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EARLY CAREER JOB SEARCH ESSENTIALS

You are an “Early Career” individual if you are: (1) A student seeking summer internships; (2) A student approaching graduation or recent graduate from two-year community college, four-year university, post-graduate or professional schools, vocational programs, or a professional licensed program such as Nursing and Dental Hygiene; or (3) Someone who has left the workforce for an extended time period of multiple years and recently returning to the workforce.

Studies have shown how quickly you get a good job – as self-defined by the respondents (U.S. adults aged 18 and older who earned a bachelor’s degree between 2010 and 2016) in the study - immediately after graduation affect the salary amount over both the short and long term than graduates who took longer to find a first good job. Gallup in September 2018 reported that graduates who had a good job upon graduation are 2.4 times more likely to be earning $60K or more in personal income than graduates who took two to less than 12 months. The fact that graduates who found a good job quickly earn more and higher wages faster suggest the importance for Early Career to invest the time and incur the expense to learn job search essential skills in order to prosper by earning more later.

Our expert-developed webinars below teach you the proven step-by-step structured approach on finding and getting the job you want, starting from ‘Launching Your Job Search’ that gives you an outline and roadmap of all the key steps involved to finding a job, writing a resume that showcases your match to the job to land an interview, interviewing prep that help you ace the interviews, communicating effectively in the job search campaign, and negotiating a salary offer that you are happy with.

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Free online on-demand ‘Launching Your Job Search’ webinar by experienced Career Coach Pat Cross provides an overview of the steps and a plan to succeed in job search for new college graduates, healthcare industry graduates, and people returning to the workforce after some time off.  The steps include:  identify the job seeker’s key strengths and transferable skills; find a right ‘fit’ for yourself by developing a clear focus; ensure key components are in resume; identify well-paid entry level jobs; research a company before applying to the position; plan your networking; review tips on campus fairs, and prepare for commonly asked interview questions.

 

Launching Your Job Search

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A resume is a marketing tool showing the skills and experience of a job seeker.  While a well-written effective resume can create recruiter’s or employer’s interests that leads to interviews, a badly written one can simply eliminate a job seeker from consideration.  In this online and on-demand webinar, Expert Career Coach Pat Cross teaches what are critical components of an effective resume,  guidelines for new college graduate on what to include or leave out of a resume, and how to create and customize the important profile and accomplishment statements using key words aligned to a specific job description.

Critical Elements of
An Effective Resume

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Networking is the number one way people find jobs but many job seekers do not network successfully.  In this on-demand webinar, experienced Career Management expert and Career Coach Pat Cross teaches basic principles of effective networking strategies and action plan, including preparations of an ‘elevator pitch’, identifying networking opportunities, and tips of what to say in correspondence with people you know and people you don’t know when networking online and in-person.

 

Networking Strategies
For Early Career

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Holiday Job Search

Holiday Job Search

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2021 Job Search Strategy

 

2021 Job Search Strategy

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Preparation is critical to successful job interviews.  In this on-demand streaming webinar,  Career Expert Pat Cross provides detailed guidance to college students and Early Career job seekers on how to prepare for on-campus interviews, telephone and video interviews, round robin face-to-face in person interviews, lunch interviews and panel interviews.  In addition, Cross discusses the strategies for answering 10 most common behavior based interview questions and asking 5 insightful questions to learn more about the job and the company.  Furthermore, Cross teaches the importance of following up post job interview with effective correspondence content to maximize job interview successes.

 

Interview Preparation:
Strategies For Success
 

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World-renowned best-selling LinkedIn author and LinkedIn expert, Wayne Breitbarth, teaches college students and college graduates how to stand out on LinkedIn and get on fast track to get internships or job opportunities. With 4 bonus actionable handouts, Wayne helps you create a strong LinkedIn profile that attracts recruiters and employers, optimize keywords to rank high in search results, connect with college alumni and others to grow network, and uncover information that improves chances to get the job.

 

LinkedIn: A College Student's Fast Track To Internships and Jobs

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Your writing and verbal communication skills in your job search campaign need to be clear, concise, grammatically correct and to the point.  In this cloud-based on-demand webinar on the important topic of job search campaign correspondence, Expert Career Coach Pat Cross guides you on choosing a cover letter format that works best for your individual situation, writing effective cover letters highlighting your strengths, and writing proven networking emails to reconnect or connect with someone by referral.   Multiple examples of very useful written post interview follow up correspondence are included: effective thank you notes;  response to a rejection; accepting or turning down a job offer.

 

Job Search Campaign
Correspondence

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10 Interview Questions For New Grads & Students (And 5 Questions to Ask)

10 Interview Questions For New Grads & Students (And 5 Questions
to Ask)

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Show Me the Money!  In an insightful online and on-demand webinar, Recruiter and Career Expert Elizabeth Lions provides  clarity to new college graduates and Early Career job seekers on defining what benefits and perks matter to them, what can you ask for in job negotiation, the business and personal factors to take into account when considering an offer, and working with the recruiters so you can time offers to fall simultaneously for competitive negotiation and proper evaluation.

Evaluating Job Offers - What Can You Ask For?