7 Steps to a Great Career!

A 7-session Webinar Series for Youth, ages 16 to 22.

"Did You Know?" (Youtube.com, 2014):

  • The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today's students will have 10 to 14 jobs by age 38.

  • 50% of workers in the U.S. has been with their current employer for less than 5 years.

  • The Top 10 "In Demand" jobs in 2013 did not exist in 2004.

  • 3.5 zetabytes (3.5x1021) of unique new information wil be created worldwide this year which is more than the previous 5,000 years combined.

  • The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years so for students starting 4-year technical or college degrees, this means that 50% of what they learn in the first year of study wil be outdated by the 3rd year.  

  • We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist using technologies that haven't been invented in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet. 

 

If you are a high school or college student, the "7 Steps to a Great Career!" program is designed to provide you with an easy to follow, step-by-step process to not only get a great internship or job right now, but to master the skills necessary to proactively manage your career throughout your lifetime.

 

Whether you are interested in gaining work and life experience to enhance your college application, looking for work/study opportunities while in school, or getting your first job after graduation, this program will give you all the tools you need to be successful!

 

In this program, you will:

  • Explore career options which are a good fit with your uniqueness, who you really are.

  • Identify your strengths, skills, interests, and work environment preferences, so that you can build a short and long-range career path to assist you in successfully navigating the numerous job and career changes you are likely to experience.

  • Check out cool online sources with the latest information on job and career employment trends (now and for the next 10 to 20 years), salary projections for various occupations, and educational and training opportunities which match your career goals. 

  • Create a resume and portfolio (to support a college or job application) which captures your uniqueness and capitalizes on your education, training, accomplishments (school, after school, work, and life achievements) and experiences (school projects, leadership, community service, internships, employment, etc.).  

  • Learn excellent tips and tricks to find the "hidden job market" and locate opportunities ideally suited to your uniqueness.

  • Master effective interviewing techniques so that you stand out from the crowd and get the opportunity you want.

  • Brainstorm with your peers a variety of techniques to handle typical "on the job" situations so that you have great work experiences.
     

Using state-of-the-art, internet/smart phone technology, this highly interactive 7-session webinar series gives you the opportunity to listen in to the facilitator, view onscreen PowerPoint slides and youtube video clips showcasing youth/young adult success stories, and share ideas with other participants around the country in small group chat rooms and in a private Facebook Job Club.

The "7 Steps to a Great Career" 7-part workshop series includes the following:

 

  • Step 1: Have a Positive Attitude 
    This session helps you identify your uniqueness and includes the latest research on happiness and success.  This step provides the opportunity for you to recognize how your perspective or attitude can negatively or positively impact the results of your job search, internship, or employment efforts.
     

  • Step 2:  Develop Your Job & Career Goals
    In Step 2, you will build a short and long-term career plan based upon an assessment of your skills, interests, and uniqueness.
     

  • Step 3:  Research Job & Career Trends
    Step 3 provides a step-by-step guide to explore online websites which provide current information on employment trends, occupational requirements, and opportunities for training and education to enhance your skills.  In addition, you can learn about tuition assistance options.
     

  • Step 4:  Creating a Great Resume!
    One of the key skills necessary to get into college, obtain an internship, or get a job is to learn the guidelines to consider when developing resumes and cover letters targeted to the type of work experience you want, which you will have identified in Steps 2 and 3 of the program. In addition, you will learn tips for getting your resume into the "Yes" pile for an interview.
     

  • Step 5:  Prepare for the Job Search.
    In this step, you will learn how to cultivate your uniqueness, capitalizing on your education, skills, and interests to target opportunities in the job market. You will learn how to use the internet and effective networking strategies to research and explore the "hidden job market."
     

  • Step 6:  Interview Effectively to Land the Job!
    Practice using effective strategies to successfully promote your experience, education, and accomplishments and answer difficult interview questions.
     

  • Step 7:  Be a Great Employee!
    Work in teams with other young adults to determine how to prepare for typical situations which may occur during a work experience so that you can be a great employee once you are "on the job".    

The program includes:

  • A highly interactive, 7-session webinar series (1.5 hours per session), offered to you in the comfort of your own home (no travel or scheduling challenges!) 

  • A Participant Workbook (in pdf format) for you to use to guide your journey.

  • A supportive, private, online Job Club with other program participants (optional). 

  • The opportunity to work directly with Susan McGraw, founder of Career Success for Women & Youth, who received teaching credentials from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has coached over 7,000 individuals and trained more than 45,000 seminar participants to embrace change, create smooth life transitions, and enhance their career and professional satisfaction.

Prepare for and find great internships or paid work experiences before, during, or after college!

How the Program Works:

"7 Steps to a Great Career"  is a 7-session webinar series, 1.5 hours per session, offered one session per week for 7 weeks!  

 

Using online webinar technology, you can actively participate in the program from the comfort of your own home.  To participate, you simply need a computer with an internet connection to view the visuals and a headset with microphone if you want to listen to the audio via your computer.  However, the clarity of the audio is best by accessing it via a standard telephone.

 

Webinar Series Schedule:

 

The next "7 Steps to a Great Career" webinar series is being offered on the following dates:
 

  • Dates for the next webinar series will be announced soon!

 

To calculate the time zone in your local area, check out the time zone converter for the United States here: http://www.timetemperature.com/tzus/time_zone.shtml

 

 

Prior to the start of the program, you will receive an email confirming your registration and providing the dial-in information for the webinar series.  

 

Signup today to participate in the "7 Steps to a Great Career" webinar series.  

 

For $199.00, you will:

  • Participate in a highly interactive, 7-session webinar series (1.5 hours per session), offered to you in the comfort of your own home (no travel or scheduling challenges!) 

  • Receive a Participant Workbook (in pdf format) for you to use to guide your journey.

  • A supportive, private, online Job Club with other program participants (optional). 

  • Have the opportunity to work directly with Susan McGraw, founder of Career Success for Women & Youth, who received teaching credentials from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has coached over 7,000 individuals and trained more than 45,000 seminar participants to embrace change, create smooth life transitions, and enhance their career and professional satisfaction.

Prepare for and find great internships or paid work experiences before, during, or after college!

© Susan McGraw, 2014

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734-330-4772

Success@CareerSuccessforWomen.com