Support in Pursuit of Your Dream Job
Learning about a new industry, thinking about how and when to enter that industry, or starting a new work experience is exciting and challenging. We offer a 5 week online and interactive Career Coaching program to boost your job search skills and confidence. By the end of this 5 week program, you will have acquired new skills and tools to help you to be successful in your current or future job search.
Career Coaching is an optional and free designed to be paired with a Career Certificate track and is not a stand-alone program.
This optional career coaching course aims to teach the skills required to be successful in finding a job in your chosen field. The focus will be on how to identify real opportunities, how to gain information about those opportunities through research and networking, how to target a resume specifically for a position, job-specific interviewing, and negotiating an offer.
The course is broken down into the following topics:
- Creating a job search strategy
- Identifying real opportunities
- Targeting a resume and cover letter
- Networking and using LinkedIn
- Interview skills
- Navigating the first months on the job
Benefits of Career Coaching
You will learn invaluable recruiting insights on how to demonstrate your value from an experienced corporate recruiter and career coach. Your career coach will provide substantial support in creating a resume, preparing for interviews, and completing the necessary apprenticeship requirements to obtain placement.
Course Learning Objectives
These online sessions are designed to teach you the skills you need to be successful in your job search through the completion of homework assignments, on-line classes, and one-on-one meetings with the instructor.
A Networking Opportunity
The online Career Coach course invites you to build your own network. Through the expertise of an experienced recruiter and career coach, you’ll learn everything you need to know while searching for your appropriate career.
Testimonials From Our Students
Overall, I believe the Career Coaching was a great addition to the certificate and I was happy to find out it was an add on to the program. I was able to walk away from my certificate program and Career Coaching much more confident in my job search.
After my efforts with the certificate course and working with Sue, I finally broke past the interview stages and landed a new job over this past summer. It has been a great change and I know my experiences through UVM aided in a more marketable me!
- Jennifer D.
Your coaching class was helpful and on target. The key word I would use in relation to your class is relevant. I saved many of the class slides, as well as notes from the times we interacted one on one. I also shared your information with my children who are 28 and 24...which made me relevant in their eyes! Specifically, your advice regarding resumes, cover letters and interview tips were invaluable even to my 28-year-old who has been out of school a couple years. Things are changing and changing fast… I only wish my children were able to take your class.
- Sarah S.
I found the career coaching extremely helpful. The interview practice was the most helpful but all of the information helped me customize my search and apply my knowledge and experience in a manner unique to each interview.
Sue, went out of [her] way to accommodate students and make each one of us feel like we could achieve any goal we set for ourselves. The course was very helpful. The one-on-one was very effective and allowed students to share personal concerns and issues in an environment with a great deal of support and without judgment. I learned how to prepare for interviews and used the coaching information throughout my job search.
I recently started a new position and I do feel the career coaching played a key part in my interview success.