Career Management Skills
Whether you are seeking your first job, or are planning to change jobs or careers, this course will coach you through the process.
We will cover the following skills and topics:
- Researching the jobs/companies—using online sites, newspapers, professional organizations and recruiters.
- Understanding how to frame your own skills, talents, accomplishments and work experience to fit the requirements of a particular job.
Being able to engage intelligently in the interview process in a way that leaves a good impression on the interviewer(s). Do you know how to answer questions like “Why did you leave your last company?” “What are your areas of expertise? And which need improving?” “Why are you applying to OUR company?”
(And do you know which questions are illegal, and how to answer if asked one?)
Being aware that not all interviews are the same. There are: the phone interview, the executive recruiter’s screening interview, the interview with the hiring manager, the technical interview, serial interviews (with staff from other departments), interview by committee, and sometimes even by teleconference.
Asking relevant questions of the interviewer
Leaving your OLD company—on good terms. Writing a letter of resignation.
Rehearsing the interview Q&A sessions on-camera in class is a great help. Each participant will develop a 30 second answer to the question: “tell me about yourself”. Each client is expected to bring in a blank videotape for our taping sessions.
By the time you have mastered the above skills, you’ll be ready to re-work your resume. As a class, we will review resumes, and make suggestions for those revisions.
For further information regarding this course, please contact the English for Professionals office at Pace University directly email@example.com .