In this course, you will learn :
- This course is for non-native English speakers who want to advance their careers in the global marketplace.
- This course will teach you about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States while comparing and contrasting it with the same process in your home country.
- This course will also allow you to explore your global career options while expanding your vocabulary and improving your language skills in order to achieve your professional objectives.
- The first unit of this course will introduce you to the job application process in the United States and strategies for identifying jobs that match your interests and skills. Unit 2 will walk you through the process of creating a professional-looking resume.
- In unit 3, you will create a clear and concise cover letter.
- The course's final unit focuses on networking and interview skills.
1. Entering the Job Market
- Course Overview: Introduction to the Career Development Process
- Topics, Assessments, Games & Activities
- Job Search Overview
- Identifying Your Interests and Skills
- Language Focus: Vocabulary and Word Forms Related to Jobs
- Choosing the Job that's the Best Fit for You
- Language Focus: Verb Tenses (Present vs. Present Progressive)
- Understanding Job Descriptions: Reading a Job Advertisement
- Language Focus: Phrases to Compare Similarities
- Language Focus: Phrases to Contrast Differences
- Model Response Comparing/Contrasting the Job Search Process
- Online Learning Opportunities to Extend Your Skills
- What is a resume? Why do you need one?
- Parts of a Resume
- Writing a Resume, Name and Contact Information
- Listening: Connecting Employers with Job Seekers in Today's Economy
- Language Focus: Key Words
- Headline and Summary
- Work Experience
- Language Focus: Action Verbs
- Complete your Resume
3. Writing a Cover Letter
- What is a Cover Letter?
- Professional Writing: Letter Format
- Introducing Yourself
- Highlighting Your Skills in the Cover letter
- Language Focus – Present Perfect vs. Past Tense
- Professional Writing: Level of Formality
- Language Focus- Using Modal Verbs to Write Politely
- Writing a Cover Letter for a Specific Job
- What is Networking?
- Making Small Talk
- Networking Elevator speech- What to Say When Networking
- Language Focus: Networking Elevator Speech- Delivery
- Sample Spoken Networking Elevator Speech
5. Interviewing For a Job
- Overview of the Job Interview
- Answering Typical Interview Questions
- Language Focus– Asking for Clarification in an Interview
- Sample Interview Do’s and Don’ts
- Sample Video Responding to an Interview Question