Get Hired: Branding & Networking in the Now Economy

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Course Description

Join over 6500 students who have enrolled in Kara's courses to learn HR Insider Tips on finding work in the Now Economy!

Get Hired: Branding & Networking in the Now Economy

Learn insider tips from HR expert Kara Smith on how to network with more enjoyment, clarity & confidence, and land that next project, promotion or new job:

  • Describe personal brand, market offering, and pitch in the job market

  • Apply networking strategies with clarity and confidence

  • Promote skills and expertise to stand out in the hidden job market

  • Launch the "Take Action 100 challenge" with strategic focus

You are at a networking event, corporate outing, workshop, dog park, or the playground. You meet someone new ... and they say "What do you do"? You panic.

Networking is key to standing out in the 'now' economy ... and essential to finding our next promotion, project, or new job. Whether you are an extrovert or introvert, networking can seem like an scary world of cold calls and uncomfortable discussions. The reality is that networking is KEY because 80% of jobs are filled in the hidden job market.

Get clear and confident in any scenario where you are asked “What do you do?”.

And ... It’s not just what you say … it’s how you say it. What is your marketing pitch? The pitch isn’t a presentation. Its all about how you present yourself in daily work & life. How do you present yourself? Are you confident or nervous? Are you looking for approval or are you grounded and proud of your message? We get to decide how we present our market offering or our expertise to others. Some of us don’t want to be flashy and others are natural introverts. Others are extroverts who need a grounded message. Doesn’t matter. We can be authentic AND be clear what we offer in the market. We can be personable in daily conversation and be confident in our messaging. It’s your choice.

In this course, you will receive practical networking tips that you can use immediately that will help you take action in work & life with confidence and clarity.

What you get:

  • Lifetime access to course

  • Editable workbook for a better learning experience

A Few Testimonials:

"Your advice to look at what we've already done, and identify when and where and by what that spark of interest and energy ignited, and to build on that recognition instead of focusing forward into that fog--well, for me it's a whole new way of thinking." Wendy

"I participated in Kara's powerful e-course, “How to Discover, Invent, and Launch your Ideal Work & Life" ... and was thrilled with the content and online delivery. I am currently participating in the weekly "Get Hired" series and again, am impressed with the amount of helpful information that is provided in each session." Jo-Ann

Giving Back & Paying it Forward:

Consider making a small donation to the Soul of Work at the Soul of Work dot org (coming soon!) Donations will benefit the non-profit: The Cara Program, based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cara Program has evolved as not only a best-in-class job training and placement provider for individuals affected by homelessness and poverty, but also a vehicle for true life transformation.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for people who want to find a more authentic and practical approach to branding and networking.
  • This is not suited for job seekers who want a quick-fix solution to networking challenges.
  • This course helps job seekers use more than just job boards to find the next job, promotion, or new company. This course is for the corporate professional (early, mid, AND executive)...

Course content

4 sections • 21 lectures • 1h 27m total length

  • Download Full Course Curriculum: The Art of the Job Search
    15 pages
  • Download Editable Strategy Playbook
  • Giving Back & Paying It Forward: The Cara Program - Chicago, Illinois

  • 3.0 Describe Your Brand - What is my pitch?
  • 3.1 Workbook: Build Your Brand
  • 3.2 Workbook: Your Market Offering
  • 3.3 Workbook: Your Pitch

  • 1.0 Engage & Build Network - How do I network?
  • 1.1 Workbook: Leverage Trust Equity Network
  • 1.2 Workbook: Expand Your Network
  • 1.3 Workbook: Connect with Network
  • 2.0 Apply for Work - How do I apply with focus?
  • 2.1 Workbook: Start the 100 Challenge
  • 2.2 Workbook: Customize resume/cover e-mail

  • Course Summary: The Art of the Job Search:Get Energized,Get Connected,Get Hired


Talent Development/ HR Leader, Deloitte Alum
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 293 Reviews
  • 25,265 Students
  • 4 Courses

Kara Smith is a talent development / HR leader and is the founder of the Soul of Work project: Soul of Work dot org (a think tank and not for profit learning lab).

As an HR leader, Kara has learned from experts the insider scoop on hiring and recruiting at all levels in the corporate world. As a talent development leader, Kara works with senior executives and leadership teams to deliver innovative and practical talent solutions. Kara completed a Masters in Human Resources from Michigan State University, completed a B.S. in Sociology and Music Performance from University of Wisconsin @ Madison, and has corporate leadership experience in human resources, recruiting, and leadership development with Fortune 500 companies including General Mills, Whirlpool, and Deloitte.

Kara is a working mother who believes we do our BEST work when we align work with our life. There are challenges we face when we feel stuck at work and when we feel work doesn't align with our life (and soul), directly impacts our stress, health, and well-being. Whether we want to land a new project, promotion, new job, or find more flexibility, we feel stifled on what to do next. The mission & intention of the Soul of Work project is to bring best practices, tools, and practical insights from thought leaders to help professionals get hired, build more sustainable economic fulfillment in both work & life, and do their best work. As part of this mission, the Soul of Work project is dedicated to donate a portion of proceeds quarterly to organizations who offer training and job placement services to individuals affected by homelessness and poverty.

Kara is a working mother with an incredible husband and two funny kids. She loves running and yoga, is a believer in daily meditation, and enjoys watching Seinfeld re-runs, VEEP, and any other comedy satire shows.

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