Networking: The secret to getting job interviews
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Networking: The secret to getting job interviews

Learn how to land your dream job interviews by leveraging on the power of your networks.
4.1 (22 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.
710 students enrolled
Created by Mr. Brian O'Dwyer
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Define what networking is
  • Explain its importance in the practical world
  • Execute the five steps of effective networking
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Requirements
  • Willingness to advance your career and carve out opportunities for yourself.
Description

Many talented people lose out on job opportunities due to poor career skills, and the biggest challenge for them is networking. This course is a step-by-step approach on how to improve your networking skills.

If you are tired of submitting resume after resume to online job portals and not getting the job interviews you want, then this course is for you.

Why Networking is crucial:

  • It is the secret to unlocking the hidden job market where 80% of all jobs are
  • It is the most effective way to by-pass the online job portal process for a job
  • It is the best way to practice your interview skills

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  1.  Define what networking is
  2.  Explain its importance in the practical world
  3.  Execute the five steps of effective networking

This course is taught using the same active learning method used in 5stepCareers' flagship bootcamps that have received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5.0. The entire course is broken down into 5 easy-to-follow steps, each of them 10 minutes or less, suited to the average adult attention span. There will be quizzes to reinforce your learning by forcing you to recall the information you just learned and application exercises so that you can put your learning into practice. Carefully selected resources are also provided to further augment your learning. The five steps in this course are:

  1. LinkedIn
  2. Developing a target list
  3. The approach e-mail
  4. Informational Interview
  5. The follow-up
Who is the target audience?
  • You submit job online applications, but don't get as many interviews as you deserve
  • You want to access the hidden networking job market with the most jobs and the least competition
  • You know you need to network, but want practical steps on how to do it
  • You are a fresh graduate or a professional looking for a career transition
  • You want to expand your network and advance your career
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Curriculum For This Course
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Networking: The secret to getting interviews in the hidden job market
6 Lectures 33:50

An overview of how the course flow is going to be and what you can expect from this course.

Preview 05:31

Welcome to Module 1 of 5stepCareer Networking Course. By the end of this module you should be able to:

1. Define LinkedIn

2. Explain its importance

3. Draft your own LinkedIn profile

Preview 05:12

Module 1 Quiz
3 questions

Welcome to Module 2 of 5stepCareer Networking Course. By the end of this module you should be able to:

1. Define Targeting

2. Explain its importance

3. Develop your own target list

Module 2: Targeting
04:41

Module 2 Quiz
2 questions

Welcome to Module 3 of 5stepCareer Networking Course. By the end of this module you should be able to:

1. Define the hook and expand networking approach

2. Explain its importance

3. Develop your approach mail

Module 3: The Approach
07:50

Module 3 Quiz
3 questions

Welcome to Module 4 of 5stepCareer Networking Course focused on Informational Interveiws. By the end of this module you should be able to:

1. Define the informational interview

2. Explain its importance

3. Conduct your own informational interviews

Module 4: Informational Interview
05:47

Module 4 Quiz
3 questions

Welcome to Module 5 of 5stepCareer Networking Course focused on Follow Up. By the end of this module you should be able to:

1. Define the informational interview follow-up

2. Explain its importance

3. Draft your own informational interview follow-up

Module 5: Follow up
04:49

Module 5 Quiz
3 questions
About the Instructor
Mr. Brian O'Dwyer
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CEO at 5stepCareers

Brian O'Dwyer

Author & Founder, 5stepCareers
Commercial Founder & Executive Chairman, CognaLearn
Adjunct Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia

Career skills experience
• Reviewed over 10,000 resumes and interviewed hundreds as a hiring decision maker in finance interviews and management consulting case interviews.
• Led Credit Suisse Investment Banking recruiting in Singapore (hiring decision maker).
• Led A.T. Kearney Strategy Practice recruiting in Chicago (hiring decision maker).
• Career mentor to Columbia University and Duke University students for nearly 20 years.

Industry experience
• Corporate finance experience in 50 corporate finance debt, equity, and M&A transactions (including 20 deals in aviation) with a total deal value of US$15 billion.
• Chief Financial Officer of Australian and London Stock Exchange-listed Skywest Airlines until the sale to Virgin Australia in 2013.
• Investment banker at Credit Suisse in New York, Chicago, and Singapore.
• Management consultant at A.T. Kearney in Chicago.
• Entrepreneur: Founder of 5stepCareers, co-founder of CognaLearn and MEDNIVA.
• Appeared as an Aviation Analyst on Channel News Asia on 20 occasions.

Teaching experience
• Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Asia teaching Aeronautical Science for Management, Airport Administration and Finance, and Airline Management.
• Co-inventor of patent-pending method to optimize learning based on cognitive science with Ranga Krishnan, Dean of Duke-NUS Medical School (2008–2015). Entrepreneur-in-residence, Learning Technologies & Methods at Duke-NUS Medical School (2014–2015).
• Invited speaker, panelist and chairperson at eight conferences on blended learning, technology, and flipped classroom in Asia, Australia, and the United States.

Additional information
• MBA, Finance, Duke University.
• BS, Industrial Engineering, Columbia University.
• Founding President of the Duke University Alumni Club of Singapore. Private, commercial, instrument, multi-engine and seaplane pilot.