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Maximize your chances to showcase your skills, build your network and hopefully land your next dream job through our network.

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About the Masterclass

This masterclass is designed and delivered personally by our Director of AstroLabs Talent and her team. With over 10 years digital & tech recruitment experience outside and inside the Middle East she knows what companies are looking for and how the best candidates differentiate themselves from the competition.

Our goal is that you maximize your chances to showcase your skills, build your network and land your dream job through our network. From learning how to know who is hiring, how to stand out in the sea of applications and how to make your first 90 days count, we walk you through each step of finding your dream job and make your impact from day one.

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CONTENT: INSIDE THE COURSE

What you will learn

Practical skills, tips and hacks to land your next job

Career starters, switchers & learners

Who Is It for?

This course is for people frustrated about the process of how to navigate and find a job and want the hacks and inside tips for how to shortcut to a successful interview and first 90 days in their dream job.

Building Your Toolkit

Participate in a highly interactive, step-by-step practical workshop to review, refresh and upgrade your CV.Learn the value of an impactful cover letter, what to include and how to structure one for each job you apply for.

Navigating Jobsites and LinkedIn Brand

Learn how to apply for jobs in a smart way. With guides on who recruits in the region and an understanding of how recruiters use LinkedIn, we demystify the practical challenges people have when looking for a job

Tap into the Strongest Network

Tap into the strongest network in the region. Our AstroLabs Talent will be working with you throughout the Masterclass. You will have a focused one-to-one assessment with our team and we will help connect you with people hiring.

Interviewing and Negotiation

Learn how to hit a home run during your interview. In this interactive session, participants will learn about what research to do before an interview, how best to answer different types of interview questions and what sort of questions to ask

Hit the Ground Running

You can make an impact as soon as you accept the role. Learn how to prepare to hit the ground running on day 1 and set up your goals for your first 90 days with our structured framework that you can implement immediately.

Career Opportunities

Participants will gain lifetime access to the AstroLabs Talent database and newsletter. You'll be the first to hear about new vacancies in the region and receive regular content to help you on your career path.

Meet your Practitioner Instructors

Industry led experts with over a decade of recruitment experience within MENA & Europe

Click here to find out more about the AstroLabs Talent support team

inside the course

What Is Included

How to find the right job and land an interview

You will learn how to search for jobs in the Middle East, build an impactful CV and cover letter and practical hacks to optimize your LinkedIn profile so you get noticed by recruiters.

We will also hold a quick-fire one-on-ones discussions with you on the types of roles and industries you are interested in to see if we can help.

  • Learn what platforms you should use to search for jobs
  • What should you not waste your time on
  • A guide to recruitment companies operating in tech and digital in the region
  • How to stand out to a recruiter and what not to do
  • Practical tips, tricks and hacks to get in front of a recruiter or hiring manager
  • What makes a good recruiter and how can you tell if they are genuine and high quality?
  • Understand the depth of application process

  • Make that first impression count through a hands-on CV building workshop
  • What research and how to write a “wow” cover letter

  • How to use LinkedIn profile as your personal brand
  • What keywords to use to show up in searches of recruiters
  • See “behind the curtain” at what recruiters see about you on LinkedIn and how they search and profile candidates

How to navigate the interview minefield

You will learn how to prepare and conduct yourself during an interview, improve your negotiating skills and what to do during your first 90 days of the new job to ensure success.

You will also learn what to do in your first week, month and 90 days

  • How to prepare for an interview and what research to do
  • The difference between in-person and virtual interviews and how to maximize your impact between each one
  • Learn interviewing skills, techniques and tips, including
    • How do turn your weaknesses into strengths
    • How do you answer questions in the right way
    • Understand the difference between behavioural vs competency based questions
    • Use the right body language and tone of voice
  • What questions you should ask during an interview
  • The importance of following up after an interview

  • Improve your negotiating skills to get the best salary and employment terms
  • Best practice in resigning from your current role
SCHEDULE

Upcoming Courses

Date
Timing
Saturday, March 27
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Date
Timing
Saturday, April 24
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Date
Timing
Saturday, May 22
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Date
Timing
Saturday, June 19
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
TESTIMONIALS

Who the team have helped

The team assisted with my move to Dubai from the UK to join Virgin Mobile. It was a huge decision for me, and they were sensitive to that and helped all the way through, even on personal matters and adjusting to life here. Thanks for playing such a big role in my move, and ultimately a major life-change.

Steve James

INNOVATION & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Very easy recommendation to make. Quite simply, awesome level of service, the team helped me to secure the right role for me after very swiftly, and professionally matching the clients requirements with my own. Excellent timely and informative communications, and support in the right areas at the right time.

Kevin Fulton

HEAD OF OMNICHANNEL FULFILMENT

INFORMATION

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for people frustrated about the process of how to navigate and find a job and want the hacks and inside tips for how to shortcut to a successful interview and first 90 days in their dream job.

AstroLabs Talent places digital and tech talent into companies throughout the region and we are always looking for top talent in these industries! Following the Masterclass you will be able to submit your CV to our team for review and potential inclusion into our talent pool that we analyze for every role we are looking to place. We will connect you with our Community and Academy alumni we know are hiring.

We cannot guarantee we can get you a job, but what we can do is include you into our talent pool, connect you with people through our network we know are hiring that fit your profile. We also conduct a one-to-one meeting and assessment of every person during the Masterclass. Where we see potential fit with roles through our network we will discuss opportunities with you.

Following the Masterclass you will receive regular updates from us on the companies and roles hiring in the region, giving you one complete view of opportunities across tech and digital across the region.

It depends what your goals are.

The practical learning outcomes you will get are relevant for any industry. However when it comes to questions on who is hiring, what roles are available and any potential fit with roles we have available, let’s be clear. Our industry experience is in tech and digital. If you place a high value on this part of the course and you are not interested in the digital or tech industry then you should not attend.

They take place at our spacious Academy Campus in the heart of the lovely Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai. All of our classes adhere to social distancing safety measures.

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