LifeLaunch! Get a Job. Get a Life.
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LifeLaunch! Get a Job. Get a Life.

Welcome to LifeLaunch! the career development course that teaches you to get a job and get a life.
4.5 (1 rating)
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Created by Donald Asher
Last updated 10/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • utilize your major to figure out your best career options.
  • effectively target a job.
  • prepare the documents needed for an effective job search.
  • write an outstanding cover letter.
  • identify the hidden job market.
  • tell effective interview stories using the PAARLA technique.
  • interview with confidence.
  • land a professional track position.
  • effectively negotiate your salary.
  • position yourself for your first promotion.
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Requirements
  • Purchase or borrow "Cracking the Hidden Job Market by Donald Asher
  • Purchase or borrow "How to Get Any Job" by Donald Asher
  • Purchase or borrow "The Overnight Resume" by Donald Asher
Description

This course is designed to help recent college graduates and other job seekers learn the skills to land a professional track position. The course is based on three books written by career guru Donald Asher, these books include, Cracking the Hidden Job Market, How to Get Any Job, and the Overnight Resume. The course is structured in 9 easy to follow sections or modules that contain lectures, quizzes and supplemental material.

Students will learn:

  • How your major relates to your career options.
  • How to target a job.
  • Why you should pursue only a couple of career ideas at a time.
  • How to prepare the documents needed for an effective job search
  • Why you will need several versions of your resume.
  • What a C.V. is and how it differs from a resume.
  • Why posted job openings are not a very fruitful source of jobs.
  • How to identify the hidden job market.
  • The five types of interviews and how to prepare.
  • How to plan for your interview day.
  • How to practice telling stories using the PAARLA technique.
  • How to effectively negotiate your salary.
  • How to position yourself for your first promotion.
Who is the target audience?
  • Recent college grads and other job seekers
  • Job seekers
  • Recent college grads
  • Parents
  • Career couselors
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 02:44:32
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Planning
1 Lecture 03:25

This text lecture will help you understand the process of job seeking.

​ Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: Looking for a Job is a Part-time Job
03:25
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Microcosm-Macrocosm
2 Lectures 17:07

This lecture provides a broad overview of the course. The course is primarily based on three of Donald Asher's books. These books include: Cracking the Hidden Job Market, How to Get Any Job, and The Overnight Resume.

Preview 08:45


Microcosm-Macrocosm Quiz
3 questions
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Targeting a Job
3 Lectures 13:03

This lecture covers the following topics:

  1. How ideation, exploration, and search compose career development.
  2. The Venn Diagram: interests, talents, and money.
  3. How your major relates to career options.
  4. How to choose a career direction.
  5. What recruiters say the want from new college grads.
  6. The formula for success in exploring a career idea.
  7. How to turn you career ideas into leads for a job.
How Ideation, exploration, and search compase career development
13:03

Targeting a Job Quiz
4 questions

This survey is designed to help you identify what you value in a career. Please take the survey and note all of the items that you mark, "prefer it" or "that's ideal." Write a short reflection based on your preferences in this survey.

Career Values Survey
11 pages

These tasks are connected to the main lecture in this section and designed to help you move toward a professional track career.

Action Items
3 pages
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Resumes and Cover Letters
2 Lectures 15:32

This lecture covers the following topics:

  1. The four things that your resume should help you accomplish.
  2. Why you need several versions of your resume.
  3. Strategies for creating a strong resume.
  4. What a CV is, and how it differs from a resume.
Resume and cover letter strategies
15:32

Resumes and Cover Letters Quiz
4 questions

These tasks are connected to the main lecture in this section and are designed to help you move toward a professional track career.

Action Items
3 pages
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Posted Openings
2 Lectures 10:33

This lecture will address how to approach posted job openings.

Why you should avoid posted job openings.
10:33

Posted Openings Quiz
4 questions

These tasks are connected to the main lecture in this section and are designed to help you move toward a professional track career.

Action Items
3 pages
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Mastering the Hidden Job Market
2 Lectures 25:30

This lecture covers the following topics:

  1. Why the hidden job market is superior to posted job openings.
  2. How to cultivate job leads.
  3. How to look for work in channels.
  4. How to become the inside candidate.
The hidden job market part 1
12:42

This lecture covers the following topics:

  1. Why the hidden job market is superior to posted job openings.
  2. How to cultivate job leads.
  3. How to look for work in channels.
  4. How to become the inside candidate.
The hidden job market part 2
12:48

Mastering the Hidden Job Market Quiz
5 questions
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Interviewing
2 Lectures 19:58

This lecture covers the following topics:

  1. The five types of interview.
  2. How to prepare for an interview.
  3. Common interview questions.
  4. How to tell hero stories.
  5. How to ask good questions of your interviewer.
Interviewing strategies
19:58

Interviewing Quiz
4 questions

These tasks are connected to the main lecture in this section and are designed to help you move toward a professional track career.

Action Items
4 pages
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Salary Negotiations
2 Lectures 19:07

This lecture will discuss strategies for negotiating the best salary for you.

Salary Negotiations and Juggling Multiple Offers
19:07

Salary Negotiations Quiz
4 questions

These tasks are connected to the main lecture in this section and are designed to help you move toward a professional track career.

Action Items
4 pages
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Onboarding and Positioning Yourself for Your First Promotion
1 Lecture 12:12

This lecture will help you thrive in your career and position you for success.

Positioning yourself for your first promotion
12:12

Onboarding Quiz
4 questions
About the Instructor
Donald Asher
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385 Students
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Author, Speaker, and Consultant

Donald Asher is an internationally recognized author and speaker on the topics of careers and higher education. QuintCareers dubbed him “America’s Job Search Guru” and named him a Career MasterMind. He is well known as the author of many career help guides, including Cracking the Hidden Job Market, The Overnight Resume, How to Get any Job, and Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't and Why?, and the best-selling guide to getting into graduate school, Graduate Admissions Essays.