Getting Hired
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Getting Hired

Keys to Successfully Carrying Out Your Career Search
4.6 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
513 students enrolled
Created by Rudy Racine
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 1. Prepare a cover letter and resume that effectively markets your abilities to employers
  • 2. Identify career opportunities you qualify for
  • 3. Utilize a variety of Internet resources to increase your chances of getting a phone call
  • 4. Successfully transform that phone call into an invitation for an in person interview
  • 5. Excel in 1-on-1 interviews, or interviews with multiple persons
  • 6. Identify Prospective Mentors that can help you to advance your career
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  • The recommendations made in this course are time-tested steps that have worked for a number of job seekers. Following these steps will significantly increase your chances of finding employment, but YOU control the deciding factor with your ability to sell your skills to an employer. This course will enhance your chances of creating potential opportunities, but it is up to you to close the deal when the time comes. You will almost certainly face rejection at some point in your career search, but it is important that you take each rejection as a chance to prepare you for the next opportunity.

This course shows students how to identify career opportunities they qualify for, increase their chances of getting a call from employers, and successfully sell themselves during the interview process. Each lecture offers specific tips that students can apply to see immediate results. Once hired, our course also provides students with a lecture outlining steps to take to increase the chances for continued growth within their organization.

Our Instructor uses straightforward terms and examples that all students can relate to. In addition, the course provides simple exercises and tools that allow students to collect information on positions of interest and track any progress on applications submitted.

Taking this course will provide students with a detailed process for conducting their job search that can be used for years to come. The topics covered in each lecture will increase student confidence and significantly enhance their chances of receiving job offers.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for career seekers, college students searching for a new job or internship, college graduates looking to find an entry level position, or seasoned professionals looking to change companies or make a career change
  • This course is NOT for individuals who are unable to complete an online job application by themselves. It is NOT for individuals who are not comfortable using the Internet. It is NOT for individuals who do not look at rejection as an opportunity to grow and improve but instead blame others for their rejection.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Greetings & Introduction
2 Lectures 03:51
Students will learn more about the Instructor, find out who this course is designed for, and hear about what they'll need to get the most out of this course.
Preview 02:04

This lecture explains exactly how each of the sections are broken down and specifies exactly what students will gain from the course.
Preview 01:47
Creating Your Resume & Cover Letter
9 Lectures 26:07

This lecture outlines how we will approach "Creating Your Resume & Cover Letter", and explains what students will be able to do after completing this section.

Preview 01:23

This lecture walks students through the process of figuring out exactly what they are looking for from their ideal career opportunity. It encourages them to analyze their current position, and provides a resource tool to simplify the process.

Preparation - Analyzing Current & Previous Positions

The Company & Position Assessment Tool is used to assess your current or most recent position and identify the factors influencing your decision to seek new employment. It is meant to give you a clear understanding of why you are looking to leave, and provide specific qualities a new employer "Must Have" in order to ensure your satisfaction. Take 5-10 minutes to complete it before moving on.

Company & Position Assessment Tool
2 pages

Students will put their career goal in writing. This tool simplifies the process of specifying exactly what the career seeker wants from their new company and/or position.

Target Career Statement
1 page

Preparation - Resume Intro

This lecture walks students through the step by step process of creating their own resume and familiarizes them with the true purpose of a resume.

Execute - Creating Your Resume (Part 1)

This lecture is a continuation of the resume process and walks students through the process of adding content to their resume.

Execute - Creating Your Resume (Part 2)

This lecture reviews adding professional experience to your resume file and provides you with examples of bullets beneath the positions listed.

Execute - Creating Your Resume (Part 3)

Students will learn how to create a cover letter and become aware of the 5 key components needed to increase its effectiveness.

Execute - Creating Your Cover Letter
The Application Process
3 Lectures 11:07
The application process is where students begin to put their resume and cover letter to use. By the end of this section, students will know how to effectively utilize internet resources like Indeed & LinkedIn to identify Career Opportunities they qualify for. To help keep the search organized, they will also receive a downloadable Career Search Tracking Sheet. Lastly, students will learn how to comb through their professional network to discover career opportunities they may not have been aware of, and how to make strategic, subtle changes to their resume and cover letter in order to highlight the strengths and experience desired by employers.
What Students Will Be Able To Do After This Section

This lectures discusses different areas for career seekers to come across available opportunities. In it, we walk course-takers through the process of using sites like Indeed & LinkedIn to discover new positions, and also provide additional recommendations on where to find career opportunities.
Preparation - Locating Career Opportunities

This lecture reviews the process of submitting applications of employment. It discusses the strategic approach required in a career search and outlines the process of making adjustments to maximize your success.

Execute - Submitting Employment Applications
Connecting With Decision Makers
3 Lectures 12:45

Connecting With Decision Makers focuses on the process that exists after students have submitted their employment application. We discuss what to do to get on a Recruiter's radar to receive a phone call or direct email. By the end of the lecture, students will be able to find new connections that can potentially help them secure an interview. They'll also learn how to use sites like LinkedIn & Google to find information on key decision makers attached to specific career opportunities. The lesson also aims to raise awareness on the fine line that exists between being an "ambitious candidate" and an "annoying candidate".

What Students Will Be Able To Do After This Section

This lecture reviews the process of assessing your professional network to identify the people that can help you. It provides a step by step approach to contacting connections and discovering new opportunities.

Preparation - Forming Strategic Connections

This lecture discusses the follow up approach in more detail and provides suggestions on expanding your reach to professionals in your industry.
Execute - Following Up & Expanding Your Network
Selling Yourself During the Interview Process
6 Lectures 28:15

This lecture introduces you to the Interviewing Section. It prepares you to learn about different aspects of interviews that tend to trip up career seekers.

What Students Will Be Able To Do After This Section

This lecture describes the different types of interviews: Phone Interviews, Face-to-Face Interviews, and Web Based Interviews. It reviews common mistakes made by career seekers, outlines what must be done to prepare for each type of interview and explains the best practices. The lecture also introduces course takers to Behavioral Interview Questions and describes why companies use this interviewing technique.

Preparation - Understanding the Different Types of Interviews

Part 1 of this lecture teaches course takers about the STAR Tactic and how it can be used to answer behavioral interview questions. It also provides some examples demonstrating the use of the STAR tactic.

Preview 05:35

This lecture goes over the interview questions that require the career seekers to talk about themselves. It spends time outlining the best approach to take when answering the infamous "Weakness" Question.

Execute - Excelling in the Interview Process (Part 2)

This lecture reviews the two communication styles that can be used by interviewers. It explains both styles and provides course takers with instructions on how to identify the type of communication being used and how to effectively respond to those questions. It also helps career seekers to determine which style they relate to most.

Execute - Excelling in the Interview Process (Part 3)

The last lecture in this section provides instruction on the types of questions to ask at the end of your interview. It discusses do's and don'ts and provides you with a "trial close" question that might help you identify an interviewer's concerns about your skills, giving you a 2nd chance to sell yourself.

Execute - Excelling in the Interview Process (Part 4)

This Quiz reviews the topics covered in the Interviewing Skills lectures.

Interviewing Skills Quiz
2 questions
Focusing on Continued Career Growth
3 Lectures 11:31

This section discusses the steps that need to be taken once you've begun in your new role to ensure that you continue to grow professionally.

What Students Will Be Able To Do After This Section

This lecture provides advice on how to ensure people will be willing to help you grow in your role. It also provides instruction on how to identify the right people to follow and listen to.

Preparation - Identifying the People That Can Help Steer Your Career

Our final lecture discusses the most important factor that influences one's career growth within their company: Performance. It also explains the importance of getting consistent feedback from company leadership.

Execution - Perform, Ask For Feedback, & Follow Up
About the Instructor
Rudy Racine
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Certified Professional Career & Leadership Coach

Rudy Racine is a Certified Career & Leadership Coach and Founder of HireLearners, a coaching & consulting company dedicated to helping individuals grow, and offering support to organizations working to develop future leaders.

Rudy has over 15 years of experience helping individuals secure career opportunities in a variety of fields. He has worked as a Regional Recruiter in the New York City area, a Director of Career Services at two different colleges, and most recently in the not-for-profit sector directing a Back to Work program helping low-income residents secure employment.

He is extremely passionate about motivating individuals to reach their full potential and works hard to help professionals fight off complacency. He discovered Udemy in 2014 and fell in love with the wealth of information available at his fingertips. He is committed to shining a light on the self-motivated, driven interactive learners that take the initiative to learn new things without being told. He truly believes that these are the types of career seekers employers want to meet, and he is committed to making the connection.