6 Steps to a Great Job!

Career Development & Employment Training Program
for Organizations Serving Women

 

 

 

Many organizations serve women who are in transition due to a variety of factors including sudden job loss for themselves or their partner, divorce without ongoing financial support, domestic violence, the need to return to the workforce after raising children, etc. For their clients, landing a job is often a critical step to a new beginning.  

If your organization serves women in transition, you may be faced with some of the following challenges:

  • With limited staff resources, you may find it difficult to find innovative ways to meet the needs of your clients.

  • The number of clients you serve may be increasing while resources are declining.

  • Your staff may feel that they do not have the tools, training, or education to effectively support your clients in getting a great job quickly and efficiently.

  • You or your staff may find yourselves repeating the same information over and over to each client individually.

  • Someone on your team may be spending time at work researching job search information and trying to piece together handouts to help your clients.

  • Without effective tools and techniques, your staff may create a negative, demotivating environment for your clients, rather than being a positive force for change.

The "6 Steps to a Great Job!" program can provide your staff with the tools to implement a comprehensive, step-by-step training program to teach job seekers, at all levels of the career ladder, the strategies to get a job or make a career transition as quickly and effectively as possible.  In addition to providing a consistent, proven, high quality program for your clients, the productivity of your staff will increase dramatically for two reasons:

  • They can serve more clients at one time by offering workshops in a group setting.

  • Their time spent working with clients one-on-one will be more productive since the job seekers will be more prepared to explore their job search, retraining, or self-employment options, when meeting with staff individually.  

 
Turn-Key Solution for Your Staff:
 

The "6 Steps to a Great Job!" program is a cost-effective, turn-key curriculum which your staff can use to teach your clients how to get a job or make a successful career transition.  This program is designed to support your staff in delivering a series of 7 workshops, with each workshop session lasting 1.5 to 2 hours, for a total of 10 to 14 hours of training time. It can be offered to small or large groups, depending upon your available space.  

 

This program supports your clients in using a targeted, step-by-step approach to the job search, regardless of their previous employment experience, from entry level to high level management.    

 

Benefits to your Organization:

  • Provide effective career development tools for your staff to use, regardless of their previous education or experience in implementing employment training for clients. 

  • Support more clients with existing staff resources and increase staff productivity by working with clients in a group setting, thereby reducing repetitive one-on-one conversations. 

  • Deliver consistent service quality.
     

Benefits to your Clients:

  • Provide a consistent, high quality, career development program with effective tools designed to support all clients, regardless of their employment history (entry level to experienced professionals).

  • Enhance job search success and client self-sufficiency.

The program includes:

  • A Trainer/Facilitator Kit:

    • Step-by-step instructions for your staff to facilitate each workshop session

    • PowerPoint slides to support each workshop session

  • A Train-the-Trainer webinar-based coaching session for your staff in how to use the curriculum successfully with your clients

  • Participant Workbooks (purchased for your clients on an "as needed" basis)

Give your staff the tools they need to effectively support your clients in getting a great job quickly!

What job seekers have said about 6 Steps to a Great Job!

 

"Thank you for restoring my sense of hope!"

 

"I think this program is the stuff that I needed to get me moving again with my life."

 

"Excellent workshops which provided great information, examples, and hope for success."

 

"The information provided was up to date and usable by everyone, regardless of where they are in their job search."

 

"This program has strengthened my belief that I can accomplish something positive at age 56."

 

"This program has provided me a more positive outlook on my future job opportunities."

 

"Excellent workshop and series that has provided me with the structure and focus to significantly help me on my journey for a new career.  Thank you very much!"

 

"Awesome workshops which exceeded my expectations!  
I would recommend them to others."

 

"This is a Ph.D. in job search.  Well done!  Thanks!"

 

"New ways of thinking are emerging as a result of this program."

 

"This program has been an eye opener for me!  Outstanding!"

Program Results:

Give your staff the tools they need to effectively support your clients in getting a great job quickly!

The Program:

The "6 Steps to a Great Job!" program provides your clients with a targeted, step-by-step approach to increase their success at finding new and emerging "pockets of opportunity" during a job search.   

 

The 7-part workshop series includes the following:
 

  • Program Overview:  
    During this session, participants receive an introduction to the components of an effective job search.  They have the opportunity to self-assess their need for in-depth training on each of the 6 steps to a great job.  In addition, they can explore education and retraining opportunities, learn about tuition assistance programs, or evaluate the feasibility of self-employment. 
     

  • Step 1:  Maintaining a Positive Perspective during a Job Change or Career Transition.  
    Participants examine their reactions to dramatic life changes and explore strategies to maintain a positive perspective during a transition. This step provides the opportunity for clients to recognize how their perspective or attitude can negatively or positively impact the results of their job search efforts.
     

  • Step 2:  Designing Your Future:  Developing an Effective Career Transition Plan.
    in Step 2, participants build a short and long-term career plan based upon an assessment of their skills, interests, and uniqueness.
     

  • Step 3:  What's Hot?  Researching National, Regional, and Local Employment Trends
    Step 3 provides a step-by-step guide to explore onilne websites which provide current information on employment trends, occupational requirements, and opportunities for training and education to enhance job skills.  
     

  • Step 4:  Creating a Great Resume to Get the Job You Want!
    Participants learn the guidelines to consider when developing resumes and cover letters targeted to the type of job they want, which they have identified in Steps 2 and 3 of the program. In addition, they learn tips for getting their resume into the "Yes" pile for an interview.
     

  • Step 5:  The Top 5 Most Effective Job Search Strategies.
    Paticipants learn how to cultivate their uniqueness to target opportunities in the job market.  They learn how to use the internet and effective networking strategies to research and identify opportunities in the "hidden job market."
     

  • Step 6:  Interviewing and Negotiating Tips to Land the Job!
    In Step 6, participants practice using effective strategies to successfully promote their results and accomplishments, answer difficult interview questions, and prepare for salary discussions.   

  

The program includes:

  • A Trainer/Facilitator Kit:

    • Step-by-step instructions for your staff to facilitate each workshop session

    • PowerPoint slides to support each workshop session

  • A Train-the-Trainer webinar-based coaching session for your staff in how to use the curriculum successfully with your clients

  • Participant Workbooks (purchased for your clients on an "as needed" basis)

Give your staff the tools they need to effectively support your clients in getting a great job quickly!

Success Stories

Susan McGraw, founder of Career Success for Women and Youth, partnered with the leadership team at Michigan Works! Washtenaw County to build a state-of-the-art Career Transition Center for experienced workers, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Center served an average of 3,000 customers each month. In the "Train the Trainer" program, Susan coached 15 staff members to successfully deliver the "6 Steps to a Great Job" workshop series, offered on a weekly basis at the Career Transition Center.  In addition to the comprehensive workshop series, the Center also offered education and retraining opportunities, tuition assistance programs, and skills development training.

 

The State of Iowa incorporated the "6 Steps to a Great Job" curriculum into the core of their employment training programs at all IowaWorks! locations throughout the State.  Key staff from each location participated in the "Train the Trainer" program so that the curriculum could be consistently delivered by all staff state-wide.  More than 10,000 customers participant in the program annually.  In addition, the "6 Steps to a Great Job" series was translated into Spanish and delivered by bilingual Career Advisors in geographical areas with a large concentration of Spanish-speaking participants.   

 

Purchase the Program and Become a Certified Organization:

The "6 Steps to a Great Job!" program offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to provide a high quality, effective program to their clients, while increasing staff productivity, and reducing the cost of service delivery.

 

By purchasing a Trainer/Facilitator Kit and having your staff attend the Train-the-Trainer Coaching Session, your organization will be designated a "Certified Non-Profit Organization" and will have the right to purchase Participant Workbooks on an ongoing, "as needed" basis, and will not be charged for sales tax. "Certified Non-Profit Organizations" are required to submit a copy of their current tax-exempt certificate. 

 

Trainer/Facilitator Kit:

Each organization is welcome to purchase one (1) Trainer/Facilitator Kit for their organization, which can be shared among the staff.  The Trainer/Facilitator Kit includes:

  • A 200-page, full-color, bound Trainer/Facilitator Guide with instructions on how to deliver each step of the program.  This Guide is copyright protected and is not to be reproduced.  

  • A USB drive with a full-color PowerPoint slide show in .pps format, which is copyright protected and can not be reproduced.

  • A full-color set of thumbnail images of each slide with space for speaker notes, which can be reproduced by the purchasing organization so that each staff member can make their own trainer/facilitator notes.

  • A program evaluation form, which may be reproduced by the purchasing organization so that participants can provide feedback on each segment of the program.
     

Train the Trainer Coaching Session for your staff:

In addition to the comprehensive Trainer/Facilitator Kit, the package also includes a six-hour, online, webinar-based, Train the Trainer coaching session for your staff with Susan McGraw, the founder of Career Success for Women & Youth, and the author of the "6 Steps to a Great Job!" program.  This webinar program will provide your staff with a variety of training tips and techniques, along with all of the support they will need to feel 100% confident in delivering this program to your clients.  Using an online, webinar system, your staff does not even need to leave your office or their home to actively engage in this training.   Staff can work from their own computer or you can set up a computer attached to a projector and screen in a conference room at your office and the team can attend as a group.  The program can be delivered in 3 two-hour segments, 2 three-hour segments, or a full-day format.

 

All of the components of the "6 Steps to a Great Job!" Trainer/Facilitator Kit and Train the Trainer Coaching Session for your staff. are available to non-profit organizations for a one-time fee of $1999, plus shipping and handling.  

 

Participant Workbooks:

A "Certified Non-Profit Organization" is eligible to order copies of the Participant Workbooks as an "as needed" basis.  Participant Workbooks are priced at $15.00 for each Participant Workbook, plus shipping and handling.

 

 

 

Give your staff the tools they need to effectively support your clients in getting a great job quickly!

© Susan McGraw, 2014

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734-330-4772

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