Personal Development

Job-Search: Interview and Application Skills (E1522)


How do you know what job you’re best suited for? How do you build a winning résumé and cover letter?
Where can you find job leads? How do you network without feeling nervous? What happens when you land an interview? And most importantly, where do you find help when you need it?

This course will give you the answers to all these questions, plus a plan to get you to a new job within a month.

Searching for a job can be intimidating. After completing this course, you’ll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job.

Course Goals:
This course is designed to help you in the following ways:
· Define your objectives and purpose in your search for employment.
· Help you establish SMART goals in the job-hunting process.
· Assist you in developing a first month plan of action for your job search.
· Craft an effective resume.
· Form an attractive cover letter.
· Develop and present a portfolio of your prior work.
· Learn networking skills in finding leads for jobs.
· Efficiently get interviews and thrive in the interview process.

Course Overview:
Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Ready, Set, Go!
Identifying Your Values and Purpose
Assessing Your Skills
Setting SMART Goals
Building a Resource System
A 30-Day Plan
Case Study
Module Two Review Questions

Module Three: Building Your Resume
Basic Resume Formats
Dealing with Awkward Points
Checklist for Success
Case Study
Module Three Review Questions

Module Four: Polishing Your Resume
Creating an Attractive Package
About Branding
Some Extra Touches
Checklist for Success
Case Study
Module Four Review Questions

Module Five: Writing a Cover Letter
Types of Cover Letters
Creating a Template
Customizing the Template
Checklist for Success
Case Study
Module Five Review Questions

Module Six: Creating a Portfolio
When Do I Need a Portfolio?
Types of Portfolios
Essential Elements
Checklist for Success
Case Study
Module Six Review Questions

Module Seven: Networking Skills
What is Networking?
Getting a Conversation Started
But I’m So Nervous!
Wrapping Up and Moving On
Case Study
Module Seven Review Questions

Module Eight: Skills for Success
Being Organized
Becoming a Punctual Person
I Can Do This!
Important Etiquette Points
Case Study
Module Eight Review Questions

Module Nine: Where to Look?
The Obvious Places
The Hidden Job Market
About Cold Calling
The Power of Networking
Case Study
Module Nine Review Questions

Module Ten: Understanding the Interview
Types of Interviews
What to Expect
About Behavioral Questions
About Knowledge Questions
Case Study
Module Ten Review Questions

Module Eleven: Interview Skills
Dressing for Success
Answering Questions
Asking Questions
Following Up
Case Study
Module Eleven Review Questions

Module Twelve:
Words from the Wise

  • Job-Search Skills
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever