Our Program: The 7 Elements of Job Search
We at JS101 believe in a process-driven approach to job searching. Statistically, around 80% of all jobs are found through networking - who you know and who knows you. The more quality people in your network combined with a targeted and strategic approach toward companies you want to work for equals a significant decrease in the time it takes you to find success in your search.
It all comes down to becoming a known candidate for an unposted position.
Element 1: Understand the Modern Job Search – Know the Basics
The first element in the job search process begins with deepening your understanding of modern job search and how it has changed over the past 5-10 years.
How Job Search Has Changed
Principles of the Modern Job Search
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers
Myths and Truths of Modern Job Search
Mistakes Often Made by Job Seekers
Facts and Figures You Should Know
Typical Barriers in Job Search
How Hiring Really Happens
Element 2: Personalize Your Plan – Own It and Execute It
The second element dives deeper into the planning process so you can develop a solid strategy that works for you.
Face Reality; Get A Job Search Mindset
Use Job Search as a Time for Self-Assessment and Self-Improvement
Get Educated and Informed Before Starting
Ask Yourself These Questions
Determine a Direction
Maintain Motivation and Momentum
Element 3: Develop Your Tools – Create a Solid Foundation
Now it's time to create a solid foundation for your search and have your tools ready.
Order Business Cards
Update Your Resume
Improve Your LinkedIn Profile
Make Referral Request Postcards
Element 4: Get the Word Out –Build and Maintain Awareness
Rehearse your Core Message and announce you’re in job search.
Develop Your Core Message
Identify / Expand Your Network
Send AIR Emails / Post Social Media Messages
Element 5: Market Yourself – Get the Interview
This is the key to success and the JS101 motto: Become a Known Candidate to Decision Makers with unposted openings in the Hidden Market.
Make a Target Company List
Identify Target Company Contacts
Become a Known Candidate
Activate Supporting Activities
Submit Quality Marketing Campaigns
Add Secondary Marketing Campaigns
Track Your Activity
Assess, Evaluate, and Adjust
Element 6: Ace the Interview – Sell Yourself
Preparation and research are key.
Prepare for Different Types of Interviews
Know How to Answer Interview Questions
Evaluating and Improving Your Interview Performance
Following Up After an Interview
Element 7: Receive an Offer – Assess, Analyze, Start, and Prepare
After all your hard work, you land the job! But your efforts shouldn't end there. Gone are the days where you find a reputable company with a secure job and stay there until retirement. Chances are very good that you will be in a job search again in the not-so-distant years to come. Prepare now, network, and always be as ready as you can to hit the ground running in your next job search!
Decide What Is Important
Negotiate the Terms
Start Quickly and Proactively
Always Be Looking
Job Search Classes & Special Topics
In addition to our JS101 Action Plan, we offer a variety of other job search classes include:
Creating Your Resume Brand
Selling Yourself for the Job
Are You a Fit?
Getting the Offer
Are You Ready?
Honing Your Skills
For the Job Seeker
+ Mentor Group Fridays!