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Published 7/2014 English

Course Description

"A very informative course with a great suite of downloadable materials. There are many techniques that I have never even considered while conducting a job hunt." -Christopher Taber

Be Part of the Career Empowerment Movement // Course v4.0 Live October 2016

Present Yourself Like a Pro on Your Resume, LinkedIn® Profile, and in Interviews

You know how competitive the job market is and also that a great job is key to living a happy life, but you weren't taught how to job hunt in school. After investing two or three afternoons or evenings learning to master the labor market and your professional presentation skills, you'll be able to qualify yourself for positions that pay more (one participant qualified themselves for a position paying $20,000/yr. more within 3 weeks), to source opportunities so that you don't waste your valuable time, and to present yourself articulately, with confidence, and with purpose. Think of it this way--you invest $249 and a few afternoons or evenings and within weeks you get:

  • A significant increase in your lifetime earnings
  • A meaningful professional network
  • The ability to connect with (almost) anybody

If you learn and use these strategies, this course is easily worth $30,000 to you in the form of increased pay, control over your career, and unlocked opportunities.

Beautifully Produced Videos and the Best Research Available

This collection of 150+ lectures, exclusive guides, templates, sample banks, and more addresses the full range of topics relevant for the modern leader including professional network cultivation and management, resume keyword optimization, professional presentation on LinkedIn®, and much more. The course designed following the structure used at the career management offices of the University of California at Berkeley and is used by the career centers at the EDHEC Global MBA program and California State University business schools. Each module leverages cutting-edge research from organizations like Harvard Business School, the McKinsey Consulting Group, and Duke University. As a premium subscriber to the course, you'll get lifetime access to:

  • 150+ engaging, functional, research-driven videos presented in HD and designed by the animators at Eazl Studios in San Francisco
  • Pro-grade resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn® profile summary templates
  • Word tracks to use for e-networking, requesting professional recommendations, handing tough interview scenarios, and other tricky situations
  • Step-by-step guides on resume writing, resume keyword optimization, and advanced LinkedIn® profile building
  • Resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn® summary banks for a variety of professional backgrounds
  • and much more--this course is frequently updated

You also have a 30-day money back guarantee if you aren't 100% satisfied with our work. Enroll now and start creating the future you want.

Version release notes:

  • January 2, 2015: What's New in Version 2.0
    • Added the interview hacking cluster of modules
    • Added additional SideBYSides by request
  • February 22, 2015: What's New in Version 2.2
    • Added additional quizzes to support learning
    • Integrated private Facebook group access
  • March 5, 2015: What's New in Version 2.3
    • Did a sweeping review of SideBYSides and adjusted all audio issues on LinkedIn® SideBySides
  • April 10, 2015: What's New in Version 3.0
    • Added further study section on career planning, career technologies, and common resume challenges
    • There are all new intros that are much more fun and engaging!
    • Better reinforced learning with key learning outcomes and quizzes
  • June 11, 2015: What's New in Version 3.1
    • Added an segment of an interview with the Charles Hugh Smith, the economist and author, on the power of accrediting yourself in the modern economy.
    • Added four new sample resumes for you to use as you develop yours!
    • Added two new cover letters to the sample bank!
  • August 5, 2015: What's New in Version 3.2
    • Added the Guide to Post-Interview Follow Up (thanks for the suggestion Missy!). You can find it in Lecture 85.
  • August 28, 2015: What's New in Version 3.2.1?
    • Flow through to a few of the updates we've been making via the EazlVlog so that you can contextualize course concepts with real life scenarios and easy-to-use recipes.
  • October 21, 2015: What's New in Version 3.2.2?
    • Fixed an issue where the audio was creating blank space on two SideBYSide lectures. Thanks for helping us find the issue Cyrus!
    • Added an additional vlog link related to exporting your resume so that it works more seamlessly with the latest ATSs.
  • December 22, 2015: What's New in Version 3.3?
    • We've added a recording of the Practical Immigration Strategies for Working in the USA panel. This is a three-person panel discussion with Ari Sauer, a US-based immigration lawyer, Nick Livingston, a San Francisco-based technical recruiter, and Davis Jones, the co-founder of Eazl. Use this to dive into the world of US work visas and immigration strategies.
  • February 1, 2016: What's New in Version 3.3.1?
    • By popular request, we've created and uploaded a guide with sample interview questions, good responses, and other question prompts around specific work habits and practices. You can find it in lecture 77!
  • What's new in version 4.0?
    • Career Hacking 4.0 has a whole new suite of features and content for the AI-disrupted job search. In addition to new content centered around LinkedIn® and the data-driven recruiter, 4.0 also features an brand new section to help you level up your soft skills. Similar one of the first (and still the best) conversation training tools, Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," the new section will help you be a much better conversationalist and networker. We also de-escalated some modules and integrated micro-networking actions throughout the course to help participants get in the habit of digital professional networking. Enjoy the new course!

What are the requirements?

  • Access to Microsoft Word, Pages (Mac), or Other Word Processing Software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Prepare keyword-rich, targeted resumes that get results.
  • Present themselves powerfully on LinkedIn® and separate themselves from other professionals.
  • Source and create career opportunities using traditional and non-traditional techniques.
  • Build relevant professional networks that are the foundation for a sustainable career.
  • Interview competently and persuasively while being themselves.
  • Negotiate job offers successfully.

What is the target audience?

  • Professionals looking to get promoted or job hunt in stealth
  • Job seekers who want to improve their results
  • Recent college graduates
  • People considering a career change
  • Participants in and recent graduates from MBA programs
  • Current undergraduate students

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the New Job Hunting Landscape
BRAND NEW: Career Hacking Version 4.0 Launched Winter 2016/17
Preview
00:53
Testimonial by Sandra Richez, Head of Career Services, EDHEC Global MBA
Preview
Article
Welcome: Technology is Changing the World of Job Hunting
Preview
07:20
Access to the Private Facebook Group and Brain Boosts
Preview
Article
Section 2: Resumes in a World of AI and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs)
The Two Ways that Resumes Can Determine Your Future
01:41
02:31

One of the most important things to realize when you build your resume is this: You don't want to be everything to everybody. In other words, you don't want to claim to have a very broad range of skills that apply to many different kinds of jobs and organizations. Recruiters want to know that you have skills for the specific position they are looking to fill. This is why it is important to pick your Big Six Skills and talk about them, then continuously refer back to them throughout your resume, LinkedIn® Profile, and cover letter.

02:52

You are an iceberg. People tend to sell themselves short when they think about skills that they have. The reality is that you just have to present your life experiences in a way that helps other professionals understand how their organizations can use your perspective. If you are a young job seeker and don't have much professional experience, that is okay! For any candidate, finding relevant bullet points is about reflecting back on past experiences (from schooling, part time jobs, projects, athletics, volunteer work, hobbies, and other life experiences) and framing them in a way that makes sense for the Big Six Skills that you're presenting.

4 questions

In this quiz, we'll reinforce your ability to strategically identify your core professional messaging strategy and the experiences you'll use in resume and other professional communication situations.

04:08

Some organizations--especially large ones--often use algorithms to process resumes. If your resume doesn't have the right buzzwords, language, or key words in the copy, then it may not even make it in front of a real human being. In order to get past the robots, use our Step By Step Guide to the A.R.P. in order to keyword optimize your resume.

How much do you know about resume keyword optimization?
3 questions
Using Eazl's Power Language Tool to Design Content [Power Language Tool Here]
01:48
03:38

Using brands, numbers, and details in the body content of your resume will build trust with the reader, and that's crucial! Here, you'll learn how to think about each bulletpoint and use Eazl's supplementary tools to develop killer resume content.

Using the Eazl Schematic for Writing a Powerful Executive Summary
01:21
[Optional] Don't Get Bogged Down with These Resume Myths
01:28
[Optional] A Few Tips to Bulletproof Your Resume
01:20
Section 3: Let’s Write Your Winning Resume Together [SideBySides]
The Story Behind the $1,500 Resume + Access to Resume Resources
02:49
Resume Resource Bank [Resume Templates & Sample Bank Here]
Article
Reverse Engineering and Building the Big Six Skills
13:10
Describing Organizations and Using Job Titles
07:31
Designing a Keyword Optimization Strategy
05:24
Writing Great Resume Content for a Past Job
07:47
Writing Great Resume Content for a Volunteer Position
04:37
Writing an Intelligent Position Description
01:35
Writing a Powerful Executive Summary
05:02
Designing the Education Section
02:16
Finishing Up: Describing Another Full-time Position
02:51
Finishing Up: Describing an Academic Research Post
04:13
Finishing Up: Describing a Professional Internship
03:47
Finishing Up: Adding Languages and Other Extras
02:02
From the Vlog: Exporting Your Resume to Work with ATSs
Article
From the Vlog: Coding Labs, GitHub, and Personal Websites on Tech Resumes
Article
Extra: How to Handle Promotions within the Same Organization
01:49
Section 4: Let's Build Out Your "Professional Brand" with a Great LinkedIn® Profile
Welcome to the Front Lines of AI’s Disruption of Recruiting [Guide in Resources]
03:36
How to Connect Your Big Six Skills with Your LinkedIn® Profile Using Images
02:34
SideBYSide: How to Source Personal Branding Collateral from YouTube®
02:41
SideBYSide: How to Source Personal Branding Collateral from Slideshare®
01:29
Using Your Profile Photo to Lower Friction with Recruiters
02:23
How to Take Your Own Professional Photo [Makeup Guide for Business Photos Here]
03:00
Intelligent Design for LinkedIn® Profile Headlines
03:02
How to Write Powerful LinkedIn® Summaries [Guide to LinkedIn® Summaries Here]
03:38
The Opportunity for Visual Branding on Your LinkedIn® Profile
3 questions
Section 5: Let's Build a Standout LinkedIn® Profile Optimized for Both People and Software
People Like Pictures and Robots Like Data
00:44
Part 1: Summary Design and Collection of Supplementary Collateral
07:24
Part 2: Integrate Your Headshot and Summary Collateral, Generate a Custom URL
08:16
Part 3: Taking Your Professional Story Live with Visual Collateral
05:56
Part 4: Linking Educational Institutions and Making Your Degrees Pop
02:51
Part 5: Using the Supplemental Sections
02:39
Part 6: Connecting Skills with Your Big Six and Optimizing Advanced Features
05:09
Extra: How to Source Beautiful Copyright-free Banner Images for your Profile
01:34
From the Vlog: Two Recipes for Getting LinkedIn Recommendations
Article
Section 6: How to Make Your Cover Letter Your Job-winning Sidekick
Cover Letters Are Important, Sometimes
00:57
The Cover Letter Resource Bank [Templates and Samples in Resources]
Article
Crafting Your Cover Letter Strategy [Barriers Checklist in Resources]
02:35
Hack: How to Mass Customize Your Cover Letters
01:17
Eazl's SIS System for Decoding Organizational Cultures [SIS Guide Here]
01:40
How are you going to approach your cover letter?
2 questions
SideBYSide: Writing a Cover Letter that Makes the Difference
10:05
Section 7: Four Soft Skills that Will Get You Further than Most Technical Skills
Where the Most Value is Usually Created (You’ll Be Surprised)
01:52
When You Kick Over the Beehive, Someone’s Going to Get Stung
03:28
The Best Statement isn’t a Statement...
01:40
The Fuel that Drives New Relationships
03:29
The Big Secret to Motivating People
03:02
Section 8: Job Search 2.0: Integrating Technology and Networking into Your Job Search
Taking the Power Back: The Entrepreneurial Job Search
01:07
Why Organizations Hire and How it Impacts Your Job Search
02:48
Your Secret Weapon: Job Search CRM [e-Networking Word Tracks Here]
02:09
SideBYSides: Setting Up Your Job Search CRM
06:22
What is CRM and why does it matter to you?
2 questions
Boolean Techniques: How to Search Like an Expert [Guide to Boolean Search Here]
02:32
SideBYSide: Kaman's Boolean Search Trick for Finding Related Companies
01:12
What are Boolean search operators and why do they matter?
2 questions
Who is Scanning My Resume?
01:44
How to Use Recruiters and Staffing Agencies
02:22
How to Uncover Middle Market Opportunities
01:34
02:35

Note: The guide found in this resources section is a re-posting of the CCMM guide found attached to the Job Search CRM module.

SideBYSides: Finding Networking Targets on LinkedIn®
05:28
SideBYSides: Researching Organizations on LinkedIn®
05:53
How the Hidden Job Market Works
01:37
How to Use Informal Chats to Build a Network
03:01
What is the culture of informal professional conversations?
2 questions
EazlLive: An Example of an Informal Chat
08:22
Section 9: How to Win in the Interview While Being Yourself
It’s About Preparation and Knowing Your Audience
01:29
How the Interviewing System Works
01:44
By Request: How to Sell Yourself Without Selling
02:26
Data Science on the Traits Fortune 500 Hiring Managers Seek
01:43
EazlViews: A Fortune 500 Recruiter on Interviewing
02:02
Hacking Interview Prep: The BORG System [Interview Cheat Sheet Here]
01:56
EazlViews: A Fortune 500 Recruiter on References [Reference Templates Here]
03:37
How to Use Crisis Narratives to Tell Powerful Stories
02:47
Sample Interview Questions, Good Responses, and Additional Practice
3 pages
How to Handle the Weakness Question
01:23
How to Master the Art of Small Talk
01:48

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Instructor Biography

Davis Jones, MBA, Co-founder of Eazl, Winner of Udemy's Innovation Award

Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the venture-backed professional development community headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to launching the Eazl community, Mr. Jones placed talent at firms in Silicon Valley, the city of San Francisco, and the North Bay as a headhunter for Robert Half, the international talent consulting firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues. While working in talent acquisition, his clients included Western Digital, Lending Club, Hitachi, and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies and small and medium-sized organizations like hedge funds, non-profits, and biotechnology companies. Before joining Robert Half, Mr. Jones was a team lead and content marketer for the CCA Group, a financial technology consultancy specializing in institutional crowdfund investing.

In 2014, Mr. Jones was named one of the North Bay Business Journal's People of the Year for his international economic empowerment work and today, Eazl is a community of more than 80,000 ambitious professionals around the world. Eazl's production team is honored to have won multiple production and innovation awards for excellence in producing video-based learning experiences, including Udemy's Innovation Award two years in a row and Skillshare's Top 5% honor.

Mr. Jones earned an MBA with a focus in global finance from EDHEC Business School in France, ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world by The Economist, and a bachelor's degree in international economics with a focus on international development (with highest honors) from Sonoma State University in California.

Instructor Biography

Eazl Talent, Winner of Udemy Innovation Award, Udemy Best Seller 2016

The Eazl Talent Network is a community of 80,000+ marketers, innovators, and entrepreneurs at the front lines of technology, business, and social change. 

Through our Eazl Talent team, the Eazl Blog, our award-winning video courses, and the Eazl YouTube channel we make it easier for people to learn new skills and apply those skills with good teams and organizations. 

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