"Get Ahead Fast: Easy Job Search for Young Professionals!"

"Get a back-stage pass to top job search advice directly from HR Directors at leading companies"
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  • Lectures 49
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Meet the stars of the HR world up close and personal in the Get Ahead Fast program. Over 30 senior HR experts from Unilever, Coke, Pepsi, Microsoft, GE, Amazon, American Express and many others help you find your next awesome job!

Are you anxious about getting a good job? Are you worried that you may be left far behind when it comes to making a great career start? You should be.

Competition for good jobs is very stiff and candidates are trying to be as prepared as possible. Unfortunately that 'preparation' normally means talking to some colleagues at work or maybe watching some random YouTube videos on the subject of interviewing. None of which works very well. You end up with poor information, or worse wrong information that sabotages your efforts.

Now for the first time ever - 30 HR Directors and Global Experts have come together on one platform to coach you on job search. They coach you on the referral route, the hidden job market, resumes, interviewing and teach you a whole lot of things you would otherwise simply never know. These are senior managers from top companies like

  • Unilever
  • American Express
  • Citibank
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • General Electric
  • KPMG

and many others who have spent decades hiring people like you and me.

Most people laugh at how bad their jobs are, complain to their partners, curse the alarm clock next morning and then go back to work to the same place everyday. Is this how you want to spend over 80% of your life?

Imagine working at a place where you are respected, your talent recognised and yes, where you earn what you think you deserve. Take this course to learn how to get there.

What are the requirements?

  • An open mind, with the ability to take massive action!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Tap into the hidden job market and get jobs others don't even know about
  • Understand and apply the principles of referral job search
  • Avoid costly interview mistakes others don't even know they are making
  • Create resumes that tease the HR manager and make him call you for the interview
  • Master body language from a world expert and use it in the all important interview
  • Build your personal brand and leverage that during the job search process
  • Apply the principles of job search psychology to get the jobs you want
  • Transition into your next job with grace and elan

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for college graduates, business school graduates and young professionals with 0 - 10 years experience

What you get with this course?

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

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:32

This introductory video explains what you will achieve at the end of the Get Ahead Fast program after you have been through it. It also highlights the high credibility of the speakers in the program.

01:38

You'll get a bird's eye view about the over-all job market and what it means for you.

02:25

Starting a job search can be over whelming. Here are the top three things you should be focusing on.

02:09

In this lesson, you'll learn about the importance of the referral job market and why you need to build networks into companies early on.

Section 2: Interviews
01:32

Here is what HR managers think about many candidates. Are you one of them?

02:17

This is a critical lesson and you should watch it carefully to ensure you are not making any of these mistakes.

01:42

More interview landmines to avoid.

02:04

Our body language commuicates much more than our words. Learn from the master of body language Mark Bowden how to leverage this powerful weapon of communication to your advantage in the next interview.

01:48

More body language secrets coming your way. This is a goldmine of information and very practical and useful if you apply it in your next interview.

02:00

You may think you are well prepared; but what does the HR manager look for during your interaction with him? Watch the video to find out.

02:00

You'll be surprised by the answer to this question. It goes contrary to most job search information out there.

01:33

One thing leads to another. So how do you know if your interview will lead to the next round or maybe even the job offer?

Section 3: Other Important Tips
01:54

Do you have a 5 page resume? Beware, as the HR head of Microsoft points out!

01:26

Simple, basic advice on dressing and grooming that escapes so many job-seekers.

01:21

Networking does not have to be the shady wheeling-dealing type you may see in 'networking events'. Here's why networking is important and how to do it right.

02:07

The 'brand of you' is so important in today's digital age. Learn how to get up and running within days towards building your personal brand online.

01:41

So you've got the offer. Congrats! But before you race off to accept it - what should you look out for? Are there any areas to examine in depth? Find out in this lesson.

01:58

Many candidates either bargain very hard, or just accept the first salary offer. Which one is right? Is there one common answer? Watch the video to find out.

02:06

To be prepared, is to be ready for the inevitable consequences of change. The definition of work has rapidly changed and continues to change at a fast pace. What does this mean for you?

Section 4: Career Management
02:33

Learn how to match your personality with the right jobs for you so that you are happy at work.

01:56

The first 100 days in a new job are crucial for your long term career advancement. What should you do?

02:06

The transition from university to work can be very challenging. Or even from one work culture to another. Find out what you can do about it.

02:13

It's not your new company's responsibility to manage your career. Surprised? Don't be. Learn how to take charge yourself.

02:06

Your first boss is a critical resource in your career progression. Learn how to manage the relationship to your advantage ethically.

01:50

It's all too easy to get caught up in your work and remain in a corporate silo. That's very dangerous - find out why.

02:07

Don't live under a rock or like an ostrich bury your head in the sand. Ask for feedback about your work from your boss all the time so that there are no unpleasant surprises later due to a communication mismatch.

02:02

You are your own personal brand of one. To get ahead of the competition, you need to build your brand outside the organisation too, to get noticed for the next career opportunity.

02:45

Nobody today has the time to get to know you very well before forming a judgement about your professional capabilities. Sad, but true! People form snap judgements and thus managing perceptions is critical.

02:08

Top two ways to manage your perception at work.

03:12

Learning shouldn't stop in university. It should be a life long process. Watch the video to find out why.

02:21

Set your goals before others set it for you in alignment with their agenda!

03:50

This is one of the most important lectures in this course. Don't miss this.

02:21

Don't be in a hurry to change your first job. Often you don't need to. Find out why?

02:19

Learn what kind of roles actually require an MBA, and if you need one.

01:38

Timing an MBA is important. Find out when you should get one.

02:43

Mentorship is not reserved for senior managers. Discover why you need it too.

Section 5: Social Skills
04:40

Small talk is the lubricant of networking. Learn how to start becoming comfortable with it, even if you get tongue tied with strangers right now.

02:25

Here is a simple yet very effective way to start learning how to enage in small talk.

03:33

Here are some tips and tricks to ease into grooup conversations effortlessly.

02:40

The best way to become interesting is to become interested in others. Learn more in this lesson.

Section 6: Step by Step Guide
06:09

You'll learn about the global job market and how to get organizeed for job search.

06:09

The resume is the fondation of your job search. Learn how to write an effective one that HR managers will want to read.

04:22

Networking is the life blood of your job search strategy. Without networking your resume will not reach the right people. Learn how to network proactively in this lesson.

09:02

Building your presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook is not an option when you are in the job market. You have to do it well before you start out. Learn how to build a formidable presence on top social media and digital platforms.

07:24

The interview fills most people with dread. But not you, once you have been through this lesson.

09:19

Congrats on your new job! Now make sure you don't trip up, since almost everybody in the new company is watching you closely. Learn how to navigate the first 100 days effectively.

Section 7: Bonus
03:19

Even with the best of intentions, many people make these mistakes. Ensure that you don't.

06:23

Seven things to avoid during your job search. 

The number one interview killer
03:30

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Instructor Biography

Vikram Anand, Senior Marketing Leader

Vikram Anand - is a sought after marketing leader with over 24 years experience at Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Nokia etc. He has developed the 'Get Ahead Fast' program to help you find a great job in the shortest time possible.

He has spoken on the subject of job search at many business schools and colleges, and understands the frustration young candidates go through during the process. He is highly regarded as a public speaker on hiring practices, and is generally quite hilarious when he does it.

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