Job Search Bootcamp
A 5-week LIVE online experience that gives you the tools you need to kick your job search into high gear!
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In the new knowledge economy, entire industries are changing at an unprecedented rate. 2020 has been a pivotal example of why you need to develop skills and habits that will help you define yourself and your career. Regardless of whether you are passively or actively looking for a new job, you always need to be ready for the next career opportunity because job hunting is a journey that requires skill and determination. The Job Search Bootcamp is designed to help you be prepared for both the expected and unexpected changes that life throws your way.
What Does the Job Search Bootcamp Offer?
- An experienced instructor dedicated to supporting participants as they develop new skills
- 10 live sessions across 5 weeks that will help you become ready for your job search journey
- Lessons, discussions, activities, and resources to help you learn how to translate your skills, strengths, and accomplishments in written, digital, and verbal formats to show recruiters that you are the best candidate for the job
- Live presentations by industry experts about networking, interviewing, recruitment, and other job search topics
- Resources you can take with you after the Job Search Bootcamp ends to support your continued growth and success
- Opportunities to connect with your instructor outside of the live sessions to ensure you’re meeting your desired goals
Who Should Enroll in the Job Search Bootcamp?
The Job Search Bootcamp course is for anyone! Even if you are not currently looking for a job, you still need to have a certain skill set to ensure you are ready to identify, apply for, and land your next career opportunity. No matter what industry and role you are currently in or interested in pursuing, this course will help to ensure you are ready for your job search journey.
Why Enroll in the Job Search Bootcamp?
It is an opportunity to invest in your professional growth. There is no better time than now to make this investment. You should enroll if:
- You have been looking for a job for weeks and are getting no traction
- You want to start your job search but are feeling lost
- You need help developing a strategy for landing a job in the digital world
You will leave the course with the tools, resources, and confidence to ensure your job search is as seamless as possible. You will leave with the confidence to find, apply, and interview for future professional endeavors!
Bootcamp Format and Schedule
The Job Search Bootcamp is a 5-week course that will take place from Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Thursday, December 10, 2020.
As a course participant, you will meet with your peers and instructor twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST) for a total of 10 live sessions:
- Session 1, November 3, 2020: Setting Goals
- Session 2, November 5, 2020: Knowing your Strengths
- Session 3, November 10, 2020: Creating and Updating your Resume
- Session 4, November 12, 2020: Developing your LinkedIn Profile
- Session 5, November 17, 2020: Applying to Job Opportunities
- Session 6, November 19, 2020: Networking to Build Long-Lasting Relationships
- Thanksgiving Break: November 24, 2020
- Thanksgiving Break: November 26, 2020
- Session 7, December 1, 2020: Interviewing Skills Part 1
- Session 8, December 3, 2020: Putting Interviewing Skills to Practice
- Session 9, December 8, 2020: Salary Negotiation
- Session 10, December 10, 2020: Bringing it All Together
Special Guest Speakers Dates
Topic: Developing you Linkedin Profile
Class Date: Thursday November 12, 2020
Presenter: Brandon Mitchel
Topic: Interview Skills (Part 1)
Class Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Presenter: Bill Swansen
Topic: Salary Negotiation
Class Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Presenter: Patrick Colvin
The Bootcamp Agenda at a Glance
The 10 sessions engage the following 8 focus areas to help participants become job search ready.
Focus Area 1: Creating goals
Having goals is a great start, but goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-specific are even better. You can’t begin your job search if you don’t have specific goals to achieve.
Focus Area 2: Learning and understanding your individual strengths
Knowing your strengths will help you not only navigate your search in a positive direction, but it will aid in your success as you develop job search ready materials such as your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and interviewing skills. The more you understand your strengths and weaknesses, the more confidence you will have throughout your job search journey.
Focus Area 3: Developing and creating a job search ready resume
You will learn how to create a seamless resume that stands out from the hundreds of other job seekers. You will master the art of highlighting your accomplishments and successes as opposed to listing the standard job duties.
Focus Area 4: Creating and updating your LinkedIn profile
Your LinkedIn profile is not only a tool to stand out to employers, recruiters, and HR Managers. Learning to use this professional tool to begin building relationships will ultimately help you have success in your job search.
Focus Area 5: Searching for jobs
Do you just put a job title in Google and cross your fingers hoping our dream job will pop up? You will learn to navigate various job boards to begin your job search.
Focus Area 6: Staying organized
As you are applying for jobs, are you keeping track of which positions you applied to? Which companies did you reach out to? When did you submit your application? Using a job tracker, we will show you the more organized you are, the more control you will have over your job search journey.
Focus Area 7: Developing interviewing skills
You have an interview. Awesome! Wonderful! So now what? Your resume lands you the interview, but you land yourself the job. You will learn how to master the skill of interviewing to show yourself as the best candidate for the job positions.
Focus Area 8: Learning the importance of salary negotiation
When you are offered the position, are you looking at the entire package such as health benefits, sick days, and vacation time? Most job seekers fail to negotiate their offer, but in this course, you’ll learn how to navigate this conversation to get the benefits you deserve.
Meet Your Bootcamp Instructor: Charminta (Char) Brown
The Job Search Bootcamp Instructor, Charminta (Char) Brown, has over 7 years of experience teaching and working in the career advancement industry. Char has created and designed career advancement courses for hundreds of people at various career levels. Working in educational settings for over 5 years has provided Char with the opportunity to support adult learners of all ages and with diverse backgrounds as a course instructor, coach, and mentor.
“I want all people to understand and learn that job searching is a set of skills that everyone needs in life, and not just used to land a job. For example, even if you are an entrepreneur, the skills, techniques, and strategies you need to pitch to potential partners and clients are very similar to the skills that you would use to have a successful job interview.” – Char Brown
“Char was my course instructor for an undergraduate course. Regardless of your major, many of the courses required for your degree don’t teach you how to prepare for life after graduation. I learned how to become a strong interviewer, learned how to sell myself, have a killer resume, and was taught life lessons that I will carry with me as a professional. This class pushed me to get out there and gave me the confidence and tools I needed to land a shadowing position with a doctor I looked up to. It also gave me valuable information on how to become a better applicant for optometry school beyond just academics. This class should be a requirement for all seniors. I gained much more from this course than I had anticipated and now I know I can walk into any professional atmosphere and make a meaningful contribution. Thank you Professor Charminta Brown for making this class a truly life-changing experience and supporting all of us through our professional journeys.”
-Andrea (Previous student in an undergraduate course)