Job Search in the Digital Age

Courses available in digital job search


Like it or loathe it LinkedIn is a vital tool in a job search strategy. With over 70% of the initial recruitment process conducted by sourcing and assessing candidates through internal networks and LinkedIn, you could be missing out on opportunities that never make it to the mainstream job search boards if you’re not a part of it. However, a LinkedIn profile alone will not be enough of an advantage to access the hidden job market, a complete, polished profile with a proactive approach to professional networking are essential components of leveraging this platform to maximise your visibility to recruiters. This course aims to provide users with a solid foundation of LinkedIn best practices for developing your online brand on the #1 business social networking platform to ultimately stand out from the crowd in searches.


Intended Audience

Suitable for a wide range of participants including those currently job searching or contemplating a career shift in the near future and those looking to optimise their current LinkedIn profile by giving it a makeover.


Prerequisites

Familiarity with using the basic functions of a computer such as navigating the Windows environment, navigating the internet and operating a mouse and keyboard would be an advantage but are not essential. If you don't already have these skills taking a course in Computer Basics first may be beneficial.


Delivery Style

Training is delivered as instructor-led computer-based training in a computer lab to individuals or small groups. Participants will have dedicated access to a modern computer with a large monitor and access to various assistive technologies such as sit stand desks, microdesks and a range of input devices to ensure comfort. Course materials are based on real world examples in a New Zealand context


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training participants should be able to:

  • Setup and develop a professional LinkedIn profile
  • Establish and maintain professional connections
  • Join and participate in groups
  • Align a CV with your online profile
  • Evaluate and optimise a LinkedIn profile
  • Work with recommendations and endorsements
  • Understand and exploit LinkedIn search algorithms

If you haven’t job searched in recent years you will quickly find that the digital age has vastly changed the way in which a successful job search is handled. The methods used for job hunting today aren’t a lot different from those of the past, however, the process is almost entirely online now and requires a degree of digital competency to navigate the components of the process. You will discover CV’s and cover letters need to be tailored for each job application, that often you have to pass a round of robots scanning your CV and cover letter for keywords before it lands in the hands of a human and that the interview process may be conducted via video and can be one-way or two-way communication. This course aims to provide users with the basic digital skills required to find and apply for employment online.


Intended Audience

Suitable for job seekers lacking the digital know how needed to find and apply for jobs online.


Prerequisites

It is assumed that people taking this course have limited previous experience with computers.


Delivery Style

Training is delivered as instructor-led computer-based training in a computer lab to individuals or small groups. Participants will have dedicated access to a modern computer with a large monitor and access to various assistive technologies such as sit stand desks, microdesks and a range of input devices to ensure comfort. Course materials are based on real world examples in a New Zealand context


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training participants should be able to:

  • Use the internet to identify online job listings
  • Use browser tools to save useful websites
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for new job listings
  • Complete and submit online forms including attachments
  • Evaluate and modify your digital footprint
  • Create a professional email address
  • Create, reply and forward email communication
  • Organise and manage email communication
  • Work with email attachments
  • Use a word processor to create, save and modify CV’s and cover letters
  • Use a range of digital tools to improve the quality of your writing
  • Use a variety of digital tools commonly used in video interviews
  • Use a range of digital tools to check your CV and cover letter align with the job listing
  • Create and manage a job search log

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