How to Change or Advance your Career

Guidance, from Choosing your Career Path to the 1st Day on the Job

"I am very grateful that Yale provided Larry as an instructor as my professional career has blossomed as a result of his knowledge and expertise."

- Kristen Bushnell Berry, Associate at K&L Gates LLP

Steps Before your Next Career Change

This is the career training course. This course gives you the insight you need to either make the next step in your current career, or to find the career that's right for you if you're going to make a change.

If you're new to the business world, just starting out, or if you're thinking "There's something else for me. I've got to make the next step," this course will help.

Your Instructor

Larry Sharpe
Larry Sharpe

Meet Larry Sharpe - the Managing Director of the Neo-Sage® Group, Inc. He has trained hundreds of entrepreneurs, executives, leaders, lawyers and reps from companies around the world. He's spoken at venues across the US, Europe, Asia and has taught at some of the nations top universities.

Larry founded Neo-Sage® in 2004 and has been training top-tier professionals across many industries including: finance, law, technology, media, retail, real estate, luxury, government and healthcare.

1. Before Making your Next Career Move

The first and most important step in changing or advancing your career is to know what you want to do. This course takes you through a series of simple exercises to discover why you may not be happy in your current position and if starting a business might be right for you. This course shows you..

  • How to identify the types of work that motivate you
  • Why to consider your skill set rather than your experience
  • How to discover your personal success stories and use them to understand the value you bring to the professional market

2. Networking for your Career

What is the real goal of networking? You won't be hired in the middle of a networking event. The goal of networking is to build relationships. Networking is Farming - not Hunting. Your ultimate goal during networking is to BE MEMORABLE so that you can followup effectively. Because if your followup fails - your networking fails. course shows you...

  • Why to begin networking when you already have a job
  • How to pick networking events to maximize effectiveness
  • What to do when you arrive at networking events
  • How to introduce yourself and peak interest
  • How to pick people to talk to for easier conversations
  • How to begin conversations and answer the question, "What do you do?"
  • When and when not to hand out your card
  • How and when to use your personal success stories
  • How to 'exit' any conversation in 2 simple steps
  • How and when to followup with email
  • The exact steps to get from networking event to 1-on-1 meeting
  • The goal of your first meeting... what to say & why
  • How to maintain a networking schedule

3. Resume and Cover Letters

Your cover letter has and only one purpose - to get the someone to read your resume. Your resume also has one and only one purpose - to get you an interview. Understanding the objectives will allow you to use your cover letter and resume effectively. This course shows you...

  • Why sending fewer resumes works better than sending large numbers of resumes
  • How many paragraphs to include in your cover letter and what to include in each one
  • How using emotion can make your cover letter more effective
  • How to connect your skill sets when changing industries
  • Why you MUST have a Linkedin profile and where to include it
  • Why you need a professional email address
  • How many bullet points to use and what to include in them
  • Why to include your hobbies and interests in your resume

4. Starting your New Job

When you begin a new job, don't just assume you know what your responsibilities and start working. You may have 'official' responsibilities that are actually low priority, and others that are high priority. You must know this in order to make your superiors happy, because making your superiors happy is the only path to success. This course shows you...

  • How to discover what will make your boss happy with a few simple questions
  • How and why to understand exactly how your success will be measured
  • Why simply handling your responsibilities doesn't ensure a bonus, raise or promotion

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