Job Search 101: Complete A-Z Guide.
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Job Search 101: Complete A-Z Guide.

Understand the Job Market, beat the competition, get the Job you want FAST and on YOUR OWN TERMS.
4.5 (2 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
11 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Standard employment types and placement options, and to determine what’s best for their specific case.
  • Where and how to search for a job online, in-person and through other means, such as working with recruiters and placement agencies.
  • Overview of the best practices in writing a professional resume and cover letter.
  • The importance of professional online presence, and how to set yourself up online and leverage it to increase hiring success.
  • Comprehensive overview of the Hiring process and all aspects of it from the interview to background checks.
  • Standard components of an Employment offer and a Consulting contract, what to include, ask about and be on the lookout for.
  • Job Search
  • Career Development
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Hiring Process
  • Interview Process
  • Background Checks
  • Employment Services
  • Recruiters and Placement Agencies
  • Employment Contract
  • Consulting Contract
  • LinkedIn
Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites, other than being hungry to get a good job, and being ready to do the work.
Description

Course Description

This course focuses on providing an overview of the job hunt landscape, bringing clarity to the hiring process and developing the interpersonal and professional skills that successful job candidates demonstrate in order to secure employment.


Summary

  1. Subject(s): Career Development

  2. Topic or Unit of Study: Job search

  3. Language: English

  4. Grade/Level: no grades are given

  5. Objective: to give a comprehensive overview of all aspects involved in the job search process applicable to North America (Canada & United States of America)

  6. Time Allotment: self-paced online course

  7. Prepared by: Alexandra Nestertchouk @ ChickWhoBusiness

  8. Course version: 1.0

  9. Course Last updated: April 12, 2019


Who is this course for?

While this course is the absolute Best for Technology Professionals permanently moving to North America (Canada and USA) and who need to get familiar with "the rules of the game" for job search here, the material will benefit greatly to the wide range of job seekers:

  • Immigrant and Newcomer Professionals

  • Students and recent graduates

  • People considering a career change

  • Anybody who is looking to develop or redevelop their career

  • Moms and Dads coming back to the workforce after a substantial leave

  • Anyone who hasn't entered the job market for some time

  • Organizations helping newcomers and immigrant professionals to find employment

  • Social workers and community builders

  • Serious-minded professionals

  • Recruiters and Hiring Managers


Materials & Resources

The course is presented via a set of video lectures with additional downloadable resources and links to external material.


What are you going to learn?

By taking this course students will get a comprehensive overview of all aspects involved in the job search process applicable to North America.

Students will learn about:

  • Standard employment types and placement options, and to determine what’s best for their specific case.

  • Where and how to search for a job online, in-person and through other means, such as working with recruiters and placement agencies.

  • Overview of the best practices in writing a professional resume and cover letter.

  • The importance of professional online presence, and how to set yourself up online and leverage it to increase hiring success.

  • A comprehensive overview of the Hiring process and all aspects of it from the interview to background checks.

  • Standard components of an Employment offer and a Consulting contract, what to include, ask about and be on the lookout for.

The course is an introductory overview level, focusing on “What needs to be done”, and is not intended to provide a deep-down detailed manual on “How to”.


Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite courses or materials to take this course.

Requirements:

  • Access to the Internet

  • Motivation and Hunger to find the next best job, and is ready to spur to action

  • Access to Microsoft Word, Pages (Mac), or other word processing software


Detailed Course Outline

The course is broken down into 6 parts, covering each of the topics: Overview of Options, Job Search, Resume and Job Search Prep, Online Presence, Hiring Process, Understanding the Job Offer.


Part 1: Your Options

Students will learn about employment legal relationship types available( employee, subcontractor, consultant, intern, co-op, volunteer), and about the differences and specifics of working for a particular company type (enterprise, small business, startups, government and public companies)

Part 2: Job Search

Students will get a comprehensive overview of the job search process and various outlets they can utilize in their job search and career advancement activities: online, via mobile apps, in-person, career fairs, events, personal and professional networks, working with recruiters and placement agencies.

Part 3: You on Paper

The importance of a professional resume and cover letter will be discussed. Students will get an overview of the best practices, do’s and don’ts in their preparation process, specifics on formatting and documents pairing.

Part 4: Your Online Profile

Students will learn how to leverage online presence to increase hiring success. Students will be walked through the basics of setting their professional online presence, including social media profiles, LinkedIn as The Business Network, and how to set up their web-portfolio.

Part 5: Hiring Process

Students will get an overview of the hiring process: interview preparation, phone interview, in-person interview, technical interview, personality tests, background checks, additional documents that they may be asked for during the hiring process.

Part 6: Offer

Students will get an overview of the standard Employment letter, and Consulting contracts. Highlighted: what sections and terms should be included in an employment letter and a consulting contract, what to ask about and how to negotiate. We’ll briefly touch on Benefits and Organizational Policies and Procedures that are standard for North American work environments.

The course is an introductory overview level, focusing on “What needs to be done”, and is not intended to provide a deep-down detailed manual on “How to”.


If you are ready to dig-in, do the work and tackle your biggest goals, you are in the right place!


About your Educator:

Your host: all-business-girl, educator, public speaker and travel-addict Alexandra Nestertchouk.

"I’m an expert in small business, a nerd when it comes to the numbers, and my obsession is teaching others how to make a living doing what they love (without it taking over their life)"

A first-generation immigrant and a mom to a 3yo, Alexandra has a Business Management Degree and background in Computer Science, topped with over ten years of experience in business management and technology. She has worked within a variety of industries, in COO-type, Business Operations, Project Management, Recruitment, Strategy, and Business Development Roles. Alexandra has successfully launched four businesses of her own.

Through her career she was on both ends of the spectrum multiple times: she was looking for new career opportunities, and she was on recruitment and hiring side for a number of years. Everything that is being discussed, all tips, tricks, strategies, and methods, are based on both: well-done research into the topic, and more importantly, her personal experience.

Alexandra is a renowned educator and public speaker and is very active in her community. Just recently, she has presented at "Self-Employment Roadmap - Exploring Entrepreneurship for Newcomers" conference. In addition, Alexandra has been nominated for numerous awards, including Women of Influence 2018, Mompreneur Award 2019, and (with her venture HopKidz) Small Business BC 2018 Award in Best Concept and Best Community Impact categories.

Check out  "Chick Who Business" Instagram Blog (@ChickWhoBusiness) where Alexandra shares her experience in Career, Entrepreneurship & Startup World through her own hustle as an immigrant mom.


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Legal Disclosure

PLEASE NOTE THAT MATERIAL PROVIDED IN THIS COURSE IS INTENDED ONLY AS OVERVIEW & RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE AUTHOR AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE PUBLICLY INCLUDING ON PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT WEBSITES. NONE OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS COURSE IS TO BE TREATED AS LEGAL ADVICE.

THE AUTHOR IS NOT A REGULATOR OF EMPLOYMENT AND CANNOT ADVISE WHETHER ANY RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES REFERRED TO IN COURSE MATERIAL ARE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE. YOU HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW THE SUGGESTED RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES REFERRED TO IN COURSE MATERIAL. HOWEVER IF YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAILOR THEM TO SUIT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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Who this course is for:
  • Immigrant and Newcomer Professionals
  • Students and Graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Anybody who is looking to develop or redevelop their career
  • Moms and Dads coming back to the workforce after a substantial leave
  • Anyone who hasn't entered the job market for some time
  • Organizations helping newcomers and immigrant professionals to find employment
  • Social workers and community builders
  • Serious minded professionals
  • Recruiters and Hiring Managers
  • People considering a career change
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 02:57:48
+ Introduction. Understand your options.
3 lectures 37:17
Types of Employment Relationship
16:06
Types of Work Places
13:55
+ Job Search
11 lectures 50:25
Intro to Searching Online
02:21
LinkedIn
07:33
Indeed
03:10
Glassdoor
03:56
Angel List
07:32
Workopolis, Monster and Company-direct
05:36
Mobile apps
02:04
Show-up in-person
04:24
Career Fairs, Hiring Events, Networking
03:40
Recruiters and Headhunters, Placement Agencies
08:37
Government Support Services
01:32
+ Get Yourself on Paper
5 lectures 30:11
Resume
07:53
Cover Letter
08:54
References
03:32
Supplemental Documents
01:31
Packaging it all together
08:21
+ Get Yourself Online
2 lectures 12:33
Social Media and LinkedIn
09:49
Web Portfolio
02:44
+ Hiring Process
7 lectures 22:15
Interview Process Overview
04:42
Phone Interview
01:46
In-person Interview
03:10
Technical Interview
03:37
Personality Test
01:43
Background Screening
04:09
+ Offer of Employment
5 lectures 24:42
Offer - overview
01:10
Employment Offer / Letter
12:35
Consulting Contract
06:16
Other documents
01:55
Organizational Policies and Procedures
02:46
+ Wrap-up
1 lecture 00:25
BONUSES and FREE DOWNLOADS
00:25