How to Land Your DREAM Job
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How to Land Your DREAM Job

Learn How to Succeed in Getting a Job
4.5 (17 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,131 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Efficiently and effectively apply to target companies
  • Craft winning resumes that land inteviews
  • Confidently nail any job interview
  • Know what to do from start to end for the recruitment process
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You're here because you've decided you're going to find, apply to, and LAND your dream job.

But you don't want to fumble around and leave your recruitment efforts to chance.

Do you need a winning resume? Check.

Do you need to hit home runs with your interviews? Check.

Do you need to be smart about how you search for and apply to jobs? Check.

Do you need to be smart about your post interview followup? Check.

To have YOUR best chance at landing your dream job in finance, 

Years ago, when I first decided to land a finance job.

With no finance background.  Without the strategies and tactics that I know now, that I had to learn the hard way.

It took 31 one applications before a 1st interview.  By the time I was finished, I had sent in over 100 applications to get two job offers.

I made a lot of mistakes.  Especially early on.

It doesn't have to be nearly that hard for you. You can learn from our experience.

We are two experienced business professionals with a collective two decades of experience across multiple industries.

We've gone through it all. 

We've searched, applied to, interviewed at, received offers, worked at, and even later acted on the other side of the table helping our respective companies recruit candidates.

We've been on both sides.  

We've written and crafted winning resumes as well as looked and sifted through 1000's of candidate resumes. 

What if I don't have a specific job or company to apply to?

No worries.  These strategies and tips will help you whether you're just starting to think about getting a new job or whether you're already neck deep in the recruitment process. 

What will I be able to do after I take your course?

After taking our course, you will be:

  • Confidently and efficiently apply to jobs
  • Craft winning resumes that get you more interviews
  • Confidently prepare for and conduct yourself during interviews
  • Win the post interview "after party" period with smart follow ups. 

Tell me again why I should take your course?

Plus, you have absolutely ZERO risk.

Udemy gives you a 30-day money back guarantee and they're really really good on that.

So if you've read this far, you have no excuse. You have no risk at all.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals seeking to land their dream job
  • College or MBA students looking to land a job
  • Working professionals seeking to transition into a different field
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Curriculum For This Course
63 Lectures
Intro - What Does This Course Cover?
1 Lecture 01:21

Overview of course curriculum

Preview 01:21
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 02:13

You've made the right choice!  Between the two of us, we have over 20 years of experience working in finance roles across a number of different industries.  We've applied to, interviewed for, received offers from, worked at, and even recruited for more companies than we can count.  We've been there.  We can help you.

Preview 00:41

How to take this course.

Preview 01:32
Job Search Strategies and Tips
21 Lectures 01:56:03

Overview of the strategies and tips to be covered in this section.

Preview 01:10

Describes the hiring process and how it can be random at times. Focus on the process!

Preview 08:36

Tips for working with recruiters and HR personnel.

Preview 05:23

Strategies for college students applying to school job postings.

Applying to University Job Postings

How to leverage internships as an entry point into a full-time job.

Internships as an Entry Point

The benefits of informational interviews and how to use them to get a job.

Informational Interviews

What if your target company does not recruit at your school? No sweat.

Preview 01:29

Job search tips for students or graduates with a low grade point average (GPA).

What to do if You Have a Low GPA

How to leverage your university and alumni resources to get a finance job.

University and Alumni Resources

How to get the most out of career fairs.

How to Suceed at Career Fairs

Clean up your social media profiles! Employers will research you online before interviewing or hiring you.

Clean Up Your Social Media Profiles

How to create a targeted list of companies when searching for a job in finance.

Identifying Target Companies

There are no dumb questions but there are lazy questions.  Ask these instead.

Ask Invested Questions

Explanation of what the "hidden" job market is and how to be a part of it.

The Hidden Job Market

How to use LinkedIn to conduct research on companies and their employees.

LinkedIn Stalking 101

How to apply for jobs on LinkedIn.

Applying for Jobs on LinkedIn

The benefits of networking with industry organizations when looking for a job.

Networking with Industry Organizations

Strategies for applying online to corporate job postings.

Applying Online to Corporate Job Postings

Tutorial on how to find job opportunities on

How to Use

Introduction to working with recruiters and how they can help you in your job search.

Working With Recruiters - Pros and Cons

Summary of job search strategies and tips:  Put them into practice!

Summary of Job Search Strategies and Tips

Quiz on Job Search Strategies and Tips
2 questions
Create a Winning Resume in 1-Hour
12 Lectures 01:24:50

A winning resume is absolutely necessary to a successful job search.

Preview 01:17

Learn about how the resume is used as a tool in the job search process and its importance.

The Importance of a Resume

Learn what a good finance resume looks like! 

Characteristics of a Good Resume

Learn about resume scanning systems and ensure that your resume actually gets delivered to HR.

Resume Scanning Systems

How to use word clouds to refine your resume.

How to Analyze the Job Description (Word Cloud)

Tutorial on how to use to critique and score your resume. Great resource!

Scoring Your Resume Using Rezscore

The importance of tailoring your resume for each job vs. creating a generic resume.

Tailor Your Resume for Each Job

How to use online resume tools to create a winning finance resume. Goodbye Microsoft Word!

Online Resume Creation Tools

Should you write a cover letter or not? We'll talk about the pros and cons.

To Cover Letter or Not to Cover Letter

Step-by-step tutorial on how to create a winning finance resume from scratch (Part 1).

How to Build a Winning Resume - Part 1

Step-by-step tutorial on how to create a winning finance resume from scratch (Part 2).

How to Build a Winning Resume - Part 2

But a winning resume is still not enough.  

Summary of How to Create a Winning Resume

Quiz on How to Create a Winning Resume
2 questions
Job Interview Hacks
19 Lectures 01:40:17

Overview of how to nail your interview.

Preview 00:35

Learn what the interview process is like from beginning to end.

The Interview Process

Tips for performing well during phone interviews.

Phone Interviews Tips

Online and video montage interview strategies and tips.

Online Interview and Video Montage Tips

Learn about personality tests and how they're used in the hiring process.

Personality Tests

Tips for performing well on online skill tests during the job screening process.

How to Succeed at Skill Testing

Tips for preparing for your in-person job interview.

Preparing for Your In-Person Interview

Pre-interview checklist to ensure that you don't forget anything!

Pre-Interview Checklist

What to wear to the interview and how to present yourself. 

How You Should Dress and Present Yourself

The proper handshake is more than just a handshake.


How to perform well in group and multi-round interviews.

Group and Multiple Round Interviews

Learn what hiring managers are actually looking for and how to use that information to your advantage.

What are Hiring Managers Really Looking For?

Learn about common interviewer techniques and how to successfully navigate them. 

Common Interviewer Techniques

Ten common interview questions to practice.

The 10 Most Common Interview Questions

Learn how to respond to technical questions during the interview process. 

How to Deal With Technical Questions During an Interview

Tips and strategies for answering behavioral questions during the interview. 

Answering Behaviorial Questions

The importance of collecting business cards during the in-person interview.

Collecting Business Cards

Should you send a thank you email after the interview?

Thank You Emails and Templates

Summary of job interviewing strategies and tips.  Don't have to do them all but pick a few and go all the way with them.

Summary of Job Interview Hacks

Quiz on Interviewing for a Finance Job
2 questions
After the Interview
7 Lectures 21:45

Nailed your interview?  Great.  But there is still much work to be done.

Preview 00:42

Learn what happens after you interview for a job. 

This is What Happens After the Interview

Here's how the offer process works after the job interview. 

The Offer Process Explained

Pros and cons of asking for more money or time off after receiving a job offer.

Should You Ask for More Money or Time Off?

Congratulations, you completed the interview! What if you don't hear from anyone for several days? We'll share our insights.

What to do if You Don't Hear Anything After the Interview

Stick to the job search process. You only need one!

Looking for a Job is Like Dating

When done right, you win even if you don't get the job offer.

After the Interview Summary

Quiz on After the Interview
2 questions
1 Lecture 01:26

Well done! You're definitely now ready to go land your dream job in finance. 

About the Instructor
Brandon Young
4.4 Average rating
235 Reviews
8,240 Students
3 Courses
Data Scientist

Brandon Young is an experienced data science, finance, and real estate professional in Charlotte, NC. He teaches courses in financial modeling and real estate analysis. Brandon is a Marine Corps veteran and served in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East.


Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from UNC Charlotte.

Master’s degree in Finance from Tulane University.

Bachelor’s degree in Management from Park University.

Symon He
4.5 Average rating
2,277 Reviews
43,794 Students
10 Courses
Stanford MBA | Real Estate & Startup Guy |

Hey, thanks for checking out my courses.  

I am a real estate consultant and startup advisor based out of Los Angeles CA.

I currently help startup founders and small business entrepreneurs build financial models and projections for their businesses and private real estate investors with their acquisitions analysis and deal structuring.  Please message me directly for consulting inquiries.

Previously, I was Head of Marketing Analytics at the Panda Restaurant Group after first serving as a senior financial analyst leading real estate and new store underwriting efforts. 

Prior to that, I worked on over $400M in commercial real estate investments at a private equity real estate fund.  Before that, I worked as a manager in the global M&A unit for a Fortune 80 company. 

I am also a cofounder of LearnAirbnb, a consultancy and research group specializing in the home-sharing economy.  

I graduated Magna Cum Laude in Computer Engineering and Economics from UC Irvine and hold an MBA from Stanford University.