This new course had 597 students enroll in 72 hours. It covers all aspects of both successfully applying and being offered a job. It is designed for graduates who want to get a good job that reflects their academic success, rather than the zero hour contract or part-time jobs that more than 50% of graduates finally finish up doing.
The course comprises of short lectures on all aspects of job seeking and could be completed in a couple of hours. To fully benefit the student should then revisit the material and carry out the tasks in depth.
The author has very successfully helped many graduates secure jobs including overseas students. He has run courses and worked one on one. He was involved in BrightFutures at Swansea University and regular speaker at their annual Employer/Graduate dinner.
Mike Leahy has spent considerable time putting this course together to be comprehensive, easy and interesting to follow and very practical. This is where academia and practicality walk hand in hand. Anyone following this course has the very best chance of securing the job they want. In addition some lectures cover life skills.
If you are looking for top tips to secure that job then this course is perfect for you.
Well done. Off to a good start. Download the pdf or take a clean shee of paper and carry out this simple exercise. Will only take about 20 minutes
This course is straight talking heads with no fancy graphics or effects, written to give you the information straight. it's practical and easy to follow. It will give the the very best chance to succeed in the job market. Complete the course and you'll not look back. Complete the course, get that job, leave a review. Thank you for subscribing to my course.
Change your life style around to be more effective and efficient. Trouble is we all get into bad habits too quickly
You will surprise yourself when you see just how many skills you have.
You've been invited to an interview. Great. But this is just the beginning to your success. In fact this is whee the work begins in earnest. Remember you have just one shot at the job. Put the work in now and shorten the odds. Give yourself a better chance.
Before you even start you need to think about what you need to do to succeed at the interview. Here are the main elements
Writing your CV is just half way to the finished product. Here you learn how to produce outstanding resumes, some in colour and others with photographs. Stunning templates that can be transformed in as little as 60 minutes
You've finished Section Two so here's a short exercise for you. No sweat. And its for your eyes only but still take a few minutes to complete
Most people suffer from some lack of confidence. This may be about something bin particular. But is is worth knowing that over 83% of the population are afraid of public speaking and interviews. These exercises will be very helpful and should be tried.
If there is a job description read it through. Looks good, interesting and something you'd like to do? Then great but check it thoroughly and get some answers lined up and questions too.
People get an impression of you within a few short seconds. Your body language portrays more than you'll ever know. Not just on meeting but throughout.
They say first impressions count. And it is really true. When you meet someone for the first time your brain compartmentalises them. You have an image in your mind and expectations of that image. How you dress is crucial but need not be expensive
Facebook, YouTube, Google and LinkedIn app play an important part in our lives. Sometimes we are indiscreet and sometimes we have not taken any action. Employers now check you out. Apart from anything else make sure you have job history the same as your CV
The employer wants to know about both job and life skills. Often it's not necessary to have previous experience because a new employee can be trained. Then the question is can they be trained?
The employer is interested in you, your past and what goes on in your mind. He has to take a gamble on choosing the right person for the job. If he chooses wisely he will have a real investment. If he makes a mistake it can be expensive. the wrong person may be unable to do the job, not get on with the other employees, be dishonest, start and go on long-term sick. There are a dozen problems with making the wrong choice. So what often happens is hat no decision is made or it takes several days. Be open. Be honest.
I have always been amazed at he number of people hat I've interviewed who knew nothing about the company. Often they didn't even know about he job. I've had people completely inadequate to do or even learn how to do a job. Some didn't read the job description properly whilst others are dreaming.
Some interviewees think they know what the employer is looking for. You need to listen and ask questions too. You have 2 ears and one mouth. Use both but in that proportion. Your questions are important but listen to the answers and don't assume,
Actions speak louder than words. Its not the worlds best kept secret. Its just a brilliant 120 second exercise you can do anywhere without any exertion that works.
You have learnt interview techniques, practised questions and answers, prepared your clothes the night before, got to the interview with plenty of time and are ready to go into the building. If it's upstairs don't take the lift, using your lungs and some good deep breathing with get those grey cells working as you walk up the stairs, but don't be out of breath!! More great tips in this video.
Now you should be ready to go. Download the pdf and carry out the simple instructions that will round off this section
Most people leave the interview with no decision. Then they are worried and frustrated. Will they get a phone call offering them the job? You need to take control. And here is how.
Thank you for competing this course. I do hope you enjoyed and found beneficial . I will be adding content to this course so watch out. Please find the time to review. New students rely on reviews to decide whether to enroll. Good luck with getting a job that you enjoy and that rewards you well.
There are different types of interviews. Here are some types and tips
With over 40 years experience at the University of Life, Mike has a wide range of people skills and has been cinema manager, Salesman, Manager and National Sales Manager for small and Blue Chip Companies. He has had several businesses over the last 25 years and has been a sales trainer, run motivational and self-esteem, marketing, health & safety and disability access courses across the UK.
He is currently managing director of Swan TV, a new internet tv station, runs a meals-on-wheels business, and carries out health and safety and disability training and consultation. Recently he was successfully running courses for unemployed people and English as a second language for students wishing to raise their language level to gain admission at UK universities. He believes that the majority of people want to improve their lives and lifetime learning is the opportunity to either learn a new skill or teach something that you are passionate about.
He is a film-maker and has presented his own on-line weekly radio show. He is interested in gardening, painting and writing and said "The internet has brought such huge opportunities to anyone who wants to start their own business, promote a cause or engage with others across the world with the same passions, interests and questions. It is becoming easier by the day to create your own space and success here."
He claims to be the original Gemini Man with a wide range of interests. See his full bio on LinkedIn.