Get and Keep the Gig
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Get and Keep the Gig

Young Job seekers winning play book
4.2 (12 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.
404 students enrolled
Created by Deon D. Price
Last updated 11/2016
Price: Free
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Look good on paper by submitting an extraordinary employment package
  • Draw attention from employers when applying for a position
  • Become a shining star employee when you land the job
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  • Students should be prepared to download several templates in MicroSoft word format.

What is the bottom line for most adults? The objective should be to find and maintain gainful employment. This course will provide the employability skills to obtain and retain employment. The most difficult population to obtain employment is youth ages 16 - 24 as well as individuals who have been out of the workforce for a long period of time.  This course is designed for those new to the workforce or those returning to the workforce.

Students will have the tools necessary to develop an aggressive job search, produce an impressive employment package which will include a cover letter, resume, list of references and more. Students will also learn valuable interview techniques including phone interviews and effective follow up practices. The last section of the course will help students develop outstanding professionalism and employability skills that will make them dependable and valued employees.

Taking this course will help Job seekers identify some of the typical employment barriers and effective ways to overcome them. By using detailed class instruction by way of lectures, videos, graphic presentations, quizzes and interactive activities, this course is both engaging and informative. Students will leave this course with some valuable soft skills that they will be able to apply immediately and will be able to use throughout their working careers.

The course will also include downloadable documents and templates as well as correspondences from the instructor. This relatively short course can be completed within 8 hours and will culminate with an employment development certification that will be signed by the instructor for students who have successfully completed.

Who is the target audience?
  • This Employment Development Course is ideal for those new to the workforce or those who have been out of the workforce for a long period of time. The work environment has changed and this course will prepare those who are new or returning job seekers.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Understnding the Job market
5 Lectures 24:09

1. Students will have an effective job search strategy when seeking employment.

2. Complete an Employment Package

(Resume, Cover letter, Reference list and more)

3. Impress employers during an interview and learn valuable professional job skills to maintain employment.

Understanding the current job market. Identifying the challenges and barriers.

Warm up excercise
7 questions

Warm-up excercise answers

Learn specific techniques to develop an aggressive and detailed Job Search.

Job search search strategies.

This lecture explains why it is so critical to have a healthy competitive spirit in the current employment environment.

Having a Healthy Competitvie Spirit

This lecture identifies the three key ways employers evaluate applicants.

How employers evaluate applicants.
Applying for the Gig
3 Lectures 22:21

What you need to know before you fill out the application and how to fill out an application completely even if you have very little work experience.

The Application Process

Looking good on paper is a very critical aspect of your job search. This section will help you build a resume, cover letter, list of references and any additional credentials that maybe relevant to your job search.

Creating an employment package

This lecture will provide information on the best practices to make a phone contacts to follow up with the jobs you applied for.

Following up after applying for the Job
Getting the Job you applied for
6 Lectures 45:47

Many Job seekers neglect this very important aspect of the employment process. Know your resume. If you are not well versed on your resume then you will not sound authentic in the interview.

Internalize your resume

This lecture talks about how important nonverbal communication is and how to generate positive energy.

The power of presence

This section will leave students with some very detailed and valuable techniques to deliver an impressive job interview.  Students will be better prepared and will make a lasting impact on the employer.

The Job Interview reminders

This lecture discusses the most typical interview questions with suggestions on how to respond.

Interview questions

This lecture offers examples of questions that an applicant should ask an interviewer.

Questions to ask employers

By effecting the senses you will have the tools necessary to make a lasting impression.

Making an impact
How to maintain employment
4 Lectures 26:41

This lecture talks about the key components to succeed in the work environment.

Employment Success Standards

This lecture discusses specific employment success skills

Qualities of a Successfull Employee

This lecture focuses on specific behaviors that could question an employees ethics in the workplace.

Workplace Ethics

This lecture discusses the results of the ethics rankings from the employers perspective.

Workplace Ethic Activity employer rankings

This quiz determines what was learned about the critical elements of obtaining and retaining employment.

Section 3 and 4 Quiz
1 question
About the Instructor
Deon D. Price
4.2 Average rating
9 Reviews
404 Students
1 Course
Author/ Columnist/Youth Life Skills Coach

Deon D. Price is a Youth Life skills Coach and Author with over twenty years of experience as a Youth Service Worker as well as a Youth Employment Development specialist. He has dedicated most of his adult life to the field of youth and community service. Through his organization This Youth Generation, he has delivered motivational talks and workshops to parents, educators as well as students throughout California. His brand of motivational comedy is delivered with both humor and professional precision.

As a columnist, he has written weekly and monthly articles on the subject of modern youth culture in print and on-line. His Bi-weekly column “This Youth Generation” reaches several hundred thousand readers and has run in several publications including the Fairfield Daily Republic, The Oakland Post, The L.A. Sentinel and the New York Times. He is also the author of the book, “Raised In Hell”, a non-fiction family dramedy about the humor and hardship of a dysfunction upbringing. He is the hosts of the on-line web show entitled “This Youth Generation”.

Deon received the 2010 “I am greatness” spotlight award for motivational speakers. He also has appeared as a guest on local Radio & T.V. programs to offer his unique perspective on issues regarding this generation of youth.

 For speaking engagements or to schedule a presentation, he can be reached via e-mail at

or (707)386-9178