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Job Search Skills

Searching for a job can be intimidating. How do you know what job you"re best suited for? How do you build a winning resume 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?

The Job Search Skills workshop will give you the answers to all these questions, plus a plan to get you to a new job within a month. After completing this program, you"ll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job. Identifying the purpose for working and the assessment of skills can help determine the types of jobs your participants should apply for.

Module One: Getting Started​

  • Workshop Objectives


Module Two: Ready, Set, Go!

  • Identifying Your Values and Purpose

  • Assessing Your Skills

  • Setting SMART Goals

  • Building a Resource System

  • A 30-Day Plan


Module Three: Building Your Resume

  • Basic Resume Formats

  • Chronological Style Resume

  • Combination Style Resume

  • Essential Information to Include

  • Dealing with Awkward Points

  • Checklist for Success


Module Four: Polishing Your Resume

  • Creating an Attractive Package

  • About Branding

  • Some Extra Touches

  • Checklist for Success


Module Five: Writing a Cover Letter

  • Types of Cover Letters

  • First contact cover letter

  • Targeted cover letter

  • Recommendation Cover Letter

  • Creating a Template

  • Customizing the Template

  • Checklist for Success


Module Six: Creating a Portfolio

  • When Do I Need a Portfolio?

  • Types of Portfolios

  • Working Portfolio

  • Display Portfolio

  • Assessment Portfolio

  • Essential Elements

  • Checklist for Success


Module Seven: Networking Skills

  • What is Networking?

  • Getting a Conversation Started

  • Creating an Effective Introduction

  • But I’m So Nervous!

  • What Not to Talk About

  • Wrapping Up and Moving On


Module Eight: Skills for Success

  • Being Organized

  • Becoming a Punctual Person

  • I Can Do This!

  • Important Etiquette Points


Module Nine: Where to Look?

  • The Obvious Places

  • The Hidden Job Market

  • About Cold Calling

  • The Power of Networking


Module Ten: Understanding the Interview

  • Types of Interviews

  • What to Expect

  • About Behavioral Questions

  • About Knowledge Questions


Module Eleven: Interview Skills

  • Dressing for Success

  • The Meaning of Colors

  • Interpreting Common Dress Codes

  • Deciding What to Wear

  • Answering Questions

  • Asking Questions

  • Following Up


Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

  • Review of Parking Lot

  • Lessons Learned

  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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