Job Skills Course: Find Your Ideal Job

Job Skills Course: Find Your Ideal Job

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You may be considering changing career, a new opportunity or moving to a more fulfilling role but are unsure about where to start or how to go about it. This job skills course will explore the three essential components required to ensure that you are successful in finding your ideal job. This job skills course begins by ensuring that you are searching for your ideal job in the right areas. We will explore alternatives to responding to a job advertisement where you are one of many applicants. Other questions to consider include: Is this job for you? Have you understood the requirements of the job accurately? Why do you want this job? Do your values accord with the organisation? This job skills course is aimed at ensuring that you are skilled in the key elements required for writing a resume to land your ideal job. Once your resume writing is mastered, the focus shifts to your interview skills and your approach for preparing for interviews and then considering how to develop and resource your network. No matter how experienced or skilled you are, applying for a position can be daunting; often there is so much at stake. This job skills course will provide you with the capabilities required to ensure that your next attempt for a career change is successful.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this job skills course you will know how to:

  1. Develop a professional network and how to utilise it, contacting and following up on networking prospects.
  2. Discover and feature your transferable career skills to prospective employers.
  3. Write a resume, a cover letter and develop a professional career portfolio.
  4. Market yourself to your next employer.
  5. Prepare for a variety of interview types, generic and specific interview questions and mastering key strategies to answer questions especially in regards to career history, career gaps, change of career, leaving employment or being made redundant.
  6. Avoid topics that could pose problems for you in your interview while understanding which questions to ask.
  7. Close the interview and make a lasting impression
  8. Secure and accept your next job opportunity.

Course Content

This job skills course will cover the following content:

Resume writing

  • Ensure a job-person match.
  • Draft a targeted resume to match the identified jobs.
  • HPrepare a cover letter that allows you to stand out from the crowd
  • Compile a career portfolio as well as the “do's and don'ts” of customisation for a range of job opportunities.

The Interviewing and Wrapping up

  • The different interview styles used by employers.
  • Identify the techniques employers use to obtaining information they need for their hiring decision.
  • Preparing for the prospect of facing a combination of different interview styles and adjusting to the situation presented to you.
  • Wrapping up the Interview and making a lasting impression.

Resourcing your Network

  • Understanding your individual job search needs and the best way to research opportunities.
  • Networking, including social media.
  • Developing professional relationships and developing those relationships to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Working your network and following up on networking prospects.

Intended Audience

This job skills course is suitable for anyone who wishes to take the next step in their career. This job skills course is designed for individuals who are looking to benefit from the implementation of resume writing and interviewing techniques designed to ensure success in finding the ideal job. Those who are looking for a short course focused solely on preparing for an interview may be interested in Job Skills Course: Prepare for an Interview

Delivery Style

This job skills course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows you to challenge your understanding of the concepts introduced by the instructor and consider their application once back in your workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This job skills course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

About your instructor

Ann Brewer

Ann Brewer

Professor Ann Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender.

Ann is an accredited executive coach with more than 20 years of experience enhancing the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. In that capacity she designs and develops coaching programs for whole-of-organisations as well as 1:1 coaching consultations. She begins with establishing a foundation for each client to clarify their professional aims and values for developing and sustaining leadership resilience. Her coaching strategy is focused on leadership, relationship and culture building as well as dealing with thorny issues and conducting difficult conversations.

Ann’s professional background incorporates diverse programs and initiatives for individual development, team building, organisation design, and facilitation. Her practical approach to leadership and organisation development is derived from her own senior leadership positions.

Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.

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