The Job Search Skills course is intended to give you a solid beginning to this exciting time of self-exploration with finding a job.
Whether you are seeking your first job, wish to take the next step in your existing career, or desire to begin a new career, you will obtain the necessary information about yourself to turn this desire into a successful job search. If, for example, you think of yourself as a product that you are trying to market to potential employers, you will realize that you can only be successful if you know the product thoroughly and how this product can meet the needs of the consumer (the employer). This course will guide you to information on how to target jobs and/or careers that are desirable and realistic for you and that fill a need for employers in today’s challenging job market.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and use online resources to perform self-assessment.
- List resources to assist in the development of a personal career plan with specific goals and timelines.
- Identify resources to create a job search strategy that reflects the student’s interests, abilities, and accomplishments to target appropriate jobs or careers.
- List examples of long-term and short-term stressors, and describe effective coping measures.