Landing The Right Job Quickly
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Landing The Right Job Quickly

Finding and obtaining your dream job leveraging the power of 4
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Created by Larry Malloy
Last updated 12/2014
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to leverage the power of 4 to find the right job quickly which includes your online personal brand, your online job search, networking, and working with recruiters.
  • Identify the job you want and focus your efforts on getting it.
  • Create a resume that gets the attention of 3 audiences: The applicant tracking system, HR, and the hiring manager.
  • Be skilled in the job search, finding posted and non-posted jobs.
  • Be skilled at driving recruiters and hiring managers to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Be skilled at crafting a cover letter that gets results.
  • Be confident and skilled in the interview process no matter which type of interview.
  • Be skilled at obtaining the highest salary for each job you apply.
  • Be skilled at leaving your current job in good standing.
  • Be skilled at starting the new job effectively.
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  • You must be willing to apply what you will be learning to your resume, cover letter, job search, and interview.
  • You must be willing to pick a career path that excites you or at the very least a direction that you believe will lead you to your dream job!

Have you submitted application after application through online job boards, without so much as receiving a phone call in return?

Have you gone through repeated interviews, only to lose the job to someone else, or worse: to be told, “I’m sorry, but we are continuing to look?”

Maybe you have a job but it’s not the job you really want – Why did you take it?

  • It was the first one that came along?
  • You felt like you were running out of time or luck?
  • It wasn't the job you thought it was?

Perhaps, you are part of the “under-employed” and you are having difficulty finding a position that was closer to the one you left behind?

Maybe you have been thinking of making a job or career change but were afraid to because of the economy or just plain uncertainty?

Or, maybe you’re just out of college or the military and you’re trying to get your new career started.

The Job market has changed dramatically over the last 5 years. What used to work doesn’t anymore. Old strategies will lead to wasted time and added frustration!

Forget what you’ve learned about your job search, networking, information sources, and your resume, because it has all changed.

  • I will share my background and how I ran into similar frustrations as yourself and how I discovered the secrets to landing the right job quickly.
  • I will also share changes in the job market – that may have left you frustrated so you can be more productive.

In this course on "Landing the right job quickly" you will learn:

  • 4 job search strategies that if applied, will help you land the right job quickly.
  • How to market yourself so recruiters and hiring managers come to you.
  • How to customize your resume so it reaches and gets the attention of the hiring manager.
  • What hiring manager are really looking for and how to set yourself apart from the competition so you land the job.
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone out of work that can't seem to find the right job!
  • Anyone frustrated with their job search or interview results
  • Anyone who want's to quickly advance their career.
  • Anyone who has a job, but it's not your "dream" job!
  • Anyone fresh out of the military or college and your looking for your first job.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Introduction: It's not the same job market!
1 Lecture 17:29

Introduction: It's not the same job market it used to be. Many things have changed including:

  • Competition
  • The job search process
  • Criteria employers use to select candidates
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Resources
  • Ability to market your skills and promote yourself

In this lesson, we are going to discuss my background and how I learned to be successful in a tough job market. We will discuss how the job market has changed. The rules for the new job market, and the biggest job search mistake I see most people make. This is a lesson you don't want to miss.

Preview 17:29
Resume Secrets
5 Lectures 01:09:33

In the digital age, your resume is so much more than just a sheet of paper with your accomplishments on it. It's your Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, LinkedIn profile, and your blog's your online brand. If a company is interested in you, they will go far beyond reading your resume. They will research you online. Therefore, you need to make sure your resume and online brand match. Rethink your view of your resume. The resume you submit for a position should be:

  • The best of you on paper.
  • Tailored to the needs of each job.
  • A living document.
  • Market you in the best light.

In this series of lessons, we are going to discuss:

  • What a resume is.
  • Why you need a resume.
  • Parts of the resume.
  • Resume length & duration.
  • What makes a great resume.
  • Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), keywords & your resume.
  • Matching your resume to your job description.
  • Making your resume stand out.
  • The resume litmus test.
  • Negotiating a bigger salary with your resume.
  • Resume tips.
  • Common resume mistakes.
What is a resume and why you need one

What makes a great resume has evolved over the last 5-10 years. Resumes now a days have to be formatted for 3 audiences which includes the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), human resources, and the hiring manager. In this lesson we will discuss what makes a great resume.

What makes a great resume

In this lesson learn how Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) work and what you can do to ensure you get through this first roadblock to an interview. Also, learn where you should put keywords within your resume to move forward to the interview process.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Keywords & Your Resume

In this lesson of advanced resume secrets, we will cover:

  • Matching your resume to the job description.
  • The resume litmus test.
  • Leveraging your resume to negotiate a bigger salary.
  • Escaping the resume black hole.
Advanced resume secrets

Learn and practice these resume tips to get the job faster. Tips include:

  • What a resume can and can't do.
  • Crafting your resume for 3 audiences.
  • Making your resume stand out.
  • Avoiding the resume black hole.
  • Negotiating a bigger salary with your resume.
  • The resume litmus test.

If you're not getting the results you want when applying for jobs, it might be because you're making some of these common resume mistakes. In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid common mistakes like:

  • Not using the right keywords in your resume.
  • Not tailoring your resume to each job posting.
  • Not highlighting relevant work experience.
  • Failure to proofread.
  • Making the resume all about you.
  • And much more.
Resume tips & common resume mistakes
Today's Job Search: Leveraging the power of 4 to find the right job quickly
4 Lectures 28:38

Successful job search strategies have changed dramatically over the last 5 years. In this lesson we talk about 4 strategies that when combined can dramatically accelerate your job search. They include:

  1. Your online personal brand.
  2. Your online job search.
  3. Networking.
  4. Working with recruiters.

You can obtain the right job leveraging any one of these strategies, but if you combine all four together, you have a powerful career tool.

Leveraging the power of 4 to find the right job quickly

Proper research can be the difference between failure and success in your job search, or between a career mistake and a dream job. In this lesson you will learn online job search strategies including:

  • Researching online.
  • Finding qualified jobs.
  • Customizing your resume.
  • Leveraging keywords.
  • Applying quickly.
  • Formatting for 3 audiences.
  • Networking.
  • And much more.
Building a job search strategy

Networking is just as critical as ever in your career, but it has changed dramatically over the last 5-10 years. In this lesson we will talk about:

  • Networking sources.
  • Growing your professional network through LinkedIn.
  • Networking tools.
  • Benefits of networking.
  • And much more.
Job search through networking

Learn how to develop an online presence so recruiters come to you. In this lesson, we will discuss:

  • Developing an online presence to attract the right recruiters.
  • Identifying the right recruiter for your occupation.
  • Developing the recruiter relationship.
Working with recruiters
Acing the Interview
5 Lectures 45:11

Facts about hiring managers: 1) Most hiring managers have little formal training in interviewing. 2) Most interviewers are afraid of making a mistake – your job is to alleviate that fear and provide as much evidence as possible that you will succeed in the position and make them look good to their superiors. In this lesson, you will learn strategies to improve your odds during an interview.

Understanding the mind of the interviewer

In this lesson, we are going to talk about the types of interviews you will run into including phone interviews, panel interviews and behavioral interviews and strategies to succeed in each interview type. After all, keep in mind: The goal of the resume is to get the interview. The goal of the interview is to get the offer. The goal of the process is to generate as many offers as possible.

Types of Interviews

In your career, you will find that there are certain work environments that you thrive in and others you do poorly in. This lesson will quickly give you tools and strategies to reveal those cultures to set yourself up for success.

Revealing Corporate Culture

Learn from the mistakes of others. In this lesson you will learn about these common mistakes and how to prevent them.

  • Arriving late to the interview.
  • Lack of preparation.
  • Dressing inappropriately.
  • Failing to demonstrate skills.
  • Mishandling questions.
  • Believing the most qualified candidate gets the job.
  • Assuming your resume will get you the job.
  • And much more.
Common Interview Mistakes

The close is an often over looked aspect of the interview process. Not asking for the job says that you're not really interested in the position or the company. This brief lesson talks about why it's important to close along with different ways to ask for the job based on who you are interviewing with.

The Close
After the interview
5 Lectures 50:09

A recent survey conducted by TheLadders found more than 75 percent of interviewers say receiving a thank you letter impacts their decision-making. With that said, a well written thank you letter is one more tool that can help you get your next job. In this lesson, we will discuss:

  • The purpose of following up.
  • What is a thank you letter and why they're still important.
  • Tips for a memorable thank you letter.
  • Following up without being a pest.
  • Thank you letter dos and don't s.
  • Thank you letters when you didn't get the job.
Follow up thank you letter

You have all the required skills. The interviews went great. You nailed every question. You’re a great fit for the job. So you get the phone call… “We are interested in moving forward. We need 3 references we can call to validate what you’ve told us.” Weeks go by then you get the email which says “After careful consideration, we regret to inform you that…” Unprepared references can unknowingly discredit your work on projects and undermine all the preparation and effort you put into the interview. You see references are the final, but critical, step in getting the job offer.

References are often overlooked until human resources request them prior to an offer. References should be nurtured as a critical part of your career network. In this lesson you will learn:

  • The importance of references.
  • References 101.
  • References dos and don'ts.
  • How to choose your references.
  • How to cultivate references.
  • The value of a strong network.

Most people accept the first offer presented by the employer. In this lesson you will learn how to assess an offer including:

  • Steps to considering an offer.
  • Questions to ask before accepting an offer.
  • How to assess an employment offer.
  • Due diligence tests before accepting an offer.
Assessing The Job Offer

You accepted the offer, now what do you do? The last impression you leave with a company can be just as important as your tenure. The way you leave your current employment is as important as what you did while you were employed there, therefore, leave in a professional manner.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • The importance of leaving a company in good standing.
  • Should you tell one company you're accepting another offer.
  • How to resign with class.
  • Counter-offers.
  • Leaving on good terms.
  • Getting off to the right start.
Successful Departing & Onboarding

Successful onboarding can mean the difference between struggling in your new job and having a great stepping stone in your career.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Make early connections.
  • Your 30, 60, 90 day plans.
  • Identifying key resources.
  • Developing critical relationships.
  • Identifying small early wins.
  • Bringing humility to the job.
  • Early course corrections.
  • Keeping it positive.
  • It's not about perfection.
Successful Onboarding
What's Next
1 Lecture 00:00

Here is an action plan along with resources referenced throughout the course to get you started quickly and effectively. Let me know how things go.

Getting Started Action Plan & Resources
5 pages
About the Instructor
Larry Malloy
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Career strategies & tools to get you noticed & hired!

I grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school, I went into the medical field in the military to help pay for college. I worked hard and advanced quickly up the ranks. After 4 years in the Army, I attended Colorado State University. I started out in Wildlife Biology but switched my major to Psychology when I decided I wanted to work in the private sector. I’ve always been fascinated with human growth and what motivates human behavior.

After a few years, I was hired on at Pentax Imaging Company, where I started out in customer service and technical support. I moved up the ranks from there to sales and later to marketing and product development. That’s where I found my passion. I love creating and marketing products and services. I worked at Pentax for approximately 12 years total with a short break from 2000-2002 where I spread my wings as an entrepreneur. At Pentax there was no formal management training program, so everything I learned was from books, audio tapes, and seminars. After 12 years, I was getting restless and wanted new challenges. Employees stayed with Pentax a long time, therefore, I was at a threshold, “Do I wait around for someone to retire, or do I look for additional challenges with another company?” I chose the latter.

My career hit it’s ups and downs from there. I choose a few companies that were going through major changes in their industries. I learned a lot during that time including the importance of:

  • Leadership at every level.
  • The importance of stepping up during times of uncertainty. These are the times you can quickly make a name for yourself.
  • Establishing a clear and unified vision. And,
  • Clear and frequent communication to every level within the organization.

It is my commitment to continually bring you the latest cutting-edge career systems and strategies that work, in an easy-to-access format that focuses you long-term while meeting your immediate needs.

To your career success!