A lot of people will say, “No, they wouldn’t pay for a class” and be right. However, let me offer a different opinion.
The question for today is:
"What you pay for a class or course on how to find a job?"
I know that most people will say, "No." I just want to present the other side to the question. I also want to acknowledge that I do charge at JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. What I have chosen to do is a modestly priced amount for content (currently, $49.99 per month). It is a modestly priced course. It also has access to me.
With all that said, most people won't pay for course. The price that they pay for that decision is a lot of failure on interviews, a lot of frustration and, yes, there's a lot of great information that is available on the web. You just have to do a Google search to find. And then you have to act on it. You have to read it.. You have to watch it. You have to listen to it. Learn from it. Practice it. The problem becomes that most people never do that.
What paying for course often does is create a sunk cost that encourages you to do what you set out to do. You could be 1 of those disciplined people, and this suggestion/observation has no validity for you. That's fine. In the case of JobSearchCoachingHQ.com, it is not the site for you. However, for a lot of people who need advice throughout the job search, paying for course, whether it is mine or someone else's, pay for access to someone who you can ask questions of who will give you great advice, has tremendous value. After all, there are so many details of the job search that are unique in each situation with each firm that you are interviewing with, with each person who is being interviewed.
If you think writing a resume is an exercise that you do one time through your search, you are mistaken. If you think every salary to is the same, also wrong. Same with interviewing. If you go to interviews and try to "wing it," and figure it out on the fly and answer questions without any preparation, you're going to kiss a lot of frogs before you get a job offer. Plus the offer won't be as good as if you had done preparation.
So, it is not necessary to take a course. If you are someone who has not hired people (that is irrelevant to the equation), if you have interviewed for lots of jobs, if your resume gets results 7/10 times, if you are interviews get invitations back to 2nd interviews 7/10 times, you don't need advice. You don't need to pay for someone to hold your hand through the process, To answer your questions, to critique your resume or coach you through the interviews of the salary negotiation. Absolutely true. You cannot shoot someone who should do that.
However, if you are like most people, who never practices, who doesn't get results as effectively, you may eventually get a job. That goes without saying. However, you're going to miss out on a lot of great opportunities along the way that you could've gotten if only…
Do you think employers are trying to help you?
You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday. The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
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