Professional Development Foundation
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Professional Development Foundation

Essential Steps to Finding and Securing the job you want.
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Last updated 10/2013
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to format and update your Cover letter and Resume to highlight your skills and experience
  • How to prepare for the job interview

  • What mistakes to avoid in the job interview

Requirements
  • Willingness to work on your Professional Development to get that career you want and deserve.
Description

Get up-to-date training in goal setting, job search techniques, cover letter design and preparation, resume design, & interview techniques for effective communication and representation and tips on preparing the best proposals and presentations with the Professional Development Foundation 

Are you looking to get hired for your next job and would benefit from Professional Development support with:

1. How to format and update your Resume to highlight your skills and experience?

2. How to make your job application stand out from the crowd and grab an employers' attention?

3. How to prepare interview questions?

4. How to answer questions about skills and experience?

5. How to sell yourself in a job interview?

This Professional Development Foundation Certification Kit will address the basics of Professional Development in a clear and convenient way.

The focus of this program is to aid in your preparation and practice during your job search. Giving you the knowledge that you need to ensure success and build on the foundation to succeed and achieve your goals.

This Professional Development Foundation will address the basics of Professional Development in a clear and convenient way. The focus of this program is to aid in your preparation and practice during your job search. Giving you the knowledge that you need to ensure success and build on the foundation to succeed and achieve your goals.

This Professional Development Foundation Certification Kit will address the basics of Professional Development in a clear and convenient way. The focus of this program is to aid in your preparation and practice during your job search. Giving you the knowledge that you need to ensure success and build on the foundation to succeed and achieve your goals.

Who this course is for:
  • everybody who wants to get the job they apply for
  • Anyone who has had issues in the past with getting that job offer
  • Anybody who wants to get back into the workforce
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 02:14:58
+ Introduction
3 lectures 03:21
Exercise1: goal Setting
01:36

Congratulations! It's time to get serious about your Professional Development... Please read this chapter in the textbook, the 15 pages cover the following topics:

- How to set your Professional Development Goals

- How to search for a Job

Reading Assignment - Introduction to Professional Development and Job Search
15 pages
+ Cover Letters
4 lectures 07:29

You want to leave a good impression with your cover letter - Avoid these mistakes so your future employer will be interested enough in you to read your resume and invite you for an interview.

Preview 03:19

Please read these 13 pages of your textbook to get a better understanding of the Cover Letter. It covers what a cover letter is, hints and tips on creating a strong and successful cover letter and a list of "DO-s and DON'Ts" in relation to a cover letter.

Reading Assignment: Cover Letters
13 pages

You only have one chance to make a first impression - so your cover letter needs to be great!

Exercise 2
1 page
+ Resumes
6 lectures 13:32

There are different types of resumes - but how do you know which type to use? This lecture covers the different types and when best to use them.

Your resume
03:32

Your resume is an overview of your professional career - but what are the key parts that should be inclided?

Key parts of a successful resume
02:05

Avoid these mistakes at all cost, as they will cost you your job interview!

Resume mistakes to avoid
05:52
How to respond to a Job Ad
02:03

Please read these 16 pages of your textbook. It covers:

Tips on creating a successful Resume

Classic resume mistakes (you can avoid)

The six 'P's of a successful resume

Reading Assignment: Resumes
16 pages
Exercise 3
7 pages
+ Interview Preparation
6 lectures 10:10

Now that you've been invited for an interview, you want to make sure you make a great impression. This lecture covers the important parts of your preparation prior to the interview.

Preparing for a Job Interview
03:15

This lecture covers appearance, body language and the way you answer questions in an interview. These hints and tips help you to come across as the best possible choice for the position...

During the Interview
02:47

What is the best practice after you've finished the interview.. when should you contact the company again? And what to do when you've decided to take another position? These topics are covered in this lecture

After the interview
02:22

You've been invited to the second interview! That's good news.. right? So - how will you prepare differently for this interview? Check out this video to learn more.

Preview 01:46

Read these 14 pages of your textbook on how to prepare for the Job Interview, How to present yourself as well as Active Listening Skills and the use of professional Body Language during the interview

Reading Assignment: The Interview
14 pages
Exercise 4
4 pages
+ Interview Techniques
5 lectures 14:25

Performing well in a job interview is a skill that you can learn! Focus on these interview techniques and become more confident during the interview.

Interview techniques
01:06
Interview Pitfalls to avoid
06:00

Have you ever made any of these mistakes in an interview? Check out the answers to some of the questions that employers ask to try to trip you up... At least you'll know better!

Interview mistakes that can cost you your job (avoid at all cost)
02:53

How to prepare yourself for that standard question "what are your strengths and weaknesses" without sounding fake... This lecture covers some common errors and hints & tips to tackle this part of your interview.

How to answer questions about your strengths and weaknesses
04:26
Exercise 5
6 pages
+ Personal Development Plan
2 lectures 08:59

In section one we talked about goal setting, now it's time to put it all together in a personal development plan. Follow us on this journey of life long learning and personal development

What is a Personal Development Plan?
05:56

Sure - we all know that we need to set goals and create a plan, but where do you start? How do you write your own personal development plan?

In this final lecture of the course we will help you get started on your Personal Development Plan.

How to write a Personal Development Plan
03:03
+ THE END
1 lecture 00:07

Thank you for completing this course - this is the FINAL lecture in the program. Please fill in the evaluation form to complete the program and to receive your certificate of completion.

Final step before we finish the course: The Evaluation Form
00:07