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.
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.
Learn specific techniques to develop an aggressive and detailed Job Search.
This lecture explains why it is so critical to have a healthy competitive spirit in the current employment environment.
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.
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.
This lecture will provide information on the best practices to make a phone contacts to follow up with the jobs you applied for.
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.
This lecture talks about how important nonverbal communication is and how to generate positive energy.
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.
This lecture discusses the most typical interview questions with suggestions on how to respond.
This lecture offers examples of questions that an applicant should ask an interviewer.
By effecting the senses you will have the tools necessary to make a lasting impression.
This lecture talks about the key components to succeed in the work environment.
This lecture discusses specific employment success skills
This lecture focuses on specific behaviors that could question an employees ethics in the workplace.
This lecture discusses the results of the ethics rankings from the employers perspective.
This quiz determines what was learned about the critical elements of obtaining and retaining employment.
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 Thisyouthgeneration@gmail.com