The Hodgepodge Formula to Enjoyable Employment!
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The Hodgepodge Formula to Enjoyable Employment!

The road map to matching your uniqueness to compatible and enjoyable jobs.
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Created by Eugene Hodge
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Recognize and understand 'learning', your growth and development but, more specifically how to find enjoyable employment at the right level and pay!
  • Assess yourself in a way that will be actual, factual, demonstrable, and creditable, that will lead to enjoyable jobs.
  • Use a different way to: Introduce and present yourself with confidence, network, develop a resume and cover letters based on the new learning model.
  • Find enjoyable jobs based on their hodgepodge of unique skills, abilities, experience, and passion.
  • Tell anyone what you want to do, know how to do, so they will think of enjoyable jobs you can do at the right level and pay!
  • Understand and use the 'Hodgepodge Formula' to network your way to enjoyable employment through-out your career.
  • Understand the new purpose of the resume and cover letter, and know how to develop each.
  • Recognize and understand words not to speak or use in a resume, during your job search.
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Requirements
  • You must be open to learning something 'new'.
  • You should be able to use a computer.
  • You desire to use your unique skills, abilities, experiences, and passion in jobs.
Description

This course has been nearly 20 years in the making. It introduces a  revolutionary ‘learning model’ to make you aware of your own development and the hodgepodge of unique and motivated skills, abilities, interests, experience, and passions that only you possess.  

More importantly, my formula will show you how to use your uniqueness to find enjoyable employment, at the right level and pay through-out your career.

To gain a better understanding of this course and the problems that it solves, please consider the following:

Every individual of working age is good at doing something and so are you! Most likely you would better perform a job where your skills, abilities, experience, and interests are fully utilized. 

On the other hand, employers desperately need: motivated, committed, happy employees, but still struggle with improving employee productivity and morale.

This learning model will change most of what you have traditionally learned about yourself, skills, abilities, networking, resumes, cover letters, and jobs! 

You will learn a new way via: assignments, examples, downloads, video testimonials, and articles; to assess yourself, introduce or present yourself, and understand the new purpose of the resume and cover letter. Additionally, you will also be a more productive and happy worker!  Enjoy!

Who is the target audience?
  • Job seekers
  • Educators, career counselors, and coaches helping others to find enjoyable employment.
  • CEO's, human resource personnel, and trainers that would like to improve employer/employee productivity and employee morale.
  • Anyone who wants to have enjoyable employment through-out their career.
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
01:45:02
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Introduction to the ‘Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment Course.’
4 Lectures 07:12

In this lecture, hear a participant beginning the live version ‘Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment Workshop', Just as you are doing now!.


Please click in the link below, which takes you to a short Youtube video. 

In this video, one frustrated participant shares that she would like to start a new career without going back to school.

You will learn that you are in the 'Right Place' to learn how I can help you to find enjoyable employment at the right level and pay by using the experiences you have gained from past jobs combined with what you enjoy doing!


Upon completion of the video, please exit YouTube and return to the next lecture. 

Let's get started!


Want Enjoyable Employment? Hear What One Participant Said!
00:27

Please click in the link below, which takes you to a short Youtube video. 

In this video you will hear how different this course is from traditional courses from four participants. 

You will learn how to: 

  • think differently 'outside the box'  about yourself and  jobs 
  • combine your skills and abilities with today's computer oriented technology
  • recognize skills and abilities you already possess
  • recognize gaining enjoyable employment is possible

Upon completion of the video, please exit YouTube and return to the next lecture. You are in the Right Place!

Not Sure, Hear What These Participants Said!
00:24

In this lecture, Eugene Hodge welcomes you to the ‘Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment Course' and introduces himself.  This course was developed for the  ‘Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment Workshop' video and converted into this online course.

Upon completion of this lecture you will be able to recognize:

  • The instructors background.
  • How he looks, sounds, and age.
  • How well you listen.
  • Gain an understanding of how to introduce yourself, describe past jobs, and responsibilities .
  • Recognize how you learn.
  • Know what you are good at doing and how it applies to the resume and cover letter.
  • Be able to write and develop an effective resume and cover letter to get the jobs you want.   
In this lecture you will gain an understanding of how to introduce yourself in 60-90 seconds and recognize how we see you.  See how Eugene Hodge looks,  hear how he sounds, introduces himself, and describes his background (story), and describes other things you see about him.  you will also gain an understanding of the importance of learning about you and how it applies to enjoyable employment at the right level and right pay. 


Let's get started!

Please download the 'What Are You Good At Doing' exercise, complete what is requested, and review as you are going through this lecture.

You will identify skills and abilities you possess that make you unique. Most, if not all of what you identified, should be in your resume. You will be using this exercise to provide content for your resume and cover letter later in this course.

Upon completion you will be able to recognize the things you are good at and enjoy doing! More importantly, the hodgepodge of unique skills and abilities that only you possess. Thus, the 'Hodgepodge Formula'.


Preview 02:17

Upon completion of this lecture, you will be able to: recognize how Gene appears to you as well as how you appear to others.  From the exercise, you will recognize things Gene is good at doing, You will also see the 'Hodgepodge Formula'. More importantly, you will become aware of the things you are good at and enjoy doing (skills and abilities) and the three most important things to you at this time, Even more importantly, you will recognize the hodgepodge of unique skills and abilities only you possess, setting the stage for speaking (introduction) and writing your objective (Resume).  

Upon completion of this lecture, you will be able to: understand learning, recognize how and what you have learned, the way we learn about you, and learning’s importance when seeking employment.



Preview 04:04
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Who you are?
2 Lectures 02:43

In this lecture you are introduced to 'Learning' and what you have learned about Gene, from various media by-which most humans learn, the two exceptions, and how we can learn about you. 

Upon completion you will be able to recognize how learning occurs and its importance to your introduction, resume, and cover letter. Most importantly, you will learn how to take control over what you want us to learn about you. As you learn about Gene, think about what types jobs you think he could do and at what level. This is how others will assess you! 

Preview 02:24



What Did You Learn About This Participant?
00:19
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Understanding the Networking Process and Using It!
8 Lectures 17:39

In this lecture, Gene explains the job hunting and application process  traditionally taught in most educational institutions, training agencies, and even human resource representatives in companies/organizations. He then explains what he has learned from experiences about how other people got jobs because they knew somebody (Networking). upon completion of this lecture, You will be able to understand what you have already experienced and begin to network.

Preview 03:40

In this lecture you will learn how the informal process of networking works and how job levels, qualifications, and much more is determined. 

Upon completion you will be know the value of networking and be able to network your way to enjoyable jobs that will always lead to job opportunities at the right level and pay.

Understanding How Networking Works
01:44

In this lecture you will learn the purpose for networking!

Upon completion you will be know how to answer the question 'what do your want to do?' when asked!.

The Purpose of Networking
02:12

In this section, you will recognize where networking starts and the importance of going to people you already know. But more importantly, how the networking process will work.for you.

Upon completion you will be able to understand the power of 'choice' and use networking to help you and others though-out your career.

Understanding Where Networking Starts!
02:37

In this lecture you will learn the levels of networking and the importance of each level.

Upon completion you will be be able to recognize the level of networking when other people are helping you to find employment. More importantly, you will be able to better help others through the people you know.

Levels of Networking
02:03

In this lecture you will learn about the formal and hidden market, and where the jobs are advertised and some of the reasons why jobs are not advertised.  

Upon completion you will know the importance of networking, and be able to use it to your advantage.

Where the Jobs Are!
02:31

In this lecture you will learn how to recognize your network and begin developing a list to get started.

Upon completion, you will have a list of people who know you that you will be able to contact to help you find enjoyable employment. so you are not doing it alone!

Please go to 'Resources' and download the PDF document,  This will assist you in completing this lecture.

Identifying Your Network
02:40


The Result of Networking
00:12
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Who Are You Now?
2 Lectures 07:11

In this lecture you will learn how you developed your skills and abilities, and how it relates to the 'good at Doing' exercise. More importantly, your uniqueness.

Upon completion you will be able to recognize the vast number of thinks you know how to do and enjoy doing.

Even more importantly the skills and abilities you currently possess. Think about what you will gain in your next job plus, the enjoyment!

Understanding Your Development
06:07

In this lecture you will learn about a new way of learning about you and how you have been developed.

Upon completion you will be able to use this model to introduce yourself. More importantly you will be able realize your background of experience is actual, factual, credible, and demonstrated, 

The Hodge Model of Growth and Development
01:04
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Self- Awareness - Understanding a job!
3 Lectures 06:23

In this lecture Gene states "most people don't understand the purpose of a job" and explains many of the mistakes workers(employee, job seekers, etc.) make that result in them not: being hired, given raises, or promoted,  .

The Purpose of a Job!
01:34

In this lecture you will become aware of the skills and abilities you have been utilizing to perform tasks and your job responsibilities. But more importantly, the unique skills and abilities that only you possess.

Upon completion you will be able to recognize how much you know how to do. Especially what you enjoy doing. But even more importantly how to speak what you know how to do and write it when developing your resume. 

Understanding Jobs You Have Held!
03:12

In this lecture Gene explains that in reality you only have one job! 

Watch the video to find out what that job is!

Upon completion you will know how to do this job, through-our your career.

The Only Job You Have
01:37
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Understanding the Workplace
4 Lectures 04:49

In this lecture you will learn how companies and organizations are structure and the reason they are in business. You will also discover how to recognize where your job or position is located within the structure and the responsibilities of each of your superiors.

Introduction to the Workplace
03:20

This lecture explains job creation and how job titles are created by humans just like you. It also provides insight to how job titles will continue change as the workplace changes due to restructuring, technology, and the physical workplace.

Upon completion, you will be able to recognize how and why job titles change. more importantly, to understand your role in the company or organization.

The Purpose of Job Titles
00:40

This lecture explains the purpose and the importance of the job description. More importantly, it explains how to read the description.

Upon completion you will be able to determine if your skills and abilities can handle the responsibilities of performing that specific job.

Understanding Job Descriptions
00:38

This lecture explains the purpose of the qualification statement. Tip- NEVER MEET ALL THE QUALIFICATIONS!

Understanding Qualifications for Jobs
00:11
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Do Not Focus On Job Titles and Qualifications!
3 Lectures 02:53

In this lecture Gene suggest job seekers stop looking at job titles and qualification statements, and explains why. You will be surprised at the reason. You will also gain an awareness of the importance of reading the job description.

Why You Should Stop Looking at Job Titles!
00:29

This lecture explains the pros and cons of the lay-off process and what really happens if you survive an lay-off.and the benefits you have if you are laid-off. 

In this article you will learn how to how employment opportunities to do what you enjoy doing is created!

Please download the article and read. 

Upon completion of the article, please exit and return to the next lecture.


Understanding the Lay-off Process!
01:36

In this lecture Gene suggest you stop looking at qualification statements and explains why. 

You will learn how qualifications are determined and that you are qualified for many positions that you never thought about. You will be surprised at the reason. 

You may also recognize the connection between presenting yourself and telling others what you want to do! 

Please click in the link below, which takes you to a short Youtube video. 

In this video, you will see participants of a (computer job training program) graduation ceremony.

Upon completion of this lecture, you will be able to recognize what others see in you and how the hodgepodge formula methodology  can assist you to find enjoyable employment, Regardless of your age, race, disability, education level, etc.

Upon completion of the video, please exit YouTube and return to the next lecture. 

Why You Should Stop Looking at Qualifications!
00:48
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Recognizing Skills and Abilities to Perform Jobs
3 Lectures 09:39

This lectures explains the importance of the job description as it applies only to you. You will also get an insight to how your skills and abilities meet the requirements  for the job.

Understanding Job Descriptions and Necessary Skills
00:46

This lecture explains in detail, some of the job components or necessary skills and abilities that make-up jobs and job performance. 

Upon completion, you will be able to recognize the multiple skills and abilities required to perform a job, more importantly, the skills and abilities you possess and the skills and abilities that need more development. 

The Necessary Skills and Abilities Required to Perform the Job!
08:38


In this lecture, Gene shares an article he wrote published to help you find enjoyable employment.

You will learn why traditional educational courses have nothing to do with you and how you how to recognize your uniqueness. More importantly, how your unique skill, abilities, and experience will help you find enjoyable employment opportunities.

Please download the article and read. 

Upon completion of the article, please exit and return to the next lecture.


See the Course Conclusion, Especially the Article!
00:15
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Your Introduction/Presentation and Its Importance!
2 Lectures 02:44

In this lecture, Gene suggests and demonstrates how to introduce yourself by reviewing the welcome he provided at the beginning of this course.  

Now that you have completed the lecture on 'Learning' in Section-2, As he presents himself, recognize how you are learning and viewing him: his age, experience, the way he speaks, how he started, his gestures, level of confidence, etc. 

More importantly recognize how his presentation supports his resume content, responsibilities, and experience that you will see in the next section. 

When you are presenting yourself, recognize that others are viewing you exactly the same way. Realize none of this can be viewed in a resume, cover letter, or on a job application!

Upon completion of this lecture, you will have the foundation to practice introducing and presenting yourself when someone says, 'tell me your background'!



How to Introduce and Present Yourself
02:18

In this lecture Gene points out the importance of your experience and how to begin to speak your background from his recent presentation.   More importantly how his presentation supports his resume content, responsibilities, and experience; that you will see in the next section. 

You will learn that you are carrying and possess a vast amount of skills and abilities based on your age, and how to begin by sharing your experience; and the three most important things you are good at doing.

Also, You will learn how to tell your story by speaking how you got started. 

Upon completion, you will have the foundation to practice introducing yourself when someone says, tell me your background!

Upon completion of the video, please return to the next lecture.


Reviewing My Introduction and Presentation
00:26
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Introduction/Presentation - Preparing Your Resume
5 Lectures 23:36

This lecture explains the 'Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment' and how the resume is used in the formula.

Upon completion you will be able to recognize: the formula, the unique hodgepodge of skills and abilities you possess; developed from the 'What are you good at doing' exercise, and how this information is used as content to create your winning resume.

NowPlease download the 'Resume and Cover Letter Pre-Quiz' and complete the questions before beginning the next lecture.  Review your answers as you are going through this course. 

This quiz reviews your current knowledge of resumes and cover letters. At the end of the Resume and Cover Letter Sections, there is a another quiz to review your learning.

Reviewing the Formula to Create Your Resume!
00:46

In this lecture you will learn the purpose of the resume and critical mistakes most people make based on what they have learned from copying samples off the internet, career counselors, employer representatives,  resume writers, and from applying for one job!

upon completion, you will know how to tell people who you are and be able to get you enjoyable jobs at the right level and pay throughout your career.

Purpose of a Resume!
03:33

In this lecture you will learn a variety of critical mistakes many people make from the use of their 'words'.  More importantly, why you should eliminate them during your job search.

Upon completion you will be able to recognize 'words' may have caused you feeling rejected, disappointed, More importantly, how the reader interperts these words in your resume and in-person.

'Words' That Have No Meaning In a Job Search
09:18

In this lecture you will learn the most powerful word to use that will always be correct!

Upon completion you will be able to recognize how your level of experience, skill, ability, and presentation will always lead to to enjoyable jobs at the right level and pay.

The Magic Word
01:23

In this lecture you will learn the content to use and why it will give the reader of your resume the best picture of who you are.

In addition, you will be able to download an example of Genes chronological and functional resume.

Upon completion you will recognize the importance of your resume representing you whether you send it ahead of time or leave it behind. More importantly, you will be able to speak it and present it with accuracy.

Resume Content
08:36
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About the Instructor
Eugene Hodge
4.6 Average rating
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1,817 Students
3 Courses
Professional Development Training Consultant

A training consultant, person of color, futurist, entrepreneur, author, radio talk show host, military veteran, motivational speaker, and owner/president of Hi-Tech Training Associates and Hodgepodge Training Inc. Gene brings over 20 years experience in training, information systems, computer technologies and career transition to his endeavors.

Gene specializes in improving: staff development, workplace literacy, cultural diversity, employer productivity, and employee morale.

Gene gained his experience while working at CIGNA Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Pitney Bowes World Headquarters and by providing ‘Career Transition Workshops’ for out-placement firms: Right Management Associates, Lee Hecht Harrison, and Drake Beam Morin.

From those experiences, Gene developed a unique training ‘process’ that focuses on integrating work-related tasks with an individual’s unique hodgepodge of skills, abilities, interests, experience, and passion, which when combined with computer technology, met the needs of both the individual and the employer.

Gene has implemented his own ‘Job Transition Training Program’ at the University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, Gateway Community-Technical College, and Housatonic Community-Technical College. It has also been implemented at Connecticut Department of Labor and Regional Workforce Development Boards, enabling over 2000 individuals to gain enjoyable employment. 

Gene most recently, taught computer and job-seeking skills to seniors, veterans, and unemployed individuals for St. Petersburg College, Pinellas Technical Education Centers (PTEC), Transitioning Professionals, and Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital.  

Gene earned an A.S. Degree in Data Processing from Springfield Technical Institute, a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, and his Teacher Certificate from Westfield State College. He is also certified to teach computer technology courses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida.