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Most of us would have faced this kind of situation. When you are in your senior year of college, you would be subjected to several questions by those around you.
Where are you working?
Are you having a job?
What is your salary?
You know what? That boy’s salary is more. This girl’s salary is more.
In all the commotion, you say “I want to move out of this situation but I don’t know how“.
In case you have to come across any of these situations, you would have experienced extreme stress and anxiety in your job search.
This stress and anxiety alone could be a huge obstacle in finding the right job for yourself.
In case you are looking for guidance in getting the right job as early as possible, then this program is for you.
Mental well-being and job:
Studies have shown that when people see the positive results that can be accomplished with their skills and unique behaviour, their mental and emotional well-being becomes increasingly healthy.
On the other hand, a decrease in self-confidence, self-esteem and other mental health issues are connected to unemployment.
If your job is waiting for you somewhere, you are lucky. There are many well-qualified persons without a job or enough money for a single square meal. So if your job is waiting for you somewhere you are very lucky.
Present job market:
Getting a job is a not so easy task nowadays. There is huge competition for the same job.
Sometimes there is a very small difference between persons getting selected in the job interview and not getting selected. This happens irrespective of skills or fitness for the job.
When the situation is like this, we must use every opportunity to impress at all possible stages. Doesn’t it?
With a little effort we can also get the necessary skills to get multiple job offers.
To become job-ready we need to have some essential soft skills and preparedness.
Some of the common preparation are listed below:
- Effective resume building.
- Effective Cover Letter writing.
- Interview Preparation.
- Professional Ethics and Code of Conduct.
Some of the soft skills required are:
- Group Discussion and Team Building Skills.
- Persuasion and Influencing Skills.
- Negotiation and Conversational Skills.
Since the skills required are detailed in nature, I thought of formulating in module format.
Level – 1:
Level 1, is all about mental preparation.
It is important to start the course with the right mindset. In case you have any fear, it is best to eliminate it or reduce its intensity right in the beginning.
The success of the course largely depends on how you are prepared to start and work consistently thoughout, to complete it.
Removing mental blocks and fear at the beginning gives you a positive head start in completing the course and ensures a higher chance of success in your job placement.
- Module – 1: Beliefs, Values and Identity.
- What is the meaning of the word “Belief”?
- Do our beliefs affect our emotional state, decision making and actions?
- What causes Anger, Fear, Happiness, Sadness, Disappointment, Surprise?
- What is meant by a Belief System? Is it fixed, flexible or totally changeable?
- How to identify your Belief System?
- Is it absolutely necessary to fact check the beliefs and Belief Systems?
- Is it necessary to reform and refine our Belief system?
- How to reform our Belief System?
- Module – 2: Beating Fear, Procrastination and Becoming Resilient.
Level – 2:
Level 2, is about effective resume building, writing a proper covering letter and successfully completing the interview.
Effective resume is one which markets you well and brings you to the interview table. It increases your chance of getting selected.
When it comes to facing the interview, even experienced candidates face a big challenge. Therefore this module is designed to address all that and when you complete Level 2, you will gain a lot of confidence in facing the interview. This will result in higher success rates in converting to jobs.
- Module – 1: Resume Building and Covering Letter Writing.
- What is a Resume?
- Why a Resume is Important?
- What are the different types of Resume?
- What are the different models in the Resume?
- Which is the best suitable model for you?
- How to do a SWOT analysis for building a Resume with the right keywords?
- What is a Covering Letter?
- Why is Covering Letter important?
- The base structure of a Covering Letter.
- Case Study examples.
- Practice Worksheets.
- Module – 2: Interview Preparation.
- What is an Interview?
- What is an Interview Process?
- What are the common interview questions?
- What is the rationality behind asking those questions?
- How to prepare answers for them?
- Interview Checklist.
- Model Interviews.
- Practice worksheets.
- Module – 3: Job Search Method
Level – 3:
Level 3 is about soft skills.
When a company selects candidates based on their performance in group discussion, they are in fact checking a lot of things in a candidate. Some of the things are directly asked but some are observed and noted.
Some of the things which a company may look out are attitude, cultural fit for the organisation, proficiency in communication, team building skills etc. This module aims to give some exposure on this higher level of soft skills.
- Module – 1: Conversation and Communication Skills.
- Difference between conversation and communication skills.
- Barriers in conversation and barriers in communication.
- Effective communication strategy.
- How to make good documentation?
- Practice worksheets.
- Module – 2: Group Discussion & Team Building.
- What is a group discussion?
- what is the purpose of group discussion?
- Etiquettes of Group Discussion.
- Common topics of Group discussion and quick prompts.
- How to build rapport within the team?
- How to appreciate and provide feedback?
- How to handle criticism?
- How to practice group discussion skills and improve?
Level – 4:
Level 4 is about gaining real world experience.
In case of a corporate working culture, you may need to interact with different levels of people at various stages. This will be the daily norm rather than exception. Therefore everyday people handling skills, needs to be imbibed well. It needs a lot of practice.
When you learn all the important concepts in the previous levels, you definitely need to implement it, receive feedback and grow. Action – Feedback is the only way to learn and grow. This module aims to provide this important missing element.
Event management is one division where we can learn a lot things in a single batch. Things move fast, therefore we can learn from our mistakes and correct it quickly in the next.
When we work in 3 or 4 batches, we can gain a considerable real world exposure. We can gain experience in handling the expectations of clients, sponsors, and patrons.
There is a lot of scope to fine tune our sales, problem solving, decision making, finance, and project management skills.
You would gain hands on experience in various operations of event management, therefore this is an internship based model.
From conducting precision surveys, pricing, marketing, planning, executing, and successfully completing an event, you would gain experience in each and every division.
- Internship I – Resilience Development Project.
Level – 5:
This level is designed to help you understand the perspective of your superiors. Here you will be asked to administer multiple events from a single point of contact.
Therefore you would gain a lot of co-ordination & communication skills, decision making, planning and execution skills.
I assure you, this module will save you a lot of time and energy when you start to work in the corporate sector.
- Internship II – Administration.
Level – 6:
This is the final module. When you are in a position to be promoted, you expect that to happen immediately, right?
It will be really frustrating when your well deserving promotion involves waiting for a junior to acquire some basic skill set. Right?
So i order to increase the chance of getting promoted quickly you need to start helping your juniors and still completing your responsibilities. When you do it, you would be seen as a natural leader.
It would be easy for your employers to assign you a leadership role. You can gain skills and experience, but you can only be promoted when someone is there to do the less important tasks.
It will be really important task for the youngster but not for you anymore.
This module is designed to give you an opportunity to correct your past mistakes. It gives you an opportunity to give the right guidance to your juniors. This activity is called as Mentoring and it will always be a win-win situation for all.
When you complete all the six levels of this course you would have gained considerable experience which the interviewers and employers find it useful. The chances of you getting selected over other candidates now becomes a lot higher than earlier.
How the course is going to be delivered?
The course will contain videos, reading materials and worksheets.
Peer support group will be formed and monitored for any help.
Support will be given through email, facebook messenger and whatsapp.
How the course is going to be evaluated?
The entire course is based on peer evaluation model. Your progress in each module will be evaluated by your peers. The average value will be indicated against each module certificate. This is scientifically proven to be the precise and acceptable for the particular batch
A course completion certificate with all the details of your progress against the batch average will be displayed in the certificate itself.
The employer is always eager to pick up a candidate who appears to the interview with a certain degree of preparation.
This way your employer will know how you respond to training.
The ability to showcase your learning ability is as important as learning itself. Therefore your chances of getting selected for the post against someone who the employer is not sure about the learning ability, is always higher.