From picking your career path, to nailing your interview, to harnessing the power of mindfulness, this “skill up” will help you build a strong foundation for job searching. Plus, if you attend all five sessions, you’ll earn a completion certificate from IBM to add to your resume. Don't worry if you can't attend the live event, all virtual events will be recorded and shared with those who have registered.
1. Don't pick a “career”; pick a problem to solve
Tuesday, April 20th
The path to your dream job probably won’t be straight—and that’s a good thing! In this session, you’ll learn how to gain transferable skills and get value from every professional experience by focusing on a problem you’re passionate about.
2. Write a resume that stands out
Tuesday, April 27th
Your resume is often your “first impression”. In this session, you’ll learn how to build a great resume, even if you don’t have any work experience. Plus, we’ll cover how you can get creative in ways that’ll help you show off your personality and stand out from the crowd.
3. How to ace your interview
Tuesday, May 4th
There’s no way around it: interviews can be intimidating. Your best bet is to be prepared. In this session, you’ll learn the dos and don'ts of interviewing (whether it’s a group interview or 1:1, virtual or in-person). We’ll also cover tips for communicating before and after to help you leave the best impression.
4. How to werk your network
Tuesday, May 11th
Did you know… you probably already know a lot of people who can help you in your job search? The key is knowing how to tap into your network. Which is exactly what we’ll cover in this session. Learn how to build your network during a pandemic, use social media communities like LinkedIn, and source those always-important references.
5. It's not you—it's really hard to find a job right now
Tuesday, May 18th
Things are hard right now. That’s the truth. Our final session is all about how to build resiliency, to help you keep moving forward even when things are hard. We’ll cover essential mindfulness tricks, strategies to manage stress, and resources to help you continue to sharpen valuable workplace skills.
About Open P-TECH
At IBM, we’re plugged into the tech and professional skills that are critical for the future. Along with our industry partners, we’ve developed learning on these key topics and packaged it up in Open P-TECH—our free digital learning platform. With Open P-TECH, you can explore technologies like blockchain, AI, cloud, and even quantum computing. And you can develop important professional skills that are relevant across industries. Sign up for Open P-TECH today and get access to free, engaging, self-paced learning.