Course Description

The course will be taught by Amy Soricelli, Vice President of Career Services at Berkeley College, who has over 40 years of experience in career services and placement in both the staffing and Higher education space.  Additional speakers will be invited to enhance the course content.   You will need to attend four 2-hour training sessions.

Guest speakers will include:  Jasmine BriggsIhor AndruchMichele Figueroa

Session 1

The Career Plan  

•    What are you looking for in a career?
•    Do you have any experience or are you a career-changer?
•    What do you need to do to create a plan for this goal?
•    Creation of a document that outlines the commitment to this goal

The Resume

•    The headline
•    The Positioning Statement
•    Chronological Vs. Functional
•    Content
•    Formatting
•    The Applicant Tracking System (ATS) System

Session 2 

The Documents

•    The cover letter
•    The letter of introduction
•    The pain letter
•    The follow-up letter
•    The thank you letter
•    The thank you letter for the rejection

The LinkedIn Profile

•    Creating a professional profile 
•    Every component from ‘Branded Background’ to profile picture to all content in profile
•    How to uncover Influencers, which group(s) to join, who to follow
•    How to connect properly – sending messages and starting impactful conversations
•    How to post effectively, professionally, and with ‘mission-focused relevance

Session 3

The Homework 

•    Finding the hidden job openings in your industry of choice
•    Working with recruiters, staffing firms, alumni and professional organizations
•    Using LinkedIn, Indeed, Career-builder, Monster, Idealist.org, Higheredjobs.com
     and websites
•    How to uncover information about your industry/organization of choice
•    How to apply to positions professionally
•    How to stay organized

 The Interview 

  • The Job Interview, remote, onsite, group, video, phone
  • The STAR method of interviewing
  • The Interview “Basics”
  • Abbreviated ‘mock interviews’ for interested parties
  • Interview follow-up
  • Relevant guest speakers

Session 4:  Mock Interviews & Networking

  • Mock Interviews using STAR method
  • Presentations of Elevator Pitch
  • Guest Speaker
  • Open forum/Questions/”Business Card” exchange
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