Module 1 – The Importance of Your Job
The changing job market. The new class system in our society. The resulting job market confusion. The education paradox. Taking charge of your career. The importance of job finding skills. Defining a job search. Being your own Headhunter. Choosing the right job-search seminar.
Module 2 – Using the Systems Approach to Further Your Career
The six-step systems approach to the job-search process. Implementing a written comprehensive plan to reach your employment goals. Defining an absolute personal performance standard. Studying your strengths and weaknesses. Understanding the job market mechanics. Studying potential employers. Continuously reviewing your efforts.
Module 3 – A Word About Quality
The definition of quality. Why it is important to worry about quality? The real value of a quality job search. Quality in the job market.
Module 4 – Developing a Personal Quality Plan
Developing a Personal Quality Program. The development of a six-step Personal Quality Program. Quality Awareness. Quality Commitment. Error Prevention. Quality Measurement. Corrective Action. Quality Maintenance. Understanding the concept of Single Elimination Criteria during one’s job search.
Module 5 – Getting to Know Yourself
The importance of doing one’s homework ahead of time. Compiling all of the personal information necessary to market yourself in a competitive job market. Establishing short-term and long-term career goals. Developing and completing one’s Personal Ledger.
Module 6 – Writing Your Resume
The purpose of one’s resume. Comprehensive theory about resume writing. Developing an effective resume. The three forms of resumes. Resume Templates. General Resume Format. Primary Personal Data Blocks and Secondary Personal Data Blocks. Quality Question Checklist for an Effective Resume.
Module 7 – Sample Resumes
An overview and comprehensive analysis of 20 sample resumes targeted towards different employers in different industries. A complete discussion of how each resume is designed along with a comparison of different resumes with regard to form, content, and layout.
Module 8 – Writing Your Cover Letter
An overview and comprehensive analysis of ten sample cover letters targeted towards different employers in different industries. A complete discussion of how each cover letter is designed along with a comparison of different cover letters with regard to form, content, and layout. Quality question checklist for developing an effective cover letter.
Module 9 – Mentally Preparing for the Interview
The definition of interviewing. The importance of being mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for the interview process. Developing and enhancing one’s interview skills. The 12 rules of interviewing.
Module 10 – Emotionally Preparing for the Interview
The eight key emotional attributes necessary for interviewing effectively including that of ethics, honesty, sincerity, empathy, enthusiasm, confidence, perseverance, and humility. Understanding how to effectively use these qualities to continually better yourself and your work in a competitive job market.
Module 11 – Physically Preparing for the Interview
A review of the definition of interviewing. The importance of impeccable grooming. The basics of dressing for success in the interview. The eight dress code rules for interviewing. Understanding different interview dress codes for different industries. What to avoid in a business interview. Quality question checklist for impeccable grooming during an interview.
Module 12 – Interview Etiquette and Protocol
A second review of the definition of interviewing. The importance of keeping one’s cool. The mechanics of the interview process. A discussion of body language. Asking for business cards for later follow-up. The importance of sending a thank you letter.
Module 13 – Developing a Global Interview Strategy
The purpose of interviewing. One’s mission during an interview. Having a commitment to quality. The difference between interview strategy and interview tactics. The six essential steps for a successful interview strategy.
Module 14 – Utilizing Individual Interview Tactics
The difference between interview strategy and interview tactics. A comprehensive discussion of the effective use of 22 specific interview tactics. Quality Interview Do List and Quality Interview Don’t List.
Module 15 – Common Interview Questions and Answers
A comprehensive listing of 60 of the most commonly asked questions and answers encountered during the interview process. Introductory questions. The six most common preliminary questions. Intermediate questions. Baiting questions. Unusual, ridiculous, and just plan stupid questions. Closing questions.
Module 16 – Soliciting an Offer and Negotiating Salary
Developing an effective salary negotiation strategy. The 14 rules of negotiating salary. Compensation systems and human resources. Salary minimum, maximum, range, and midpoint. How to maximize your chances of obtaining an offer as well as maximize the amount of the offer.
Module 17 – Writing Your Thank You Letter
The purpose in writing a thank you letter. The four essential components of writing an effective thank you letter. An overview and comprehensive analysis of five sample thank you letters targeted towards different employers in different industries.
Module 18 – What to Look For in a Job
Defining a good job using intuition and deduction. Defining the basic job attributes. A comprehensive discussion about the position, the compensation package, and the job location.
Module 19 – How and Where to Look For a Job
Developing an effective job search strategy. The six essential steps for a successful job search strategy. Defining a Personal Career Investment Plan. Developing a Contact Log. Allocating your resources. Doing the background research. Contacting potential employers. Re-evaluating and re-directing your efforts.
Module 20 – Conclusions and Preparing for the Future
A discussion of the continually changing job market in the 21’st Century. The importance of adaptability to remain competitive in this changing market. The importance of the quest for quality in one’s job search. Why one who invests in his or her career today will likely reap vocational rewards for many years to come.
|Those who successfully reach for the stars realize the critical importance of taking small, sequential steps in order to reach their long-term goals. Candidates who are successful on the job market also realize that all of the elementary steps in one’s job search must properly be completed in order to be successful in one’s vocational endeavors.|