Dear Future Partner,
Do you feel like your career is being dictated by your manager, or others that don't see what you love to do? Are you looking for ways to generate a better income? This course will give you that edge above your competition using some proven mind hacks for career growth. It's an authentic, transparent, approach that has actually been proven to work with various career types.
I've been a Huffington Post Career writer, TLNT The Business of HR career writer, and have lead the build of job recruiting platforms. I will be bringing this full proven knowledge base to you in this course. Inside this course you'll receive educational techniques to grow your career, but also some worksheets and playbooks you can put into real action. These resources were developed using real life scenarios that have increased salaries, changed careers, and improved personal branding. The best part is that these resources will not leave your side, and you can always come back to get a refresh. These again are proven solutions that have been used across various types of careers.
I've just outlined the key highlights of why this course will give you a roadmap for true career change. Please check the full list of topics yourself. Also, I want you to see the real value of this course before making any investment. This is why I've included a couple free videos you can watch RIGHT NOW.
What Else Will You Receive?
I hope we get to work together to find your best career path.
This quiz is just a few questions to get you started in the course. It will set the stage for some of the key learnings you will gather.
Set the foundation for the all the career lessons that you'll take. This is a chance for you to be honest about why your making a career or job change. This will help determine your next key steps, and leverage this information throughout the course.
Explore what gives you satisfaction out of a respective career. This will include a deep dive on your current situation as it relates to satisfaction, with an eye to your future career target opportunity.
This will be a short lesson to explain how to use the career success matrix spreadsheet. The worksheet is a resource that you'll be able to use throughout the entire course.
In this lesson we'll study how to set-up your initial networking strategy for current contacts, and building your network. There will be more detailed education on this topic, so this is the foundational education.
In this lesson we'll look at some best practices for personal branding. In later sections we'll get into tactics, but this will be used as part of that strategy.
Guidance on how to approach becoming a recognized expert in your field is the core of this section. This is one of the tactics that will be recommended for your overall career move, or job change strategy.
The people you know, and are currently part of your professional network are sometimes the most powerful. In this short lesson I will explain why they are important, and how to strategically interact with them.
It is critical to have a great understanding of LinkedIn best practices. It's the number 1 online social network for professionals, so investing time in this section is well worth it. Key LinkedIn features will be highlighted with a description on how to leverage each one.
In this section I will provide best practices and techniques for setting up a personal website. I will also include platforms that I recommend, and how to get your website up and running quickly. You personal brand will be off to a fantastic start after this chapter.
In order to have career success you'll need to have a plan. In this section will go into detail on the career success matrix template to help play your personal marketing plan.
In this lesson we'll look at how to take your self-promotion channels into a strategic plan.
The message about your skills, career, and ability needs to be clear and consise across channels. What you say in one channel needs to resonate in other channels as well. This includes live conversations, LinkedIn, and your own personal website. This section will give you a template and resource to make that happen.
The ability to articulate your brand story is more important than ever. This will make you stand out beyond your competition if you think about it strageically. This also works really well as your introduction in just about any interview. Probably one of the most valuable lessons in the curriculum.
This lesson will keep you more focused on the type of websites that will more effectively aid your job search. There are so many these days it can be overwhelming, so this section will bring more focus to job boards.
You will learn how to more effectively leverage the professional network you've built in this lesson. Some key learning will include communication strategy, and techniques in reaching your network as well.
This lesson will cover best practices and approach to ensuring your resume or job application is presented in the most relevant, and professional way possible.
A quick description of how to use the job tracker grid resource that is provided with your education.
An inspirational lecture on how to manage tough times in your job search, or a career change. You will receive specific strategies that keep you moving better than ever. These are effective and proven.
The title says it all for this section. You will receive ideas that will focus you on the positive going forward.
You'll find in some cases that your current professional network isn't real useful in your job search. This can be for many reasons, but we'll explore some options of what to do if this happens to you.
This lesson takes a criticla look on how to give you the utmost confidence going into your next interview. We'll explore some techniques, and some best practices.
You are the talent, so don't be afraid to turn down an opportunity that doesn't feel right. In this lesson we'll help educate you further on making that type of decision.
Every resume is not equal especially when it comes to varying career types. This lesson will give you some key ideas on how to bring innovative ideas to your resume. No matter what your profession you can take some techniques from this section and apply it to your resume creation.
The interview follow-up is more critical than ever in the digital age. The influx of feedback to hiring managers and HR is overwhelming in general as well. If you want to stand out and be professional at the same, time this is your lesson. You will also receive a template that you can copy and paste example messages to assist you.
In this lesson I will describe some mental shift techniques, as well as some confidence builders. This will help you focus on your success, and never let anyone take down your confidence in your career.
You can download all the resources in one zip file after this lesson. You should view this lesson as your quick summary of the key things we discussed anytime you need a refresher course.
This is an additional lecture that foucses on competitve advantage against other job candidates. I will provid you with proven techniques to think in an innovative way that gets noticed.
A very simple thank you for taking part in this course.
This bonus section focuses on how and when to use recruiters the right way. They come in all shapes and sizes, and picking the right one is critical to your career success. Some invaluable insights and strategy is included.
Series of career education white papers for download.
In this section you'll be able to download an article that shares some ideas on "fun" careers. Whether your changing careers or not this is a fun read that may spark some new ideas.
In this lesson you'll be able to download a brief articlle on how to stay focused in your career change. This was added to be a reminder of all the lessons and education you received throughout the curriculum.
Although I'm not a big fan of a quiz these quick questions will help you recap what you've learned.
Patrick Richard has been a Huffington Post career writer; he is also the founder of the ShinyNeedle online job platform. Mr. Richard currently works as a marketing executive, and has been a guest speaker with the American Marketing Association, and Chicago Healthcare Technology 2.0 association. He has been a guest writer for several career recruiting blogs such as TLNT. Before ShinyNeedle he also created an online job recruitment platform for college student athletes that was mentioned on ESPN. He continues to consult on personal branding, career development, and new strategies to get hired along with his marketing executive career.
Mr. Richard's career has consisted of several successful career changes as well. He started his career as a web designer for an online start-up. He then moved into the field of multimedia design, which lead to being a digital product analyst and creative director in the Fortune 500 company market. This all culminated in becoming a marketing executive with a focus on several components of strategy ranging from business strategy to digital. His unique experiences have allowed him to help many people elevate their career, or make strategic career changes. He continues to educate and share his experiences with his live speaking engagements.