Fix the 5 Things You're Doing Wrong In Your Job Search Today

Learn to write effective resumes and cover letters, and better job interviewing, networking and follow up strategies.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Contents Video: 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Course launched in October 2014 and attracted 400 students in the first 24 hours.

Have you been looking for a job but getting nowhere?

Sending out what seems like (or maybe even is) hundreds of resumes and not getting a response?

Going on 1, 2 or 3 job interviews for the same job but not getting an offer?

Everyone tells you that you need to network to get a job, but you don’t know where to start or what to say?

People say that a cover letter is important, but what does it need to say to make it work?

How do you follow up on your application or job interview without turning into a stalker?

This course answers all of these common questions that my clients ask as they navigate the job search. So you’re not alone, and there are definitely right and wrong ways to handle each of those situations.

I have 12 years of experience as a hiring manager. I have been the person who wrote job descriptions for the positions I wanted to fill, reviewed the resumes, conducted the interviews and ultimately made a candidate the job offer.

Since I started my business in 2008, in addition to coaching job seekers on how to get a job, I have also been a recruiter for a variety of positions in multiple industries.

As a hiring manager, and a recruiter, I’m always thinking “is this a great person, but they’re hiding behind a bad resume?” or “is this a great person but they’re too nervous for me to tell if they’re great at their job.”

Nothing is kept secret – I tell you everything I have learned from both sides of the desk--making decisions as a hiring manager/recruiter and “whispering” in my client’s ears to successfully get a job offer.

As well as the Udemy 30 day guarantee, you have my personal promise that this course will give you tips you need to fix your job search today and put you firmly on the right track.

And YES I will respond to the questions you pose throughout the course. I'm here to help you get a job.

What this course is not:

This is not intended to be the first place to look to start your job search. It’s meant to talk job seekers through changes you can make to your existing job search strategy. It is not a course on how to start your job search.

Unfortunately due to the volume of students in the course, I am not able to look at your resume or cover letter to give you my opinion. Please take the tips I present here to evaluate your materials.I will answer questions you pose under the discussion section.

I will teach you strategies that I have personally used in my job searches, and recommend strategies based on my perspective as a hiring manager and recruiter. I won’t teach you outrageous things to do to get attention from companies. That would be reckless of me to advise tactics like that when I don’t know the norms and taboos of your industry.

But I can guarantee that I will teach you ways to improve your job search that you haven’t considered before.

You just need to get one job. I’ve helped hundreds of people get their jobs, and they’ve come back to me when they’re ready to move to the next level.

Every minute you delay is actually COSTING you money! Every job you don’t get an interview for, and ultimately a job offer is a lost opportunity.

Looking for a job isn’t a numbers game, the goal is to pinpoint the jobs you are an excellent fit for, and use these strategies to get them.

THE PRICE WILL GO UP! And yes, with your lifetime access you'll also get access to the additional sections I will be publishing in this course.

What are the requirements?

  • Have a resume and cover letter that I will show you strategies to improve.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get a job quicker by fixing those aspects of the search you're doing wrong.
  • Eliminate the mystery of wondering what employers are really looking for, and how you should approach them.
  • Over 2 1/2 hours of content over 17 courses with more examples to be added!

What is the target audience?

  • If you have been unsuccessful at finding a job for 3 months or longer.
  • If you want to understand the "why's" behind some of the recommendations you hear from other career coaches.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the First Step to Getting Your New Job
07:36

This is an overview of what 5 topics will be covered, based on what I see most job seekers doing wrong in their job search. It covers resumes, cover letters, job interviewing, follow up and networking skills that can be improved. Not improving these parts of your job search could end up costing you a great opportunity.

Section 2: Let's Fix Your Resume
Introduction to the Concepts Discussed In This Section.
07:21
Resume For a Career Changer / Entry Level Candidate (Before)
13:11
Resume For a Career Changer / Entry Level Candidate (After)
17:30
Using Job Descriptions to Make Better Resumes (Attorney Job Descriptions)
16:39
Resume For a Career Changer / Attorney (Before)
09:56
Resume for a Career Changer / Attorney (After)
18:50
Section 3: Let's Fix Your Cover Letter
How to Write a Good Cover Letter
06:26
Section 4: Let's Fix Your Job Interview Skills
Introduction to Job Interviewing Concepts Discussed in This Section
03:04
Strategies for Phone Interviews and First In-Person Interviews
18:17
Strategies for Second, Third and Beyond In-Person Job Interviews
06:32
What Defines a Successful Job Interview For the Employer
08:57
Section 5: Let's Fix Your Followup Skills
How to Follow Up After Submitting Your Resume
13:21
How to Follow Up After the Job Interview
10:33
What a Good Thank You Note Should Say
Preview
05:10
Section 6: Let's Fix Your Networking Skills
Becoming Comfortable Making More Friends
19:33

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Instructor Biography

Melanie Szlucha, Job Search Coach / Resume Writer / Job Interview Coach

In my over 10 years as a hiring manager and 5 years as a recruiter, whenever I looked at a resume or interviewed a candidate, I wondered, "is this a great person, but they're hiding behind a bad resume?" or "I wish I could see what this person is really like when they're not so nervous."

I started my business in 2008 based on that premise, and between my classes, clients, published articles and audio programs, have helped thousands of job seekers learn what employers are looking for, and how they can better fit those needs.

I have taught job searching to students at Duke University, Fairfield University, Women for Hire conferences in 3 cities, multiple professional associations, as well as to numerous job search support groups since 2008. I've been on both sides of the desk and while the technology has changed, the process of evaluating candidates--that person-to-person connection--remains the same.

I have an undergraduate degree in Marketing and an MBA from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. This background gives me an edge in teaching candidates how to market and position themselves on paper and in person.

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