Job seeking skills
Possessing effective job seeking skills will help you win the job! In today’s competitive job market, think of yourself as a brand with unique selling features. Therefore, your job application is marketed with a winning edge, and will make a positive impression of you to prospective employers.
People change their career seven to ten times throughout their life, and with many jobs in between. Above all, developing your job searching skills is important to help you reach your goals.
For various reasons, people start on the job-hunting trail. It may be after studies, dismissal or retrenchment, and caring for family members. It may even be while you are still employed that you recognise it is the time to move on. Therefore the job-seeking period is your time to focus on your career goals, to make a positive change and to recharge yourself.
You have many people competing for the same job in the employment market. In other words, to secure meaningful employment it is essential that you have good job seeking, confidence and communication skills.
The course enhances your job application skills to help you win your next job.
Download… Job Seeking Skills for Career Success
The modules included in the course are:
Goal planning means taking the initiative and recognising the responsibility to make things happen and achieve what you want out of life. Goals are the ‘things’ that you want to accomplish – it is a target or desired result. A goal is future focussed, so we put our energy into the steps to enable us to attain our goal. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go to a range of areas in your life that includes career/work, education, family, physical or spiritual.
Read more… Plan to succeed-Plan your goals
Interview Skills – Create A Positive First Impression
The interview is the most critical point in your job search. It involves personally meeting the prospective employer, your chance to ‘sell yourself’ and succeed in winning the job.
Writing Your Cover Letter – An Accompany To Your Resume
The cover letter is a short and specific letter that accompanies your resume that you send to a prospective employer. It is specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting. Your cover letter is your first and best chance to make a good impression.
Resume Writing – Your Self Marketing Tool
Your resume is a marketing tool that is the first point of contact between you and the prospective employer. It is used to progress your application for an interview. We will teach you how to write a good resume with our proven techniques.
Read article – How Does Self Marketing Create Your Perfect Future
Your perspective on a situation will start with your thoughts, either favourably or unfavourably which will determine your behaviour. Changing your emotions is the difficult part of the components of attitude. For this reason, people try to cover up their attitudes with behaviour such as: consuming alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, or overindulge in activity such as eating.
When your are faced with a job loss, it is a stressful situation and difficult to maintain a positive attitude. However, you can choose your attitude. It can be a position from which to learn and grow, or ‘Poor me’ syndrome. Your attitude plays a vital role in your life. Let’s look at two different approaches and attitudes, and see how you can re-frame the situation.
Read more… Seven Tips to Seek Career Opportunities
10 Tips for Job Seekers
An organisation can offer the online course to their staff, or as a face-to-face program that is tailored to your organisation’s needs and requirements.
Please contact us to discuss your training requirements.
- Identify and communicate your personal brand that packages your strengths, skills, unique attributes, and what you have to offer your target audience
- Define your goals, and write an action plan to make it a reality
- Write an effective cover letter to showcase your experience, skills and ‘fit’ for a job
- Design an effective resume that represents you
- Interview with confidence to build rapport with an employer, handle difficult questions, and succeed
- Gain the winning edge and confidence with your job applications to attain your new position
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Thanks Leah for having provided fantastic training. I did enjoy the course and learnt a lot.
I am interested in continuing my study in this direction so I will think about taking up further study in Graduate Diploma.
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The facilitated delivery included a blend of monthly webinars, on-line resources and relevant workplace assignment tasks that have built my confidence to coach my clients toward achieving their desired goals.
Your feedback of my work was invaluable as it taught me to work smarter, more efficiently, providing me with more effective results and happier clients.
So, thank you very much for all your input over last 7 months!
Jack L. Harris
With Leah’s enthusiastic approach I was motivated to examine much more than the basic requirements of the course. Her depth of knowledge in this arena not only surprised me but empowered me to pursue all aspects of it to ensure I had a really good understanding of what it entailed. Leah had presented the course in a professional yet warm and personal way and which allowed her students to become closely acquainted with the subject. Her passion for helping others is highly evident and via this avenue she is able to encourage others to be the change they want to see in themselves and in the world around them.
Student, Foundations in Career Development Practice
I have been able to demonstrate many of the elements of the course immediately, and see the results in provoking the right conversations, as well as providing areas of focus that aid in alleviating tensions, and pointing toward solutions. Leah has pitched the course to comprehensively cover pertinent topics with her own flair, in a manner befitting high quality professional development. I would recommend it wherever applicable.
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‘The courses are good. I enjoy studying online in my home. It is easier and preferable to going to university. Staff are supportive, assisting me to succeed.’
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Job seeking skills package (single)
$ 100* PLUS GST
one of the following PLUS your choice of
One review of your resume or 20 minute interview preparation
- Goal planning
- Writing your cover letter
- Resume Writing
- Interview Skills
* In some instances the course may be GST exempt.
Job Seeking Skills and career coaching support*
$ 200 PLUS GST
Complete package includes:
- Goal planning
- Writing your cover letter
- Resume Writing
- Interview Skills
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT JOB SEEKING SKILLS
How will job seeking skills training assist me?
Like any job that you do, you need to possess the skills! This also applies to your job applications. Training will support you to develop your skills to be confident when you communicate with an employer. Learn and use these skills to be successful.
How will the image I project help me get a job?
Be clear about your personal brand and the image that you project to an employer. Be consistent in how you project this in your cover letter, resume, LinkedIn profile, and interview skills. Provide evidence of your skills and achievements with examples, a portfolio of your workplace documents and samples from your studies.
How honest should I be in my job application?
We encourage you to be honest with your job applications. This is the first principle in a successful relationship with employers. Your job seeking skills training program will assist you to highlight your work experience, skills, attributes, and your value to an employer, to enable your job application to stand out.