Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our students, visitors, staff and the community at large is our first priority. Social distancing is a must, as such Microtrain will be delivering courses using a remote live solution for all courses until further notice.
Now is the time for us to come together to support each other and tackle the challenges we are facing. Please let us know what we can do for you during this time; we’re always here to assist and help however we can.
We invite you to share your insights, ideas, and strategies with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"How To Market Yourself For Your Next Great Job" Workshop
Who Benefits From This Workshop?
This workshop is designed for those people:
- who want to learn key career and marketing tools to land your next great job
- who want to understand how to search for a job in the 21st century
About this Course
How Connected Are You?
Social media is how people, in the 21st century, connect to find jobs. Job seekers are strongly encouraged to direct their job search efforts to social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is an online professional networking platform that currently has millions of members worldwide. LinkedIn is a practical solution for Job seekers like you because it allows you to connect with hiring officials, recruiters, and other professionals to find employment. LinkedIn.com is the preferred tool that recruiters and hiring managers use to find top talent.
You may already be familiar with Linkedin however, in this workshop, we will help you create an "All Star" LinkedIn profile that will showcase your professional brand.
Is Your Resume Getting the Response You Want?
The digital age has changed job search strategies. This age has ushered in an era where job applicants are required to submit their resumes through an online electronic processing system known as the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a software application that electronically handles recruitment needs. A vast majority of employers look to ATS to select resumes from applicants to fill at least 70% of their job openings. Companies use ATS to eliminate much of the initial screening time and cost associated with the recruiting process. As a result, job applicants are strongly encouraged to post their resumes online.
In this workshop, you will learn how to make your resume ATS friendly. PLUS what you need to do to create a master resume and multiple targeted resumes which will give you the recruiter attention you want.
Are You Concerned About Job Interviews?
Job candidates understand the importance of preparing for an interview. However, many are not familiar with the strategy of preparing for a behavioral interview. Hiring officials use the behavioral interviewing approach to determine if a job candidate’s work experience and behaviors meet the job requirements.
In this workshop, you will learn how to use TheProfessional.me Behavioral Interview tool to prepare and guide you through those tough interview questions.
Get that job you crave. Join us in our dynamic, 1-day workshop to learn about job search key tools and advanced techniques to get you back to work.
Workshop Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to use MicroTrain’s Professional.Me tool to:
- Establish a job search plan.
- Develop improved ATS friendly master and targeted resumes.
- Construct and practice your elevator pitch.
- Create a strategy for the behavioral interview.
- Understand how to develop an "All Star" LinkedIn profile.
- Establish your job search expectations and confirm your training goals to support your job search
- Create your Targeted Resume using the “Resume GAP Analysis” tool in Professional.Me.
- Understand common practices for submitting resumes through the Applicant Tracking System.
- Explore the steps of creating an elevator pitch.
- Prepare for scenario based role-specific behavioral interview questions by examining the STAR Approach to answering interview questions
- Get acquainted with LinkedIn and learn specific steps to quickly achieve “All-Star” strength for your professional profile.
- Score your LinkedIn Profile with The LinkedIn Analysis tool in Professional.Me.
- Define your specialty, level of expertise and express how companies or people would benefit from working with you
This course has a combination of live instructor-led lecture, facilitated discussions and individual exercises which will all contribute to job search success.
Each participant will receive a full set of electronic job search materials for their individual use during and after the workshop.
To improve your workshop experience, you would need to have the following completed prior to your workshop:
STEP 2 - Your most current resume is uploaded into your TheProfessional.me account
STEP 3 - You have a www.linkedin.com account and can access it in the workshop
The instructor [Al Khalfan] was very knowledgeable in the field. He presented the materials and concepts with a professional touch. He also frequently adds humor to his teachings, which made it easier for me to understand. The support staff was all nice, gentle, caring, and very helpful. The materials, rooms and amenities were excellent and exceeded expected standards.
A Cisco Success Story
I attended a resume writing seminar & conducted mock phone interviews with a Microtrain career counselor. These two activities gave me a leg up on distinguishing myself from all the other people looking for work. Since the career counselor's at Microtrain had a track record of getting people hired, their insight and positive past experiences helped me tremendously in getting hired with a Cisco Voice Systems Integrator in the Chicago area. I was hired as a Cisco Voice Tech Engineer with a starting salary of $65,000 / year with a Cisco voice systems reseller located in the Chicagoland area. Microtrain was very instramental in making this a reality. From expediting my WIA grant, to providing excellent hands-on training from knowledgable instructors I was able to achieve becoming certified with my CCNP. Microtrain's career services was the final catalyst in connecting me with this company by communicating with them on my behalf and with me in setting up the interview. One week later and I was hired. No joke. Thanks Microtrain!
Great class, loved the interaction and team-building exercises. Plenty of materials and learning tools supplied. Although it was a full week's class, never boring. Donna [Russell] was awesome and gave many supporting examples for better understanding.
Scott Wilson - Team Bradley
Employer Partner Feedback
Dawn has been a pleasure to work with. She is diligent in her efforts to give MicroTrain’s students the best opportunities to connect and network with various companies and players in the job market. The curriculums and certification programs are in line with today’s current IT needs. It’s good to see that they evolve with what employers are most seeking out there. I would recommend to any employer that hires skilled IT workers that they look into MicroTrain’s career services department as a potential source of candidates. The business of hiring can be quite costly, and Dawn and her staff provide a free service to outside companies. This value-add for MicroTrain’s students aligns with their mission in both training and job assistance to set up a win/win scenario for all involved.
Student Employment Success - Project/Process Manager
My Career Services Manager was very friendly and helpful and had excellent follow-up. She seemed to really care how things were going and kept me moving in the right direction. The resources available in job search were great and the visibility that there were jobs out there looking for my skillset was promising. Additionally, the training, as well as having an updated resume stating the Microtrain course work I had taken made me feel more confident and marketable as I looked for employment. It showed that I was dedicated and took project management and process management seriously.
Connect with MicroTrain
Begin building a successful long-term career pathway.