Course Code: jhs
Lost your job or frustrated in your existing occupation? A job search can be challenging, but don't let circumstances get you down. In your first lesson, you will learn how to develop and maintain a positive and winning attitude throughout your job hunt, so you can be prepared for any challenges ahead.
One of the best ways to build a solid foundation for your job search is to identify your core strengths and competencies. In this lesson, you will learn how to identify those aspects of your personality and experience that will differentiate you from your competition and give you a winning edge.
Many job-hunters say, "I just want any job". That attitude won't cut it in today's economy. If you don't know what you want, how are you going to get it? This lesson guides you through step-by-step exercises that will help you define the job you really want.
Advertising is one-way companies promote their products. When job hunting, you are the product, so you will need a solid message. Your advertising materials will be your cover letters and resumes. This lesson looks at how to create a winning message, so companies want to interview you.
Jobs rarely show up and fall in your lap. Sometimes you have to go out there and create your own opportunities. In this lesson, you will learn about where and how you can network to find the best job opportunities for you.
Sometimes you have to convince a company to create a position that might not currently exist. This lesson explores the ways you can demonstrate the value you bring and how to develop a message that can make companies want to create a position for you.
There are many ways to find job opportunities. But just finding the opportunity isn't enough. You have to convince the hiring manager that you should be considered. This lesson will show you how to sell yourself so companies want to grant you an interview.
Once secure the job interview, your work has just begun. This lesson talks about how to practice and prepare for any job interview. You will also review the 50 interview questions that are most commonly asked, so you can practice and prepare your responses.
Knowing what interviewers want is one of the keys to winning the interview. This lesson identifies the top qualities and characteristics that interviewers look for in ideal job candidates.
You can prepare all you want for the interview, but the ultimate test is the interview itself. The interview is what ultimately makes or breaks your chances of winning the job. This lesson breaks down the interview into three phases.
The job-hunting process doesn't end with the interview itself. To really make yourself stand out from the crowd, you will need to have solid follow-up after the interview. This lesson teaches you the proper way to maintain communication after your interview so that you can secure a job offer.
If you've followed the first 11 lessons, hopefully, you will be flooded with job offers. Once you get these offers, what should you do? This lesson explores the ins and outs of accepting, rejecting, and negotiating job offers so have the best eventual outcome—landing the job you want at a salary you desire!
Todd Bermont is a world-renowned job-hunting expert, author and speaker, known for inspiring audiences across the globe and helping people find their ideal job. As a top-level manager, for a Fortune 1000 company, Mr. Bermont interviewed, hired, trained, mentored, and motivated employees worldwide. He has appeared several times on radio and television, including on CNN, FOX, Money Matters, USA Radio Network, Cable Radio Network and TVN-24 in Poland. Mr. Bermont has also been quoted in newspapers across the globe, including the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, New York Newsday, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Gazeta Wyborcza. Todd Bermont has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago and served on the Leadership Committee for the University of Chicago's Graham School. In addition, he has been a featured speaker on the topics of job hunting and career transition at Women for Hire, Women in Direct Marketing, Chicago Public Schools and the Career Transitions Center of Chicago. Additionally, Mr. Bermont has won several awards, including the "Certificate of Merit" by Writer's Digest Magazine and the "National Leadership Award" by the U.S. Congressional Small Business Advisory Council. Mr. Bermont's books are amongst the most popular and have been endorsed by famous celebrities such as Brian Tracy, Roger Dawson and Les Brown. Todd Bermont's most recent book on job hunting is titled 10 Insider Secrets to a Winning Job Search.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.
Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access expires.
Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.
I just wanted to let you know that I had an interview last Friday. I felt really confident after taking this class and did everything that was in the lessons about interviews. I was offered the job on the spot! It wasn't in my field of study but I found out about the open position from a family friend of mine (Networking!) and was offered double what I was making at my part-time job. I accepted the offer and I start next Monday! Thank you so much for creating this class, it really does work!"
I have gained much perspective from taking this step by step class. It has reminded me of the importance of having a plan of action. Everything from reflecting on my needs, setting my goals to mapping out a job exploration plan and preparing for an interview has broadened my awareness of what is needed for a successful job search. I find myself referring to the lessons just to help friends and family get through various stages of life's challenges! Thanks so much for the insight and the outlined process of self-development!"
I loved this class! It was what I needed to motivate and direct me in my search for the ideal job after 12 years of being a homemaker. This class, which I printed for reference, is helping me to relax and stay focused on my ideal needs. Todd did a fantastic job! I really loved this online class. I plan on looking into more online classes."
In the ten years I've been employed at my present job, everything has changed. I've gotten too comfortable and lost my edge. I needed to update my skills, and understand the rules of the job hunt game in order to be competitive with younger candidates. This course provides that advantage."
Thanks for offering this course. I have kept a notebook so I can always refer to it. I am much more confident now. After reviewing my strengths, experience and education, I honestly believe I can make a contribution to a company. I am very shy, so networking is difficult, but having a script really helps. I think the more interviews I go on, the less anxious I'll be."
Todd Bermont is an excellent instructor and mentor. I can see how it would be easy to work with him as a career coach. He is extremely positivie and uplifting and exactly what the job hunting process is all about. While taking Todd's course, I got a job! I guess that tells you how effective his course is! He is an excellent instructor and perfect for this course. I would highly recommend every career searcher take his course."
This course is amazing! I came into it as a shy and insecure little mouse who had no idea how to put myself out there. With Todd's help, I changed up my resume by deleting things that were insignificant; he also showed me how to transform a gap in my employment into a strong statement of work ethic and knowledge. I was able to "wow" them at the first interview, got called back for a second interview, and then was asked to shadow and eventually this has all come to full-circle: I now have the opportunity to choose between any of the 3 positions that I would like...at the #1 hospital in the United States (recently became #2, just this year). I recommend this course for anyone who is looking for a new job. It is a great morale booster as well! PS...I have asked for one of Todd's books for Christmas, so I can keep him around all year long."
This is one of the best courses on the subject I have ever taken. I have been unemployed and under-employed since being laid off in 2008. During that time, I have attended several groups to help with resume writing, interviewing and also paid a lot of money to companies who claimed they knew how to motivate, write resumes which would help me get a job. What a waste of money! Your course is terrific and I am very motivated to prepare for interviews by having a resume and cover letter. Thanks for knowing your purpose in life and for helping me and others."
This course helped tremendously. During the last week of this course, I was hired by a company that I have wanted to work at for several years. The one thing I know was holding me back was the interview. I would bomb them because of my lack of confidence. However, this course gave me the tools necessary to give a great interview. Thank you so much for your knowledge and guidance."
I got the call this morning! My #1 job choice (my dream job!) made me an offer, and I accepted. I can't thank you enough for your advice and insight. Your guidance and coaching via this class were spot on in every phase of my effort to land this 100% telecommute RN position. You can be sure I will promote your class at every opportunity. Thanks, again!"