10 Ways to Help You Get The Forensic Job You Want
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10 Ways to Help You Get The Forensic Job You Want

Proven steps that help you stand out from other forensic job candidates and get hired as a forensic specialist
4.3 (7 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2017
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  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 7 mins on-demand audio
  • 18 Articles
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know first hand the MUST DO steps needed to start your forensic career
  • Learn the importance of having a mobile resume and why it can save you lots of time and money when applying to forensic positions
  • Develop a plan in starting your forensic career so you can be focused upon the forensic job you want to apply to/study for
  • Learn the importance in watching forensic type television shows
  • Know the type of information needed for forensic job interviews
  • Learn what forensic textbooks you should read that will help you understand the 'world' of forensic science
  • Develop a list of forensic resources needed to expand your forensic vocabulary
  • Have a list of 'proven' steps that will transform you from being a forensic student to becoming a forensic professional
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  • Prior Knowledge about Forensic Science
  • Desire to get started in a forensic career
  • Have a professional profile on LinkedIn (highly recommended)

10 Ways to Help You Get The Forensic Job You Want - Learn How to Get Started as a Forensic Professional and Get the Upper Hand When Applying to Forensic Jobs 

Terri's Online School:

  • Teaching over 20 Courses on Forensic Science, Death Investigations, Crime Scene Investigations
  • Teaching 4 Courses on Resume, Job Marketing, and LinkedIn 

Course Updated: September 14 2017


Are you ready to START your forensic career? Not sure how to get started? Are you a recent graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology/Administration of Justice? Are you looking to start a new career in forensics? If so, then this is the course for YOU!

Learn the 10 steps needed to set yourself apart when applying to forensic positions. Whether it's a position for a crime scene investigator, coroner investigator, crime analyst, forensic photographer, private investigator, or forensic nurse, this course provides the necessary steps FORMER FORENSIC STUDENTS have followed to become FORENSIC PROFESSIONALS they are today! 

Learn how to network with forensic professionals, how to enhance your college degree and how the forensic related shows, such as Bones, CSI, and NCIS, help you learn forensic terminology, vocabulary, and the scientific processes REAL forensic professionals do every day in the field and in the crime lab. 

This one hour introductory course includes downloadable resources to help you map out your own career pathway and help you keep on track in completing each career step. 

Delivered in short concise presentations outlining each step, the easy to follow class is THE ANSWER to many of your questions such as:

How to start a forensic career?

Where to look for a forensic job?

How to network with forensic professionals who are willing to help you find a forensic job?

How can you stand out from crowd of other job applicants who want the same job as you do?

Where to find specialized forensic training that will help you get a forensic job?

How to build your professional profile so agencies will notice your resume?

This course benefits students who are ready to start a forensic career but simply don't know where to START! 

Course includes quizzes that include photos from (real) crime scenes. 

Students who enroll receive:

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION--shows professional proof--helps set you apart from other candidates vying for the same forensic job.

SPECIFIC STEPS  that will help you transform from being a forensic student to becoming a forensic professional.

EXPERT TIPS from forensic professionals who have advised/mentored (former) students who are now forensic professionals themselves. 

CAREER WORKSHEETS that will help you create your own forensic career pathway so you can start mapping and planning your forensic career. 

PRACTICAL AND PROVEN STEPS which will help you start researching and planning for your forensic career

IMPLEMENTABLE STRATIGIES that not only can you start immediately but will help your resume get noticed by agencies hiring for forensic related positions including those for entry level positions, internships, and volunteer opportunities. 

Stop waiting and get started with your forensic career!


More About Terri's Online Courses:

  • Over 10,000 students trained since 2013 
  • All courses offer free lifetime access
  • All lectures are available for you to watch anytime & anywhere
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades are always free 
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee 
  • Join other students who have started a forensic career

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to start a forensic career but doesn't how to get started
  • For those looking to start a new career or lateral into a forensic position, this course provides tips as to how to get started in networking with forensic professionals.
  • Anyone who wants to know about more career tips for forensic science positions
  • Students who have a college degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology/Administration of Justice, current college students, and college bound students who have a basic knowledge of forensic science and want to learn what specific steps are needed to start a forensic job search.
  • Parents of high school/college students may wish to use this course as a "guide" to help their chidlren navigate toward a forensic position.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
Welcome to Your Forensic Career Pathway
4 Lectures 03:10

Welcome Note to Students. Brief description of Forensic Training Unlimited and how we can help you achieve your forensic goals.

Welcome Note!

Audio describing why this course is important to you! Let's Get Going!

Why This Course Is Important

What's the difference between a forensic job vs. a forensic career? Many students will say there is no difference but after completing this lecture, you will know the difference and be will be able to decide what pathway is best for you. 

Forensic Career vs. Forensic Job. What's the Difference?

Action step will help you clarify the differences between a job and a career. 

Action Step: Do you want a job or a career? What are the pros and cons for each?
2 Lectures 02:31

Instructor brief bio and her interests!

Preview 02:31

How much do you know about forensic science? Take the quiz to find out?

What do you know about Forensic Science?
2 questions

Definition of Forensic Science and some examples of forensic specialties.

What is Forensic Science?
1 page
Get "Exposed" to The World of Forensic Science
2 Lectures 07:39

Why it's important to watch and learn from CSI shows!

Preview 07:39

In criminal law, the term “CSI Effect” commonly refers to the perceived impact the CSI television show has on juror expectation and unexpected jury verdicts. This article coins a new phrase, “CSI Infection,” by focusing on the significant legal impact that the fear of “CSI Infected Jurors” has made upon the criminal justice system. The CSI Infection is the ubiquitous “It” factor that scholars cannot conclusively prove nor effectively explain away; however, practitioners overwhelmingly confirm the CSI Effect’s impact on criminal jury trials. The CSI Effect’s existence, the CSI Effect’s true or perceived impact on acquittals and convictions, and how to define the CSI Effect, permeates criminal trials. For example, litigators base their motions on the CSI Effect and build their trial strategies around the CSI Effect, transforming the legal arguments of trial lawyers on both sides of a case. Specifically, voir dire questions, jury instructions, as well as opening statements and closing arguments have been modified and correspondingly challenged on appeal – all because of the CSI Effect.

What is the CSI Effect? The Juries Expect More.
3 pages
Start Reading for Your Forensic Career
2 Lectures 05:07

Why reading is important in getting your forensic career started.

Start Reading and Increase Your Knowledge of Forensic Science

List of forensic reading material that I highly recommend any student having on their bookshelf. 

Action Step: What to Read--Suggested Topics/Content
Get Educated for a Forensic Career
3 Lectures 08:22

How to enhance your college degree!

Suggested Degrees

Suggested College Courses

College Courses

Is a 4 year degree really necessary to get a forensic science job? This lecture answers that question. 

Do You Really Need a Degree for a Forensic Career?
Forensic Career Paths: Different Career Disciplines+CSI Duties
3 Lectures 01:28
Forensic Career Path: Veterinary Forensics

Forensic Career Path: Forensic Accountant

Outline of what a crime scene investigator does (what the duties are). 

Forensic Career Path: What Does a Crime Scene Investigator Do?
Backup Plan--Plan Ahead
2 Lectures 03:22

Develop a backup plan to gain employment skills while in school or while you are applying for forensic positions.

What to Do While Waiting to Get Hired?

Develop a game plan for your backup plan. 

Action Step: What will you be doing while waiting for a job interview?
Volunteer: Getting Experience in Different Situations/Settings
2 Lectures 02:43

Volunteering Equals Experience

Why Volunteer? How it Helps Your Forensic Career

List of Places to Volunteer

Where to Volunteer in Your Community
Your Resume: Summarizing Your Experience and Expertise
3 Lectures 05:33

You NEED a resume!

Importance of a Resume

Think outside the norm (resume tips)

Resume Tip

Just a short PDF guide of why your resume ends up in the 'round' file. 

No Experience=Resume in the Round File
Professional Forensic Organizations
4 Lectures 02:57

Outlines the importance of joining Professional Forensic Organizations. 

Why Professional Organizations are SO Important to Your Career

List of Professional Forensic Associations. This is a brief list and there are many more!

Examples of Forensic Organizations
1 page

Forensic Career Resource guide you can download. 

So You Want to be a Forensic Scientist!

Action Step: Research/Google organizations relevant to your forensic goals

Take this interactive quiz to determine what forensic specialist would process this piece of evidence. 

Who would process this piece of evidence?
1 question
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About the Instructor
Terri Armenta Forensic Training Unlimited
4.2 Average rating
19 Reviews
986 Students
2 Courses
University Professor+Forensic Career Coach+Udemy Instructor

Your Success is My Goal. I've been teaching for over 15 years, specifically in Forensic Science, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Justice courses, as well as being a career mentor. During this time I've been an adjunct professor for several local colleges, a guest lecturer for a major organization, and have had the pleasure of teaching students of various ages and backgrounds.

What Do You Want to Learn?

Would you like to learn how to start a forensic career?

Are you wondering how to investigate a crime scene?

Wondering how to start networking with (forensic) professionals?

Looking for ways in how to market your resume?

Wondering how to create and develop a professional portfolio?

Looking for courses to help you train in becoming a forensic professional?

As a credentialed teacher, I've had my students investigate mock crime scenes, created a hands-on forensic training curriculum for both high school and college students, introduced forensic techniques via hands-on training laboratory activities, facilitated career seminars, and sponsored student involvement in professional workshops.

In addition, I created a niche of providing guidance to students by developing on-site career training courses, providing guides of how students can market their resumes and find internships, advising students the pros/cons of social media in marketing their career, and teaching the #1 secret to getting noticed on LinkedIn (believe it or not, many students still don't use LinkedIn for career creation or career advancement).

Several years ago, I realized the need of continued training for students interested in starting a career in forensic science, thus I founded Forensic Training Unlimited LLC (FTU), which is located in Southern California. FTU offers hands-on training, workshops, seminars, and online training courses specifically designed for students who want a career as a forensic professional. Currently, many of my former students are now working as Crime Scene Investigators, Death Investigators, Private Investigator, Forensic Nurses, Forensic Technicians, Autopsy Attendants, Fingerprint Specialists, and in various law enforcement positions.

I have several POST (Peace Officers Standards of Training) certificates, have trained with the Los Angeles County Coroner, Orange County (CA) Sheriff Department, and hold professional memberships in Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers, International Association for Identification, Latino Peace Officers Association, and the California State Division of the International Association of Identification. Lastly, I have a MS in Forensic Investigations.

I am passionate about bringing students closer to their forensic career goals and I'm proud to be considered a career mentor to students--of any age.

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