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Straight Talking: How to a get a well paid Job

Planning and creating a bright future by developing the right strategies, tactics and attitude to win that job job
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 35m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This short and punchy course focuses upon the essential activities when applying for a job in any industry.  It is applicable to all age groups. It does not matter what age you are, whether you are leaving college, returning to work after a career break, or bringing up a family.  Perhaps you are in the mature age bracket seeking employment after layoff or redundancy, or just seeking part-time employment.
This approach offers something to everybody.  Most of the content concentrates on the social psychology of how people present themselves in public and, in this instance, to recruiters.   It offers many common sense solutions, but also highlights elements of research in social psychology that have direct relevance to getting that elusive job.
The presentation and the lectures are forthright, straight talking and firmly ask the student to take responsibility for their future and take action.
Students taking this course will need to work through the exercises found in the PDF downloads and, together with the video series, should amount to 3 hours initially.  We strongly suggest that students ‘practise’ additionally especially regarding:
•Identifying, redefining and redesigning ‘self’ and the image the student wants to project as a valuable brand  and ‘asset’ offering potential employers unique talents•Developing your Personal ‘Brand’•Adding exceptional value to your employer by outlining the benefits of employing you•Working through a personal SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) and taking action to put forward your strengths•Rewriting a vibrant and attractive resume or CV•Building rapport with recruiters and employers, and turning interest into employment•Identifying potential interview questions and how best to respond to difficult questions•Assessing potential competency based questions that are likely to be asked, and preparing a positive and upbeat response•Preparing to project one’s strengths and personality through positive body language

You will learn

✓ Understand that how they present themselves physically to recruiters is critical in gaining employment
✓ Comprehend the basics of communications psychology in projecting themselves to others for employment
✓ Analyse how best to present themselves very much as a unique brand who has many things of value to offer employers
✓ Develop personal confidence in their planning and positioning for specific interviews
✓ Analyse personal strengths and limitations using a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats process
✓ Prepare to handle difficult questions and objections from potential employers and recruiters
✓ Develop a positive mindset and attitude, approaching the interview as an opportunity to shine in front of any potential employers
✓ Gain a good understanding and foundation in using body language to leverage their personal power in interviews
✓ Develop a strategy to stand out from competitors
✓ Understand how to use Linkedin as a positive social network
✓ Predict difficult questions and rehearse responses
✓ Understand ’competency based interviewing’ and preparing to deal with difficult questions
✓ Prepare yourself mentally for the interview
✓ Learn to work with and seek feedback from others when rehearsing and preparing for interviews


• You need to have some motivation to start again at a foundation level to build up your confidence. You skill at acquiting a job of your choosing will be down to practising and rehearsing the content of the videos.

This course is for

• The course is applicable for all ages and for all occupations or jobs and especially for those who are having difficulty seeking employment
Delivering Change & Learning Strategies for Personal Growth
Platform: Udemy
Video: 35m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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