Project Get Back to Work Now | Class 10 - March 8 through April 12 (ONLINE)
Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM (PST)
THIS IS AN ONLINE WORKSHOP
Each session meets one day per week (three hours) for six weeks. Each week consists of a three hour seminar, one guide and a series of assignments to complete during the week. At the conclusion, graduates of this program work with a career coach to be matched with employers.
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Session One - 3/8/13 - 10:00 to 1:00 | Ignite Your Inner Fire
Session One Outline:
Taking action, moving forward and generating momentum is necessary when searching for a career. The ambitions to organize, execute and follow up are important values to possess when looking for a new career. Yet, extended unemployment can lower the presence for these values. To heighten one’s morale and restore the motivation every person needs to be successful when searching for employment, the first day of the Get Back to Work Now training accompanies Guide one, Ignite Your Inner Fire.
This session allows each participant to recognize inner potential they possess, and introduce ways they can utilize this potential to achieve the career they aspire to have.
Guide one is offered during this session. View Guide One
Session Two - 3/15/13 - 10:00 to 1:00 | Identify Your Career Path
Session Two Outline:
Being eager to get back to work, the average candidate rushes to create a resume, submitting it as quickly as possible. Yet, when candidates merely verbalize their past by describing a series of work experiences on a resume, they risk conveying an otherwise perfectly matching qualification as contradictory to the position’s requirements.
Globalization today offers employers access to a broader pool of candidates allowing them to be more selective. To remain competitive, successful candidates construct the content of their resume by considering several important factors, (similar to factors considered by an advertising agency prior to launching a marketing campaign); factors such as demographics, a target market, trends and a budget. In addition, prior to creating a resume, job quantity, competition, and the “career opportunity scope” should also be carefully considered. Creating a resume without these considerations can result in a resume constructed purely by chance and content that may convey an otherwise matching qualification as not matching.
Guide two helps each participant distinguish themselves by becoming clear and concise on how to communicate to an employer. Identifying the career path helps each person achieve clarity, a sense of direction and the knowledge to organize and place their personal qualifications in a manner that resonates with employers.
Guide two is offered during this session. View Guide Two
Session Three - 3/22/14 - 10:00 to 1:00 | Start the resume and Phone Interview
Session Three Outline:
Just 10 years ago, the phone interview did not exist. Today it is used as a fast and inexpensive tool to screen out candidates. An unprepared candidate can be eliminated from the process, even if he or she has a stellar resume. Many well qualified candidates are eliminated at this step when they find themselves ill prepared to handle the call. Guide three prepares the candidate with the knowledge to be concise, relevant and deemed compatible during the phone interview, turning every phone interview into a face-to-face meeting.
Guide Three is offered during this session. View Guide Three
Session Four - 3/29/14 - 10:00 to 1:00 | Prepare Your Resume
Session Four Outline:
The resume has a job to do for every applicant. Today, the goal from creating a resume is NOT to obtain employment, but to generate a phone call. Being unaware of how to construct a resume that achieves this goal, candidates submit resumes to which they receive little or no responses to. Additionally, reacting to changes in the new job market, the average candidate possesses limited knowledge on where and how to apply for jobs. Consequently, some find themselves as being considered as overqualified, under-qualified, or not qualified, resulting from a resume containing too much, not enough, or the wrong information. Guide four helps participants of this program to package their skills according to their strengths, and become compatible by focusing on areas employers value.
Guide Four is offered during this session. View Guide Four
Session Five - 4/5/14- 10:00 to 1:00 | Prepare For the Inteview
Session Five Outline:
Today, most employers use talent management software to manage applicant resume submissions. Employers are just as eager to fill their open positions, yet it is no longer a numbers game. If the first ten employers did not view a resume as a match, chances are other employers will not either. Therefore, it is important that we educate the unemployed members of our workforce with the correct strategies when applying for employment. Once the employer has responded, it is equally as important to prepare the applicant for the interview. Guide five is the final step and offered during day five and six of the Get Back to Work now workshops. After the applicant has learned the best strategies to apply and interview, the applicant is matched with employers looking for his or her skills.
Guide Five is offered during this session. (Copy under revision)
Session Six - 4/12/14 - 10:00 to 1:00 | Networking and Applying for a job
Session Six Outline:
Week six completes the process and initiates a comprehensive networking training. This segment includes strategies on both online and in-person networking tactics to help program participants connect with employers in their areas.
Why this workshop?
Most job seekers are highly skilled in their area of expertise. An accountant knows accounting as a salesperson knows how to sell. Yet, the average job seeker is not an expert when it comes to looking for employment. Rules change frequently and the employment landscape moves constantly. NEC career coaches are experts at their field of expertise and at this workshop familarize participants with proven strategies that lead to immediate employment. Job seekers regard us as the best at what we do. But do not believe what you read, experience it for yourself.
What is this workshop?
Most applicants today possess limited knowledge on where and how to apply for jobs. Skilled professionals find themselves trying every strategy possible yet remaining unemployed. Finding employment today is easy and immediate when the right skills are matched with employers looking for them. Applicants unaware that finding employment today is no longer a two-step process, continue submitting resumes while patiently waiting for a response. Today creating a resume (step one), and applying online for jobs using that resume (step two), does not lead to immediate employment. These steps are outdated and only blend the average applicant with thousands of others following the same two steps.
What is included?
The workshop includes:
- Copies one, two and three of the Hidden Step series (Electronic copies)
- A Job Search Assistant who will be your guide through steps one, two & three.
- Referrals to employers in your area