One of the best aspects of working as a consultant for The Wilbanks Consulting Group is hearing about how excited clients are to put their new resumes, LinkedIn profiles, interviewing, and networking skills to work. When Holly Wilbanks first mentioned online career development courses, I became excited about the prospect of opening up our expertise to clients around the world through an affordable, convenient platform.
The Wilbanks Consulting Group LLC is proud to introduce the WCG Online Academy, offering the same advice and strategies we provide our one-on-one career coaching clients in a convenient on-demand format for clients in any location.
The current online courses feature C. Holly Wilbanks, Founder and Principal of The Wilbanks Consulting Group LLC, presenting our proven “how to” strategies through engaging, professional HD video and slide content. The courses are targeted for experienced professionals, students, trainees, and alumni who seek an edge as they compete in the job market.
Courses available now through the WCG Online Academy include:
· Your Resume Has 6 Seconds: What Does It Say?
A recruiter spends only a short amount of time initially reviewing your resume. This course covers everything you need to know to prepare your resume to stand out in your job search. It includes an overview of what happens when a resume is reviewed, the various structures of a resume, critical information to highlight, how to establish what is your critical information, and where and how to highlight critical information within the structure of the resume. The course also goes into detail regarding the format and overall content of your resume, covers a list of key “dos and don’ts”, and closes with final tips to help your resume truly stand out in a competitive field.
· Utilizing LinkedIn to Network and Apply for Jobs In and Out of Science
LinkedIn plays an increasingly important role in networking and the process of applying for a new job. There are many powerful features available on LinkedIn that can be leveraged in your job search process. Learn to maximize your profile, network, and search for jobs in this easy to follow course! The course highlights elements of an effective LinkedIn profile; covers example messages for reaching out to recruiters, hiring managers, and department leaders; and teaches participants how to leverage LinkedIn groups and search features for effective networking.
· Interview Illustrations: Highlight Your Value
This course teaches participants how to convince the interviewer that you should be their top candidate for hire. Learn to comb through your experience for the stories that not only illustrate your accomplishments and individual value, but also can be applied to various typical interview questions. Then, learn to integrate these stories into your responses to ensure that the breadth and depth of your experience is discussed. Numerous best practices for interview preparation, personal presentation, communication of transferable skills, and key interview dos and don’ts are covered.
Future WCG Online Academy courses will cover:
· Agency Recruiters and Headhunters: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
· The 5 Most Common Interview Styles and How to Prepare For Them
· Job Search Etiquette – Putting Your Best Foot Forward
· The Transferable Skills of New Graduates, and How to Use Them in Your Job Search
· So You Received an Offer – Now What? Understanding and Negotiating Total Remuneration
The WCG Online Academy captures some of the most valuable resources and guidance that The Wilbanks Consulting Group offers clients, available to you anytime, anywhere.
To celebrate the launch of the WCG Online Academy, the courses are currently available at 50% off with the discount code HALFOFFONLINE through May 31, 2016. Take advantage of this great opportunity to sharpen your resume, your LinkedIn profile, and learn to interview like the pros!
Amanda Y. Hendrix
Expert Consultant, The Wilbanks Consulting Group LLC