resume from an Eazl mentor
From the Vlog: Exporting Your Resume to Work with ATSs
From the Vlog: Links Programmers Should Build Into Their Resumes
+ Let's Build a Great LinkedIn® Profile (Updated for 2019 / Microsoft Acquisition)
8 lectures 22:23
Welcome to the Front Lines of AI’s Disruption of Recruiting [Guide in Resources]
How to Connect Your Big Six Skills™ with Your LinkedIn Profile Using Images
SideBYSide: How to Source Personal Branding Collateral from YouTube
SideBYSide: How to Source Personal Branding Collateral from Slideshare
Your Challenge: Collect Six Visual Assets to Use on Your LinkedIn® Profile
Find Visual Assets that Communicate Your Big Six Skills™
1 question
Using Your Profile Photo to Lower Friction with Recruiters
How to Take Your Own Professional Photo [Makeup Guide for Business Photos Here]
Intelligent Design for LinkedIn Profile Headlines
How to Write Powerful LinkedIn Summaries [Guide to LinkedIn Summaries Here]
The Opportunity for Visual Branding on Your LinkedIn Profile
3 questions
+ Let's Build a Standout LinkedIn Profile Optimized for Both People and Software
11 lectures 27:55
SideBYSide: Your Profile Summary, Headshot, Banner, and LinkedIn® SEO Strategy
SideBYSide: Tips on Writing Your LinkedIn Profile Headline
SideBYSide: Adding Media + a Critical Feature for Stealth Job Searching
SideBYSide: Converting Resume Copy to LinkedIn Positions
SideBYSide: Visual Branding and SEO with Position Media
SideBYSide: Make the Most of Your Education and Other Custom Sections
SideBYSide: Set Your Custom URL, Recruiter Info, and Prioritize Skills
Extra: How to Source Beautiful Copyright-free Banner Images for your Profile
My Challenge for You and the Power Networking Event Replay
From the Vlog: Two Recipes for Getting LinkedIn Recommendations
Access to the LinkedIn® Power Game Event Rebroadcast
+ How to Make Your Cover Letter Your Job-winning Sidekick
6 lectures 16:42
Why Cover Letters Can Make the Difference in Your Job Search
Cover Letter Resource Bank [Templates + 12 Professionally-written Samples Here]
Crafting Your Cover Letter Strategy [Barriers Checklist in Resources]
Hack: How to Mass Customize Your Cover Letters
Eazl's SIS System for Decoding Organizational Cultures [SIS Guide Here]
In this exercise, you'll look at issues related to your job search from another perspective.
Look for Application Barriers and Find Your X Factor
1 question
SideBYSide: Writing a Cover Letter that Makes the Difference
+ Job Search 2.0: Integrating Technology and Networking into Your Job Search
15 lectures 48:46
Taking the Power Back: The Entrepreneurial Job Search
Why Organizations Hire and How it Impacts Your Job Search
Your Secret Weapon: Job Search CRM [e-Networking Word Tracks Here]
SideBYSides: Setting Up Your Job Search CRM
Let’s practice maintaining important parts of your professional network using a simple example of Job Search CRM.
Let’s Practice Using Job Search CRM
1 question
Boolean Techniques: How to Search Like an Expert [Guide to Boolean Search Here]
SideBYSide: Kaman's Boolean Search Trick for Finding Related Companies
Your Challenge: Construct a Job Opening Query Using Boolean Search Operators
Let’s Set Up a Boolean Search Query for Searching Job Boards
1 question
Who is Scanning My Resume?
How to Use Recruiters and Staffing Agencies
How to Uncover Middle Market Opportunities

Note: The guide found in this resources section is a re-posting of the CCMM guide found attached to the Job Search CRM module.

CCMM: Smart Career Networking (Introverts Welcome) [e-Networking Guide Here]
SideBYSides: Finding Networking Targets on LinkedIn
SideBYSides: Researching Organizations on LinkedIn
How the Hidden Job Market Works
How to Use Informal Chats to Build a Network
Let’s create an early version of your professional "elevator pitch."
Develop Your Two-sentence Career Elevator Pitch
1 question
EazlLive: An Example of an Informal Chat
+ How to Win in the Interview While Being Yourself
19 lectures 57:44
It’s About Preparation and Knowing Your Audience
How the Interviewing System Works
By Request: How to Sell Yourself Without Selling
Data Science on the Traits Fortune 500 Hiring Managers Seek
Hacking Interview Prep: The BORG System [Interview Cheat Sheet Here]
EazlViews: A Fortune 500 Recruiter on References [Reference Templates Here]
How to Use Crisis Narratives to Tell Powerful Stories
Sample Interview Questions, Good Responses, and Additional Practice
3 pages
How to Handle the Weakness Question
How to Master the Art of Small Talk
EazlLive: Active Listening to Find Strategic Information
What Information Can Be Used to Develop a Smarter Approach to This Firm?
3 questions
The $10,000 Strategy: How to Never Be Stumped by Any Question
How to Overcome Interview Nerves
How to Make a Great First Impression
How to Hack Phone Interviews [Guide to Phone Screens Here]
How to Ace Video Interviews
How to Ace the Agency / Headhunter / Staffing Manager Interview
EazlViews: Mock Interview with a Fortune 500 Recruiter
Extra: What to Do After the Interview + Email Templates
2 pages
+ New for 2019: Preparing for Success in Your Career Transition
8 lectures 17:17
Let's Build Your Soft Skills and Craft Your 5-Year Career Vision
Soft Skills: Practice Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable
Soft Skills: Practice Asking Questions that Matter
Soft Skills: Practice Finding Common Ground with New People
Soft Skills: Practice Giving Someone Genuine Praise
[Optional] Explore Technical, Enterprise, Startup, and Non-profit Career Paths
[Optional] Use the VISTA Career Planning Tool [VISTA Tool Here]
[Optional] Stephen Szermer’s Tips on Making a Big Mid-life Career Change
+ Salary Negotiation Strategies, Further Study Modules and Content Upgrade Journal
12 lectures 59:42
Salary Negotiation: The Labor Market is a Marketplace [See Resources]
Further Study: Economist Charles Hugh Smith on Accrediting Yourself
Further Study: Handling Employment Gaps on Your Resume
Further Study: Incorporating a Long Career into Your Resume

If you are a young job seeker that could be identified as a high school student, college student, or a candidate with "no experience" then the key is to realize that you do have skills. Identifying these skills and framing them correctly in your resume will give your resume power. Also, know that people recruiting young candidates are not looking for experts--they're looking for people who want to learn. You'll also see how to reformat your resume in a way that's optimal for candidates looking for their first position or internship.

Further Study: How to Use the Template if You Have No Work Experience
Further Study: How to Handle Promotions within the Same Organization
Further Study: How to Use Incomplete Degrees on Your Resume
Further Study: How to Create Opportunities with Startups
Further Study: Strategies for the Long Distance Job Search
Further Study: How Leadership Development Programs Work
Further Study: Nick Livingston on How Technical Recruiters Interview
Further Study: Eazl Panel Discussion for Non-US Citizens Getting a US Work Visa