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Many people work hard, accomplish much, and yet find themselves not getting the promotions they want, the respect they deserve, or the new job that they need. Previous courses covered the overview and the first two steps of the Road Map for Career and Job Search Success. This course focuses on the third step of the Road Map that helps you identify your “Red Lights” that may be derailing or impeding your career or job search.

We begin with reviewing examples of what they can be and suggesting that you personally examine yourself to see what areas may need improving. However, every company and hiring manager has different opinions and priorities for what really matters to them – and it may not be what you think. The challenge is to find out what decision makers think which is why we will introduce The Secret Formula, Level Two. This process will help you identify gaps that can be prioritized to help your career.

Finally, after understanding what you think are your Red Lights and what others think is important, we introduce an Advisory Program that you can use for either career success or the job search to actually solicit advice that can leapfrog your journey by months and years. By closing your red light gaps, as viewed by key decision makers with their priorities, you begin the process of revolutionizing your competitive edge – versus those who choose to “go it alone” and wonder why success is so hard.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

8 CoursesThe Road Map to Career Success

  1. Why You Need to Compete in Your Career
  2. What is The Road Map to Career Success?
  3. What do You Really Want to Do? Defining Your Passion and Vision for Your Career
  4. How to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting
  5. How can You Help Others to Know Who You Are?
  6. How can You Communicate with Others?
  7. How can You Sell Yourself to Decision Makers? Part One
  8. How can You Sell Yourself to Decision Makers? Part Two

Learning Objectives

  • Identify Red Lights
  • Explore why Red Lights matter
  • Explore why Perceptions matter
  • Recognize how Red Lights are a Two-Way Street
  • Explore The Secret Formula #2 and recognize why it matters
  • Explore how an Advisory Program differs from being Mentored
  • Explore how using an Advisor can accelerate your career or job search
Last updated/reviewed: October 12, 2018

14 Reviews (60 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
What a different way of looking at success I had never heard before - refreshing!
Anonymous Author
Great course! It’s one thing to have a college degree, certifications, and solid work experience, but if you don’t know how to deliver what is needed to the influencers and key members of management at your company, your career may come to a standstill. Jim provides a formula and great advice for doing just that!
Member's Profile
The instructor gives me much to think about. There is so much in here that I think many aren't willing to say even though we know it to be true. There are many politics involved in the workplace. It is unfortunate, but reality, and he helps you to work through this unfortunate reality.
Anonymous Author
Very good course. Excellent bridge between what I want and what employer and decision makers want with the two strategic formulas, gaps, and red lights.
Member's Profile
Great work on this one Jim, as always! You are right, we are the master of our fate and the strategic formulas are so important.
Anonymous Author
The formula and the results were interesting as a model to demonstrate the value of understanding what makes others successful.
Member's Profile
Another great course to learn about how to bridge the red light gap and how to align oneself into the advisory program.
Anonymous Author
A lot of what was presented was common sense. Suitable primarily for individuals who are early on in their careers.
Member's Profile
another great course! insightful... I recommended to everyone seeking personal advancement.
Anonymous Author
Great on decision makers, (mis)perceptions & their needs/wants.
Anonymous Author
Good emphasis on what decision makers want in closing the gap.
Member's Profile
I'd like more real world examples, less catch phrases.
Member's Profile
Great course. Jim has great insight into the topic.
Anonymous Author
Audio Quality needed improvement at times.


Course Complexity: Foundational

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  3:48Introduction to How to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting
Close The Gaps
  10:03Do Decision Makers Know You?
  14:08Reality Vs. Perceptions
  16:06Reality Vs. Perceptions (Continued)
  9:18Code Words
  9:51Strategic Formula Number 2
  11:56Advisory Programs
Continuous Play
  1:15:09How to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting
  PDFSlides: How to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting
  PDFHow to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting Glossary/Index