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The Job Search

Like night vision goggles for your job search

Let's face it: job hunting sucks. After about the twentieth time being rejected for yet another position because you don't have the experience that you'll only get if someone gives you a job that you can't get without having experience...we don't blame you if you're ready to thrown in the towel—or roll it into a tube and whip something with it.

But there are ways to make job hunting suck less without doing violent things with towels. It all starts with:

  • Figuring out what you actually want to do and what you're qualified to do, so you can apply for positions that are really a good fit.
  • Knowing where and how to look for jobs.

And most importantly,

  • Building a network that connects you to the people who are giving out jobs.

This course teaches you how to do all that stuff so you can save your towels for something more appropriate...like drying stuff.

Course Breakdown

Unit 1. The Job Search

This is it. You have to get a job. Where do you start? What will you do? This course helps you answer all of those questions in 5 short lessons. We'll start by helping you figure out what you want to do and what you're good at, help you navigate the seas of the internet to find some job options, and give you the deets on networking.

Sample Lesson - Introduction

Lesson 1: So What Are You Going to Do?

It's official: you have reached a point in your life when "superhero" is no longer an acceptable response when people ask you want you want to be when you grow up. Now when people ask you this question, they expect a response like "investment banker" or "lawyer." You'll just have to resign yourself to wearing your superhero underwear covertly, under your business suit. (We won't tell anyone.)

So what's a former superhero-to-be to do? How do you land on a career that's just as exciting as saving the world with your X-ray vision or stretchy arms? Do those careers even exist?

The perfect career for people who enjoy being cold and mooning people.

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Yes, they really do. But one man's Gotham City is another man's Dullsville. In short, there's no one-size-fits-all perfect career. And finding the right one for you involves a lot of searching. In fact (to get all self-help on you), it involves a lot of soul-searching. Who are you? What do you love to do? What matters to you in the big picture?

If you're the kind of person who loves to talk about yourself, this process will feel as satisfying as a visit to your therapist—perhaps even more satisfying, because it comes without the $100/hour price tag.

If you're not that kind of person, buck up and take heart: Doing this soul-searching now is your ticket to landing on a career that makes you feel like a superhero, even without the cape.

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  • Course Length: 1 weeks
  • Grade Levels: 11, 12, College
  • Course Type: Short Course
  • Category:
    • Business and Career Preparation
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