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Getting Your Job Search Started Course Details

Participants will:

  • Assess their skills, values, and beliefs about work and looking for opportunities.
  • Develop an understanding for the types of work available to them and where to find more information.
  • Recognize the differences and benefits available through career coaches, counselors, and mentors.
  • Learn different approaches to job searching, such as networking and tapping into the job market.





1 Day


$183.80 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

Note: information may change without notice.

About Getting Your Job Search Started

Course Outline

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

  • Change and Transitions
    • To begin, participants will learn about the change cycle in the context of searching for a job.
  • The Important Stuff
    • This session will give participants a chance to identify their core values and how those values affect their job search.
  • Skill and Ability
    • Next, participants will identify their key skills.
  • Vocation and Strategy
    • During this session, participants will evaluate their job satisfaction. They will also learn about the importance of living your purpose, and how to know when you're doing what you were meant to do.
  • Resources
    • This session will give participants some tips on additional resources to check out after the workshop, including the NOC and different types of career development professionals.
  • The Job Market
    • Did you know only about 10% to 20% of jobs in the United States and Canada are actually advertised? This session will give participants some ways to tap into the hidden job market.
  • Invite Your Network
    • During this session, participants will build a networking plan.
  • Ready, Set, Goal!
    • Next, participants will set some SMART goals to get their job search started.
  • Keeping It Real
    • This session will help participants set some action steps to start working toward their goal.
  • Thinking Unconventionally to Get What You Want
    • In order to do the work that we love, we have to also consider the environment we live in, the realities of the job market, and the things we want to do most. This session will look at those factors and how participants can use them to their advantage.
  • Getting Things Moving
    • To wrap up the day, participants will complete a personal action plan.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up
    • At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out a course evaluation.

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.

Scheduled Dates

There are currently no up and coming Getting Your Job Search Started courses scheduled.You may request that the course be scheduled. If you are interested please click here to fill out an enquiry form.


For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:

Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.


Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.