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
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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:
Welcome Note to Students. Brief description of Forensic Training Unlimited and how we can help you achieve your forensic goals.
Audio describing why this course is important to you! Let's Get Going!
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.
Action step will help you clarify the differences between a job and a career.
How much do you know about forensic science? Take the quiz to find out?
Definition of Forensic Science and some examples of forensic specialties.
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.
Why reading is important in getting your forensic career started.
List of forensic reading material that I highly recommend any student having on their bookshelf.
How to enhance your college degree!
Suggested College Courses
Is a 4 year degree really necessary to get a forensic science job? This lecture answers that question.
Outline of what a crime scene investigator does (what the duties are).
Develop a backup plan to gain employment skills while in school or while you are applying for forensic positions.
Develop a game plan for your backup plan.
Volunteering Equals Experience
List of Places to Volunteer
You NEED a resume!
Think outside the norm (resume tips)
Just a short PDF guide of why your resume ends up in the 'round' file.
Outlines the importance of joining Professional Forensic Organizations.
List of Professional Forensic Associations. This is a brief list and there are many more!
Forensic Career Resource guide you can download.
Take this interactive quiz to determine what forensic specialist would process this piece of evidence.
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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