Getting Your Job Search Started (Short Course)

$35.00 Inc GST

This 20-hr short course teaches job seekers to make the most of their local labor market, and to be ready to accept a job offer.

What to expect:

Getting Your Job Search Started is the perfect course for trainers and job coaches who help active job seekers develop their skills and kick off their job search. While looking for work is fun for some, finding a new job can be a daunting, frustrating task for others.

Participants will develop these essential skills:

  • Developing an understanding of the types of work available and where to find more information.
  • Recognizing the benefits available through career coaches, counselors, and mentors, and how to seek them out.
  • Learning different approaches to job searching, such as networking and tapping into the job market.

You will be able to obtain a “certificate of completion” with your name and completion date on it.

Note: these short courses are self-guided online courses and are not to be confused with our tutor-supported online courses.


There are 11 Lessons in this course:

1. Course Overview

2. Change and Transitions

    • Managing Change
    • On the Bridge

3. The Important Stuff

    • Values Check
    • Values Defined

4. Skill and Ability

    • The Things You Do Well
    • Pre-Assignment Review

5. Vocation and Strategy

    • What Does Vocation Mean?
    • Job Satisfaction Survey

6. Resources

    • Checking Out the Jobs
    • Resource Room

7. The Job Market

    • Job Searching Means Action!
    • The Hidden Pieces

8. Invite Your Network

    • Identifying Your Network
    • Asking Questions

9. Ready, Set, Goal!

    • Setting Work Goals
    • Fine-Tuning Goals
    • Take it Away!

10. Thinking Unconventionally to Get What You Want

    • Without Convention
    • Working to Get What We Want

11. Getting Things Moving

    • Recommended Reading List
    • Post-Course Assessment