As U.S. Military transitioning service member, the instruction I received from Job Search Master Class® for Veterans boosted my confidence in interviewing and in presenting myself clearly to my current employer, which resulted in a substantial raise and moving up a career band.
What challenges did you face in your job search?
I was having challenges staying organized and keeping track of my job prospects. I couldn’t keep it all in my head and needed a tracking system. Also, I was having difficulty asking strong questions during the interview screening process and being able to close successfully. I wanted to ask strong questions, showing I was prepared for the interview and taking it very seriously.
How did you use Job Search Master Class® for Veterans?
I used the online course at home, typically spending 1-2 hours a night working through the videos and working on the homework assignments. I was able to keep a schedule of three days on, then taking a day off.
My experience learning every step with Job Search Master Class® for Veterans was very positive. The modules are structured logically to flow from one to the next, with each one building on the previous module. The handouts were very helpful as they provided practical application of the video or lesson that I just watched. Overall, the structure is ideal and well formatted.
What were your key benefits from Job Search Master Class®?
I benefited by getting two internal job offers within my company and accepting an offer that gave me a substantial pay raise, including bonus compensation, and moving up a career band.
I felt more confident during the interviews and it clearly paid off as I received a couple of internal offers from the hiring managers. I’m also more confident talking about myself to other people and giving precise explanations about what I have done. The Job Search Master Class® for Veterans’ videos and practice helped me refine my ‘brand’ and my value proposition to prospective bosses and prospects for getting a new role.
My advice: Don’t parallel process if you can avoid it. It will make your life very stressful. Instead, work through the videos and assignments to get the most of out of this course; you must trust the process! It works well and will provide results. Just go through it sequentially and learn it.
I felt more confident during the interviews for the roles I was interested in and it showed.
Be sure to work through the videos and assignments to get the most of out of this course; you must trust the process!