Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Overview

    • Course Logistics

    • Jobs in the Time of Coronavirus

    • What you will accomplish by the end of this course

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Finding Job Openings & Potential Companies - (Time to Read: 30 min, Time to Do: 4 Hours)

    • Chapter 1 Overview: Making a List of Job Opportunities

    • Take Action: Make a List of Opportunities

    • Take Action: Use our Template to Track Your Work

    • Take Action: Less Common Sources for Job Leads

    • Take Action: Tips & tricks to use job boards effectively

    • Take Action: Skills-Based Search

    • Take Action: Identify Companies that are Hiring

    • Take Action: Review Lists of Hiring Companies

    • Take Action: Consider new industries

    • Take Action: What to do if you cannot find job postings

    • Take Action: Qualifying Opportunities

    • Chapter 1 Recap: Lead Generation Wrap-up

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Documenting Your Relevant Experiences - (Time to Read: 20 min, Time to Do: 2.5 - 3.5 Hours)

    • Chapter 2 Overview: Getting your ducks in a row

    • Take Action: Identify the key skills you need to demonstrate to get your priority jobs

    • Take Action: Identifying Stories

    • Structuring your stories so that they're always easy to understand

    • SOAR Quiz

    • Take Action: Practice using SOAR

    • SOAR! What is it good for? Absolutely everything.

    • Take Action: Don't Forget Your Proudest Accomplishments

    • Chapter 2 Recap

    • Chapter 2: Feedback Survey

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Preparing your Linkedin & Scaffolding Your Resume - (Time to Read: 35 min; Time to Do: 1.5 - 4 hours)

    • Chapter 3 Overview

    • How employers find candidates

    • Online Profile Checklist

    • Why do you need an online profile now?

    • Online Profile Quiz

    • Take Action: Complete your basic profile

    • How to emphasize your accomplishments

    • More Action Verb Examples

    • Use your SOAR stories to emphasize your accomplishments

    • Emphasizing Accomplishments: More Examples

    • Emphasizing Accomplishments Quiz

    • Take Action: Emphasize your accomplishments

    • Take Action: Update your online profile to emphasize your accomplishments

    • Chapter 3 Recap

    • Chapter 3: Feedback Survey

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Reaching Out - (Time to Read: 20 min; Time to Do: 1 - 2 hours)

    • Chapter 4 Overview

    • Why you shouldn't just apply online

    • Take Action: Share a Life Update

    • Getting to a referral

    • Take Action: Types of Contacts & How to approach them

    • Cold Contacts & How to Identify Them

    • Warm Contacts & How to Identify Them

    • Take Action: Find Contact Information For Outreach

    • Preparing Your Cold Outreach Email

    • Take Action: How are you connected?

    • Take Action: What is your ask? Part 1

    • Take Action: What is your ask? Part 2

    • Ask for an Informational Interview

    • EXAMPLES: Cold Email Outreach Templates

    • What do I do when I get a reply?

    • Take Action: While you wait for a reply

    • Outreach Quiz

    • Chapter 4 Recap

    • Take Action: Send Your Emails!

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Prepare for Your Informational Interview

    • Chapter 5 Overview: 6 Steps to Informational Interviewing

    • Sample Informational Interview Dialogue

    • Informational Interviewing Quiz

    • Part 1: Hello/How Are you

    • Part 2: Who are you and What are you looking for?

    • What I'm looking for & Personal Overview Examples

    • Take Action: How to prepare for your informational interview & practice saying your personal overview

    • Part 3: Q&A Discussion

    • Part 4: Requesting Recommendations

    • Part 5: Thank You + Confirm Next Steps

    • Part 6: Send a thank you letter within 24 hours!

    • Informational Interview Quiz

    • How to prepare for a virtual interview

    • Take Action: Post Informational Interview Checklist

    • Chapter 5 Recap

    • Chapter 5: Feedback Survey

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Applying to Jobs

    • Chapter 6 Overview

    • How to apply with a referral

    • Why should you customize your resume?

    • How to customize your resume

    • Resume Setup Help

    • Should you write a cover letter?

    • Example Application Follow-up Emails - Employee Recommendation

    • Example Application Follow-up Emails - Employee Referral Request

    • Take Action: Apply to Your Jobs - with a referral

    • Chapter 6 Recap

    • Chapter 6: Feedback Survey

  • 8

    Chapter 7: Acing Job Interviews (Time to Read: 35, Time to Do: 1 Hour)

    • Chapter 7 Overview

    • Part 1: Types of Interview Questions

    • Types of Interview Questions Quiz

    • How to answer: "Tell me about yourself"

    • Behavioral Questions: Deep Dive

    • Behavioral Questions - Quiz

    • How to figure out what questions your interviewer will ask

    • Take Action: Figure out the Questions They'll Ask You

    • Preparing Interview Answers

    • Figuring out what a good interview answer is:

    • Part 2: Questions YOU should ask your interviewer

    • Questions you SHOULD NOT ask during interviews

    • Take Action: Practice Your Interview Answers

    • Take Action: Make a List of Questions to Ask

    • Prepping Questions Check-in

    • What are interviewers looking for?

    • Interview Preparation Checklist

    • Take Action: Send a Thank You Note within 24 hours

    • Chapter 7 Recap

    • Chapter 7: Feedback Survey

  • 9

    Course Wrap-up

    • You're Doing Great