Did you know that in the 1970s your resume was supposed to include personal information such as your height and weight? Did you know that in the 1990s the newspapers had multiple pages of job openings in them every day? Did you know that in the 1990s faxing resumes was considered acceptable? Do you expect to use the same best practices for job search in 2019 and beyond? 

Finding the best jobs today is done far differently than in the past. Change is inevitable, thus we must change with it in order to be successful in our quest for new jobs.

Today the benefits of job boards are changing. It is no longer the best practice to spend hour after hour searching job boards and applying to as many jobs as possible every day.

As more and more jobs show up in what is often called the ‘hidden job market’, we have to find ways to uncover these opportunities.

One of the skill sets we don’t invest enough time learning to do, or actually using enough is open conversations.  This will be the most powerful toolset you will need in your career journey today and for the unforeseeable future. The ability to meet with people, ask questions, listen and learn will help you discover new ideas, new opportunities, and new jobs.

We are told routinely by recruiters, hiring managers and human resource professionals that we need to pay attention to the job openings they list online and apply for these jobs in order to get hired.

Yes, this process may be necessary, however, it’s not the starting point. There are many more steps you need to make in order to find your next great job. 

We discuss these steps and introduce you to new ways to perform them so you can be successful in your own Career Journey.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the significant misconceptions of job search.
  • Discover how to develop clarity around your career goals.
  • Discover new steps and specific tasks you can use in your career journey.
  • Recognize how to be focused and intentional in the pursuit of your career goals   
Last updated/reviewed: August 7, 2023
Course Complexity: Intermediate
  • Each student will need to have basic communication skills and be willing to get into open conversations in order to use these skills to find their next great job.
  • Having a specific career goal will make this course much more rewarding for the students.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: 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 .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Stop Looking for a Job1:56
  Defining Job Search Insanity2:35
  Job Search Statistics3:05
  Searching for a Needle in a Haystack2:12
  Respect Yourself During This Journey2:13
  Searching for a Job vs Your Job3:06
  Search for the Right Environment for You5:33
  Start Using a Different Process4:48
  Define the Right Industry and Company Types for You6:45
  Learn to Ask Questions and Listen4:45
  Adjust and Repeat the Right Steps2:37
  Why Be Different on Your Career Journey?4:34
  Access & Use Available Resources2:12
  You Must Believe in Yourself2:48
  Tactics and Closing Remarks8:16
  Stop Looking for a Job 59:35
  Slides: Stop Looking for a JobPDF
  Stop Looking for a Job Glossary/IndexPDF
  Stop Looking for a Job Supporting MaterialsPDF