Personal Career Planning

Course Details

Learning Path: Workplace Skills

Duration: 2 Day(s).

Course Overview

Searching for a job can be an exciting time, but it can also bring stress and uneasiness about change and the unknown. Whether you are already searching for a job or just considering it, this course will help you start the job search process, build your career portfolio, prepare for interviewing, and work a 60-day plan to your first job.

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify your work skills, values, and beliefs
  • Learn how to search for opportunities
  • Create and use cover letters and resumes effectively
  • Create a unique, eye-catching personal portfolio
  • Recognize different interview question types and prepare to answer them
  • Interview with confidence
  • Build a plan that helps you get a job in less than 60 days

Target Audience
All job seekers
Classroom and Audiobook 

Course Outlines

Unit 1: Embrace the Change
Understanding Change
Making the Transition
Unit 2: Focus on What Matters
Values Check-Up
Are Your Core Values Met?
Unit 3: Your Skills and Abilities Check-Up
Identify Things You Do Well
Pre-Assignment Review
Unit 4: Find Your Vocation
What Does Vocation Mean?
Set a Strategy to Find Job Satisfaction
Unit 5: Job Searching Means Action
Learn Your Local Job Market
Networking Is Your Friend
Find Hidden Opportunities
Engage Your Network
Ask Questions with Purpose
Unit 6: Writing Your Resume
How Do You Describe Yourself?
It's Your Personal Brand
Types of Resumes
Essential Elements
Sample Resumes
Unit 7: Writing Your Cover Letters
Essential Elements
Writing the Letter
Getting into the Flow
Unit 8: Creating Your Portfolio
What Is Your Job Portfolio?
Essential Components
Designing Your Personal Portfolio
Perfecting Your Package
Unit 9: Selecting References
Choose Your References
Unit 10: Let's Get Acquainted with the Interview
Getting Ready for an Interview
Setting Up an Informational Interview
Unit 11: Common Questions to Answer and Ask
Questions the Interviewer Will Ask
Questions You Should Ask Your Interviewer
Unit 12: Getting Ready for that First Interview
Question Tips and Hints
Some Good Advice
Unit 13: Handling the Tougher Questions with Ease
The Interviewer's Best Intentions
Unit 14: First Interview, Check. What Next?
The Second Interview
Pre-Employment Testing
Being Told "No, Thanks"
Unit 15: Sixty Days to a New Job
Work the 60-Day Plan
No Procrastinating!
Unit 16: Congratulations! You Got the Job
Accepting the Job Offer
Negotiating Your Salary and Benefits
Resigning from Your Current Job
Keeping Perspective
Unit 17: Writing Your Thank-You Notes

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