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Find Your Dream Job: Interview Techniques and Resume Writing

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Overview

Find your dream job. Learn practical skills to write an eye-catching resume and excel in a job interview.

Find your dream job. This course is for people who want to be excited to go into work each day. It’s designed to teach practical skills to write an eye-catching resume and excel in a job interview. But it also encourages you to take the time to decide what job will truly make you happy and enhance your talents. Instructor Chris Croft has been teaching interview and presentation skills to companies for over 20 years. He helps you write a fantastic resume, prepare for an interview, answer tough questions, give a presentation, and follow up afterward. He offers concrete details, such as what to wear and what to say, and provides real-life interview and resume examples (some humorous, some not) along with practical tools you can use in your job search right away.This course was created by Chris Croft. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Find your dream job
1. Choosing a Job
  • Introduction to jobs and careers
  • Which job?
  • My six career strategies
  • How to find the perfect job
  • The interview process
  • Wrap-up
2. Your CV, Resume, or Application Form
  • Your CV is the first step
  • Appearance
  • Main content
  • Tailor it
  • Length
  • Extras
  • Check it
  • Sending it off
  • Wrap-up
3. Preparing for the Interview
  • Before your interview
  • Read, plan, and research
  • Prepare questions to ask them
  • Arrival
  • Wrap-up
4. During the Interview
  • The interview itself
  • First impression
  • Influencing skills: Being liked
  • Answering questions
  • Keenness
  • Things to avoid
  • Wrap-up
5. Specific Questions: About Your Current Job
  • How to use this section for best results
  • "Tell me about your current job"
  • "What's your current boss like?"
  • "How would your boss describe you?"
  • "What do you like most?"
  • "What do you like least?"
  • "Describe an achievement"
6. Questions about You
  • "What's your biggest strength?"
  • "What's your biggest weakness?"
  • "What do you do in your spare time?"
7. Questions about Why You Want the Job
  • "Why are you leaving your current job?"
  • "What makes you want to work for us?"
  • "What makes you want this job?"
  • "Where do you want to be in five years?"
  • Wrap-up
8. Presentations in an Interview
  • The trend toward presentations
  • Tips on giving interview presentations
  • Wrap-up
Conclusion
  • A few tips for after the interview
  • Congratulations

Taught by

Chris Croft

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