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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This lecture is a continuation of the resume process and walks students through the process of adding content to their resume.
This lecture reviews adding professional experience to your resume file and provides you with examples of bullets beneath the positions listed.
Students will learn how to create a cover letter and become aware of the 5 key components needed to increase its effectiveness.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Quiz reviews the topics covered in the Interviewing Skills lectures.
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.
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.
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.
Rudy Racine is the Founder of HireLearners, a company dedicated to connecting employers with career seekers focused on improving their skills through interactive learning.
He has over 10 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.