Looking for job search courses? You are in the right place!
This week I’m in the Dallas area giving four presentations, and two in Austin. I’m giving out Pluralsight 30 day passes (if you haven’t gotten one, message me), and encouraging professionals in transition to binge-watch and absorb anything they want… including any of my 32 soft skill, professional development, and job search courses, as well as Casey Ayers Business Analyst and Project Management (PMP) certification courses… and MORE.
As I was preparing a slide to suggest a few job search courses highly relevant to job seekers, I thought I’d share them here with you. These are just mine, there are plenty of other great courses in this library of over 7,000 courses. This list below only represents less than 20% of my courses…
My Job Search Courses I Recommend
A course on how to develop a killer personal brand. No matter what you think about personal branding, it’s important. Neglect your brand if you want, but you’ll still have one. I say: you be the author of what your brand is, and create the narrative the way you want it to be. Otherwise, others will create it for you, and you might not like that.
A course on informational interviews. I believe there are no silver bullets in the job search. But I have said, across the country, that if I were in a job search I would spend about 95% of my time on informational interviews. Seriously, 95%. Haven’t heard of them? Or, they aren’t working for you? Watch this course and learn how to do them well, and get your job search MOVING!
How about a course on working with, and understanding, different personalities? Look, in your job search you need to understand how to influence others, and why others act and speak the way they do. Working with others can be baffling… but the more you understand human nature, personalities, and why people are the way they are, the better you can work with, communicate, and persuade others. You might even learn something about yourself!
Becoming a better listener is one of my favorite courses. It’s about the most important aspect of communication… and I think we all have some room for improvement. Listening better will help you in your networking, your interviewing… in every aspect of your job search! This course has the most ratings and comments of any of my courses. Come on over and listen!
I have one course on optimizing your LinkedIn Profile, and another course on a proactive LinkedIn strategy. I wrote the book on LinkedIn over 10 years ago, updated it to multiple versions, and have done countless trainings and consultations on LinkedIn. In these courses we cut through the rhetoric and noise and get to the heart of optimizing your time on LinkedIn. No kool-aid drinking, just smart and doable actionables.
You can get all of these, and more, for free with a 30 day pass from Pluralsight. If you don’t know how, just reach out and I’ll hook you up!
An Alternative to Job Search Courses
I’ve been in the course creation world since around 2009. I started making job search courses after I wrote my first book and became a professional speaker. Then, I made dozens of courses for Pluralsight (I’ve updated this post in 2022).
A few years ago I came up with a brilliant alternative (or complement) to job search courses: a job search program! Don’t get me wrong: job search courses have their place. They are cool and important. The job search program is different in that it’s a six week program where I hold your hand every day and tell you exactly what you need to do to work towards landing a great job.
If that sounds intriguing, check out the Job Search Program page with more information.