Maximize your job search efforts with expert advice from career coaches and business professionals. Whether you're a college graduate or student looking ahead, learn how to craft a career plan, write a resume, search for a job, and nail the interview. You'll also get a primer for professional life with courses on business acumen and how to start your job off right.
Job hunting is different for today's college grads. Learn how to create a career plan, understand what companies are looking for, and stand apart from the competition.
1h 10m • COURSE
Creating a Career Plan with Dr. Chaz Austin
Learn how to use strategic career planning to identify your dream job, determine your career goals, and then define and market your personal brand.
1h 10m • COURSE
Turning an Internship into a Job with Valerie Sutton
Turn an internship into a stepping stone for your career. Learn how to find the right internship, network at your new job, and negotiate a full-time position.
54m 16s • COURSE
Writing a Resume with Stacey Gordon
Learn how to write a resume that impresses hiring managers and speaks to your personal and professional strengths. This resume writing course deals with the nuts and bolts of resume formatting, layout, and word choice.
2h 39m • COURSE
Job Search Strategies with Valerie Sutton
Teaches the latest techniques for finding the right position for your interests, skills, and experience.
37m 53s • COURSE
Learning LinkedIn with Oliver Schinkten
Discover how to get the most out of using LinkedIn. Learn how to construct a stellar profile, find and add connections, share content, and more.
1h 46m • COURSE
Mastering Common Interview Questions with Valerie Sutton
Learn how to master the top 10 most common interview questions you'll encounter when looking for a new job.
56m 14s • COURSE
Giving Your Elevator Pitch with Todd Dewett
Discover how to sell yourself in a short period of time with a memorable "elevator pitch."
13m 1s • COURSE
Negotiating Your Job Offer with Christine DiDonato
Got the job offer? Learn how to understand what your offer covers and negotiate your compensation and benefits when you accept a new job.
1h 19m • COURSE
Developing Business Acumen with Mike Figliuolo
Develop business acumen. Understand your business model, strategy, competition, and operations, so you can make better decisions and become a better leader.
1h 7m • COURSE
Succeeding in a New Job with Dr. Chaz Austin
Starting a new job? Learn what you need to succeed. Get actionable tips for making the most of your role at a new company.
56m 18s • COURSE
You'll learn new skills with these experts
Lida Citroën is an international branding specialist who designs identities and teaches personal branding.
Lida is the principal of LIDA360, based in Denver, and an accomplished speaker and writer, often featured in the media, including MSNBC, Entrepreneur, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Forbes.com, Harvard Business Review, and CBS MoneyWatch. She is also the author of two books: Your Next Mission: A Personal Branding Guide for the Military-to-Civilian Transition, which offers personal branding, career, and professional tools and guidance to transitioning military veterans, and Reputation 360: Creating Power through Personal Branding, a best-selling guide to gaining competitive advantage through reputation management.
Lida spends her free time helping veterans transition from military to civilian careers. She writes for Military.com, is a volunteer for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), speaks at national events on veteran hiring, and since 2010 has worked with the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation. She also conducts workshops, training seminars, and webinars to enlighten transitioning veterans about the challenges, opportunities, and advantages to be gained in the civilian sector.
Dr. Chaz Austin, EdD is a recognized authority in the field of career packaging and marketing.
Dr. Chaz trains his clients to self-market, a mandatory skill in today's workplace. He also conducts workshops and leads courses for people in a broad range of industries and at any stage of their careers—from those who have recently graduated from school to people who have been in the workforce for decades and are re-careering.
Dr. Chaz holds an EdD in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. He has authored two books about self-marketing and how to treat yourself like a business. His most recent book is 101 Ways to Find Work … and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career! In academia, Dr. Chaz has served as director of career development for the Musicians Institute; career resource specialist for business students and alumni at Woodbury University; MBA career development & employer relations manager at Pepperdine University's School of Business and Management; and director of placement for Video Symphony.
He was also a college professor teaching a wide range of courses in business and communication, specializing in career training, and has presented papers to the National Association of Women MBAs, the Association for Business Communication, the National Council for Workforce Education, the Society of Educators and Scholars, the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, the California Placement Association, and the Global Leadership and Management Conference.
Valerie Sutton is a thought leader in career theory and student services in university settings.
As an experienced career coach within the MBA and education sectors, Valerie has expertise in applying research to practice, by utilizing technology to help create a "career consciousness" with her clients. As a Director of the Career Services Office, she has oversight of services that reach over 900 students annually at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Valerie's prior experience includes the Fox School of Business at Temple University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Valerie is qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CareerLeader assessment, and has knowledge of the Strengthsfinder assessment.
Her interest is in training and development of individuals and teams in managing their career progression and understanding market demands, as it relates to recruitment and retention of employees. Through the use of career theory and coaching techniques, her goal is to teach individuals to take the initiative and lead the success of their own career. To learn more about Valerie visit her LinkedIn profile.
Stacey A. Gordon is founder and CEO of Rework Work.
Rework Work provides a holistic view to reworking what doesn't work about work. As a diversity consultant with recruiting expertise, not only does she guide professionals through outplacement and develop job search strategies to help you choose a job you will love, but she also helps companies to be your employer of choice through workshops and presentations.
Her professional history of supporting diversity initiatives began with her work in diversity recruiting at Prudential, where she was one of the top recruiters on the West Coast. She developed programs for what is now Dress for Success Worldwide, founded the first professional chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs, was tapped to succeed the executive director of the national organization, and continued her work in diversity at MUFG Americas— one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Stacey has served on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources as COO and then as president and also as director of learning and development for Professionals in Human Resources Association, the largest SHRM affiliate in the country. She is the author of a book titled The Successful Interview: 99 Questions to Ask and Answer (and Some You Shouldn't) and three elearning courses on this platform titled Human Resources: Diversity Recruiting, Unconscious Bias, and Writing a Resume. As a career consultant and strategist, Stacey has written career- and diversity-related articles and provided content for Essence, Black MBA Magazine, Forbes.com, Monster.com, and several career-related blogs. She also appeared in a career segment on FoxBusiness.com.
Oliver Schinkten is a national speaker, consultant, writer, and video trainer.
He is an expert in learning and teaching, specializing in supporting educators as they work to empower their students.
As a learning facilitator passionate about education reform and revolutionizing education, Oliver believes in providing every student with a real-life, relevant, engaging, and personalized education in which they learn how to learn, develop character and integrity, and get inspired to become lifelong learners and world changers.
He is the founder of AssistEd Shift and ComPassion Based Learning, as well as a cofounder of the Communities program at Oshkosh North High School.
Dr. Todd Dewett is a leading speaker, writer, and coach in the leadership and life skills space.
Dr. Dewett is one of the world's most powerful voices in the leadership and life skills space. As a professional speaker, he inspires. As a writer, he educates. As a coach, he transforms. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, Todd served for ten years as a decorated professor of management, until speaking and writing became full-time pursuits. He is a TEDx speaker, Inc. magazine top 100 leadership speaker, and two-time #1 most viewed author at Lynda.com. His latest book is Show Your Ink: Stories about Leadership and Life. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. Visit his home online at www.drdewett.com.
Christine DiDonato, founder of Career Revolution, is an innovator in employee and leadership development.
As the former head of talent for Sony Electronics, Inc., one of Forbes' "The 25 Companies Where Millennials Most Want To Work in 2015," Christine focused her passion and research on acquiring, coaching, and developing the organization's youngest generation of employees to become the next generation of leaders.
As a leading global expert in emerging leader development, Christine recognized the need to bring tangible and measurable solutions to organizations. To relieve managers from having to carry 100% of the burden of solving the generational gap, she created AccelerateME™, a unique feedback tool specifically designed for today's young professionals to take greater ownership of their actions at work.
Christine is a seasoned and progressive facilitator, speaker, and workplace strategist who partners with clients to move beyond theory and academics and put tangible solutions in place that address the challenges of our new workforce. She is recognized as a leading expert in her field as seen in her contributions to popular media sources like Inc., Time, Money, Forbes, College Magazine, and USA Today as well as the Human Capital Institute and Society for Human Resource Development.
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.