The Myth of Unemployment
The good news is that I guarantee you will have a job by the time you finish this seminar. The bad news is that you already have one. Do you know what it is, how to do it, and what the next step is?
Course Overview and Objectives
one-day seminar is designed to jump-start your job search and get you the results you want fast, by giving
you a clear plan on how to tap the hidden job market and to overcome the
fear and self-doubt that
everyone faces while finding work. The entire publicized job market, which
includes all want ads, "head hunters," and job bulletin boards,
comprises only about 20% of the jobs available. The
other 80% are never publicized but filled quietly by word of mouth. Moreover,
the hiring procedures for publicized jobs, such as resumes, applications,
"head hunters," job bulletin boards, and interviews with HR staff, are
used primarily to screen job applicants, not to select them. This seminar
provides important tips and strategies for bypassing that difficult and often
By participating in this seminar, you will learn three skills that are essential to a fast and effective job search:
Who Should Attend
This seminar is directed towards job seekers and career changers, whether you currently hold a paid position or not. It is also an excellent program for organizations that need to "down-size" and want to help their people move on to other opportunities.
Outline of Course Content
Debunking the Myth(s) of Unemployment
America's schools at all levels provide little if any training for the job search, and the conventional wisdom about it is full of myths and misconceptions. Consequently, most job seekers know little or nothing about the way the job market actually works. Moreover, the people hiring them are almost as ignorant. Here are some of the common myths and misconceptions that are not true and will be debunked:
The Job Seeker's Job Description
The fact that you have lost your job does not mean you are out of work. In fact, you probably have more work than you can handle. But unless you've been educated as to the nature of the job market, the work you have in front of you is probably not what you think. Here are some of the most important tasks ahead of you:
Getting Down to Work
Job success — and to a greater extend job satisfaction — largely depend on doing what you do best for the kinds of people and organizations you want to work with. This means knowing both yourself and the people and organizations as well as possible. The following exercises will help you identify your natural talents and inclinations, as well as the kinds of people and organizations that you will find easiest to work with. Students will use the course workbook in completing these exercises:
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