The Worksteps Employability Program

The Worksteps Employability Program

The complete career success and work preparation master program | taught by Sarah Cordiner & Paul Ames

Course description

Participants on this program will be fully prepared for their job searching ventures and career advancement, by learning practical techniques for managing effective job search, conducting impressive interviews, verbal and written communication skills and maximising on their opportunities for their future career paths.

This is a holistic program that combines all of our career success and employability work preparation courses, and covers the all-round essentials for gaining long term employment; from starting the job search journey, right the way through ensuring a long and prosperous career once in the job.

Participants on this course will gain 'all of the best bits' from our whole suite of 'Employability & Career Success' courses for maximum support in their career progression endeavors.

You will learn:

• Where to look for jobs
• Setting up email job alerts (if computers available)
• Job searching techniques
• Recording and chasing up your job applications
• Analysing Vacancies (what do they actually want?)
• Understanding and meeting employer expectations
• Basic application form tips
• Recognising and selling your personal qualities and transferable skills
• How to get into the ‘Hidden Vacancy Market’ / The importance of letter writing
• Creating a Speculative Letter or Covering Letter
• Preparation for and how to answer the most commonly asked interview questions
• Preparing your own interview question answers to the most commonly asked questions
• Getting ready (appearance/hygiene)
• Using positive body language in an interview
• How ‘not’ to get the job
• Being Assertive: Getting what you want and gaining respect – take charge of your life
• Keeping Positive: Beating self-doubt and other barriers
• Setting and Achieving Goals: How to guarantee success in all you set out to do
• Keeping Motivated: Techniques to beat self-doubt and stay focused
• Confidence, self-esteem and self-efficacy building

......and much much more!

Sarah Cordiner & Paul Ames
Sarah Cordiner & Paul Ames
Course Instructors

Sarah Cordiner (CEO of MainTraining) and Paul Ames (Managing Director of Skyes the Limit Career Counselling), have formed a formal partnership to bring to you the highest level of expertise in employability and career success training and coaching that you can find.

More About Your Instructors:

Sarah CordinerPaul Ames

“You have unique talents, knowledge, skills and competencies just waiting to be unlocked. It doesn’t matter what your starting point is, or how little you have – with a little bit of resourcefulness, the gift of self-efficacy and some good education, everything you dream of is possible”
. Sarah Cordiner

Educational entrepreneur, dedicated to providing equal access to quality education for all.

Sarah is a Number 1 Best-Selling Author in Educational Leadership and Business, qualified trainer, professional speaker and respected consultant in 'Edupreneurship', 'Edu-marketing', Entrepreneurship, Workforce Development, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Education & Training, online learning and virtual reality education.

She is a specialist in training development and curriculum design, as well as trainer of trainers in adult learning.

  • CEO of MainTraining;
  • Co-Director of ‘The Training Revolution’ (Virtual Reality Education & Training)
  • PGCE in Adult Education; BA (Hons) in Education; Diploma in Lifelong Learning; TAE40110 Cert IV in Training & Assessment
  • Diploma in Business; Diploma in Leadership & Management
  • Winner of the 'Influential 100 Awards 2015 and 2016’
  • Founder of ‘The Edupreneur Awards’
  • Finalist of the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year 2015
  • Finalist of the Telstra Start-Up Business of the Year 2015
  • Nominee of the 40 Under 40 Awards 2015, to name but a few…”

Sarah’s Keynote and Expert Topics:

  • Vocational Education & Training
  • Engaging Teaching & Learning Practices
  • Curriculum/Instructional Design and Development
  • Creating Profitable Courses and Training Programs
  • Creating Online Learning Programs and Virtual Reality Education
  • Marketing and Sales of Education and Training Programs
  • Making Training Businesses More Profitable - Ethically
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Start-Up Success Strategies
  • Edupreneurship: What entrepreneurs and businesses in any industry can learn about growing business by using the platform of education instead of sales, and how to create profitable learning products and programs as a lead generation tool
  • Workforce Planning & Development: How large businesses and corporate enterprises can maximise their productivity and profitability by effectively utilising and developing their workforce skills and capabilities
  • Profitable Workforce Development: Staff Training for Positive ROI
  • Students Transitioning from Education to Employment: What's next and what do employers really want?
  • Overcoming Adversity: How actively creating adversity as well as effectively coping with it is the key to success in life and business

Sarah's work has enabled the education of thousands of professional workers and business owners in over 100 countries towards their personal and professional goals.

Her training has helped welfare dependents in remote Australian communities (and throughout the UK) progress to employment; she initiated the movement of ‘Edupreneurship' and assisted other training providers to deliver excellent training via her train-the-trainer programs, consultancy and training design and development services, and has even supported the economic development of entire communities by providing training and consultancy on training and workforce development initiatives.

Sarah’s (very brief) story!

I am a ‘rags to riches’, ‘anything is possible’ and the ‘just get off your behind and make it happen’ educational entrepreneur.

When I first started in business in the UK at 19 years old, I had zero business training, $17 in my bank account and loved ones telling me I was stupid.

Hailing from a gypsy background where female entrepreneurship and education was frowned upon; my dreams had been crushed and ridiculed.

I started an education business anyway where my competition was the Federal Government and two multi-million dollar global enterprises.

But my passion could move planets. So I did it anyway - and I succeeded.

In 2012, my circumstances dramatically changed and I washed up on the shores of Western Australia; no money, friends, phone, laptop or bed to sleep in. Eighteen months later, I’m recognised as a leader in my industry. I have 23 people working for me and had turned down a $3 million offer for my business.

My education services business ‘MainTraining’ has now been in operation for over a decade. Teaching thousands (including prisoners, long term unemployed, schools, colleges, universities, defence forces, remote communities, governments, corporate professionals, international franchises and entrepreneurs) in over 100 countries.

I now speak on stages internationally about education, edupreneurship and business, seeing bookings up to two years in advance.

I’ve gone from desperately handing out my email address on scraps of stolen paper, to having over 40,000 followers on my email database and social media combined.

Those ‘normal’ people who’ve achieved their goals through hard work and passion inspire me. Having now done the same, I want to make sure no dream goes unrealised. My goal is to show 10,000+ aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals by 2020, that no matter your circumstances, who you are or where your starting point is, you CAN make anything happen if you try hard enough and put the right strategies into play.

If you would like to book Sarah as a speaker, trainer or presenter at your next event; or book a consultation, please contact her on

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Incredibly driven and motivated career coach, with a life purpose of providing affordable, massive value career guidance to people from all walks of life. Paul has helped change the lives and careers of many of his clients from all walks of life with his Solution Focused Career Coaching and unique individualised approach.

-Managing Director of Skyes The Limit Career Counselling
-Winner of the "Influential 100 Awards 2016'
-Featured in top national and international podcasts.
-Featured in major nationwide media publications.

My journey begun from my time in high school where like many of us we never received any career guidance or direction, and as a result felt like I had no purpose and "Job Hopped" through my 20's experiencing many negative emotions and limiting beliefs.

I thought to myself one day "I don't want other going through the horrible feelings and emotions I went through" so I completed a Diploma of Counselling majoring in careers and as they say "The Rest Is History".

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Course Curriculum

Welcome to the Course
Introduction: The Worksteps Employability Program FREE PREVIEW
Meet your Trainer - Sarah Cordiner FREE PREVIEW
Meet Your Trainer- Paul Ames
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Finding Your Purpose
Finding your purpose FREE PREVIEW
Where are you going
The Miracle Question.
ACTIVITY: The Miracle Question
What do you want from your career? FREE PREVIEW
ACTIVITY: Foundations of your career
Connecting The Dots
Career Interest Fields
Career Possibilities
Narrowing Down Your Career Choices
Finding your career sweet spot FREE PREVIEW
Roles and identities
The WHY behind the role
Career Motivators
ACTIVITY:Career Motivators and Satisfiers
Satisfying Achievements
ACTIVITY: Satisfying Achievements
Personal business plan
What did you enjoy as a child? FREE PREVIEW
Your Purpose Statement
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Uncovering Your Skills & Qualities
Standout Strengths And Skills
Skills and abilities shapes test
Skills and abilities shapes test results
SWOT Away Confusion...Embrace Clarity And Certainty.
ACTIVITY: S.W.O.T Away Confusion
There are 3 Types of Skills
Hard Skills vs Soft Skills
What are transferable skills? FREE PREVIEW
ACTIVITY: Transferable skills questions
Soft and hard skills checklist intro FREE PREVIEW
Downloadable skills checklists
Start training others
List your experience checklist_intro FREE PREVIEW
List your experience checklist_part 2 after exercise
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Finding Your Purpose Through Your Values
Discover your core values - Covey’s Funeral Exercise
Uncovering your values
Core Values Alignment
ACTIVITY: Core Values Alignment
ACTIVITY: Lifescripts & the ideal self
ACTIVITY: Analysing the origins of your life script
ACTIVITY: Positive affirmations
What is success?
ACTIVITY: Conduct a ‘Life Audit’ FREE PREVIEW
ACTIVITY: Drive ahead steering your wheel of life
Making change happen
Normal is the enemy
Epiphanies are lies
Top 10 Tips For Change
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Personal Effectiveness & Efficiency
Where Your Ultimate Productivity Resides
Personal Effectiveness vs Efficiency: What’s the Difference?
Personal Effectiveness vs Efficiency: Covey’s 7 Habits
Personal Effectiveness vs Efficiency:What is Being Proactive?
Effectiveness vs Efficiency: The Question for Staying Focussed
Strategically Plan for Career Success
Scheduling for Life & Career Success FREE PREVIEW
7 Tips to Improve Your Efficiency
7 Tips to Improve Your Planning
Covey’s Urgent vs Important Quadrant
Time Log Analysis
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Winning at Goals
ACTIVITY: Striving Forward - The Dragon FREE PREVIEW
Striving Forward: Step by Step - Maslow
ACTIVITY: Defining Your Basic Needs
Setting Goals by Reverse Engineering
Setting Goals For Success
Analysing Your Goals For Success
ACTIVITY: The 12 Month Productivity Plan Template
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Control / Mindset / Creating Desired Results
Introduction: A Winning Career Mindset FREE PREVIEW
Why Is My Current Mindset Holding Me Back?
The Internal Battle: Fixed VS Growth Mindset
How Do I Change To A Growth Mindset?
Positive Mindset Declaration
ACTIVITY: Positive Mindset Declaration
The Inevitable Cycles: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy FREE PREVIEW
The Efficacy Effect Model - The Power of Action
The Purpose of Our Pain, Problems and Challenges
ACTIVITY: What Has Your Life Been Training Your For?
Are You in Control of Your Destiny?
Limiting Belief Record
How Do I Know If I Have Limiting Beliefs?
ACTIVITY: Limiting Belief Record
Blocks And Bridges
ACTIVITY: Blocks and Bridges
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Barriers to Employment
ACTIVITY: Identifying Your Barriers to Employment FREE PREVIEW
Outside Influences That Can Crush Our Mindset And Career Success
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Job Searching
42 Ways To NOT Get The Job
Getting Into The Job Searching Mindset FREE PREVIEW
Job Searching: Start Fishing!
Are You Prepared For Your Jobsearch?
Job Searching: Where To Look For Your Dream Job FREE PREVIEW
Job Searching: Where Your Dream Job Could Be Hiding
How To Access The Hidden Job Market
Accessing The Hidden Job Market
ACTIVITY: Job Search Prep Questions
ACTIVITY: Who Are Your Fish? Questions
Stop Competing For Jobs
Cracking Open The “Hidden Job Market”
Get 5-10 More Job Leads Now!
ACTIVITY: Get More Jobs Than Anyone Else
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How To Set-Up & Use Your Email Account
How To Set-Up Your Email Account - Intro FREE PREVIEW
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Applying For Jobs By Email
Applying For Jobs By Email - Intro FREE PREVIEW
Applying For Jobs By Email - Part 1
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How To Use LinkedIn For Job Searching
Using LinkedIn for Job Searching - Intro FREE PREVIEW
How Linkedin can uncover career opportunities
Using LinkedIn for Job Searching - Part 1
Using LinkedIn for Job Searching - Part 2
Using LinkedIn for Job Searching - Part 3
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How To Set Up Your Profile & Job Alerts on
Set Up Your Profile on - Intro FREE PREVIEW
Set Up Your Profile on - Part 1
Set Up Your Profile on - Part 2
Set Up Your Profile on - Part 3
Set Up Your Automatic Job Alerts on
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How To Look For Jobs on Social Media
Finding Your Dream Job on Social Media FREE PREVIEW
How To Find Jobs on Twitter + A Cool Tool
How To Find Jobs on Facebook
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Meeting Employer Expectations
Employer Wants vs Employer Needs
What Are Employability Skills? FREE PREVIEW
ACTIVITY: Your Employer Wants and Needs
Understanding Employer Expectations FREE PREVIEW
ACTIVITY: Your Employer Expectations
Excelling Employer Expectations
Meeting Employer Expectations Checklist
Excelling Employer Expectations - Face to face
Aligning With An Employer’s Expectations And Needs
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Analysing Job Vacancies
Analysing Job Vacancies: Attract or Repel?
CHECKLIST: Analysing Job Vacancies
Online Applications
ACTIVITY: Online Application Checklist
The Two Types of Job Application Requirements
Breaking Down Job Adverts
ACTIVITY: Breaking Down Job Adverts
Analysing A Real Job Vacancy FREE PREVIEW
ACTIVITY: Analysing Your Real Job Vacancies
Job Analysis Template
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CV Workshop
CV Workshop - Promo Video FREE PREVIEW
What is a CV?
What is the Point? FREE PREVIEW
Stand Out From the Pile
What Your CV Does NOT Need
The Key Components of a Great CV: Overview FREE PREVIEW
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 1
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 2
Creating A Standout Resume Part 1
Creating A Standout Resume Part 2
ACTIVITY: Personal Profile Templates, Cheat Sheets & Examples
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 3
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 4
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 5
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 6
The Key Components of a Great CV: Part 7
ACTIVITY: Your CV Template
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Completing Winning Job Applications
Different Types of Job Applications
Online Applications
ACTIVITY: Online Application Checklist
Online Job Applications: Success Checklist
Meeting Job Application Selection Criteria
Following Up On Applications
Asking For Feedback
ACTIVITY: Asking For Feedback Templates
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Job Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Making Your Cover Letter A Blessing And Not A Curse
ACTIVITY: Letter Writing Quiz
Speculative & Covering Letters: The Difference
Letter Writing Quiz: The Answers
The Speculative Letter ‘How To’ Cheat Sheet
The Speculative Letter ‘How To’ Cheat Sheet
The Speculative Letter ‘How To’ Cheat Sheet
The Job Letter Writing Checklist
Speculative Letters: How To End it!
The Job Letter Writing Checklist
Example Cover Letter
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Interview Preparation Workshop
The Purpose of The Job Interview FREE PREVIEW
Interview Answer Preparation
ACTIVITY: Response To An Interview Question
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 1
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 2
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 3
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 4 FREE PREVIEW
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 5
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 6
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 7
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 8
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 9
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 10
Prepare Your Interview Answers: Question 11
Passing the First Impressions
Tips for Positive Body Language in Interviews
Interview Preparation: Speaking Tips
Interview Preparation: Personal Presentation Tips
The different types of Job Interview
Interview Preparation: Final Reminder Checklist
WARNING: 42 Ways To NOT Get the Job
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Motivation and Human Behaviour
Your Motivational Behaviours: Psychological & Physiological
ACTIVITY: What are Your Motivational Behaviours?
Your Motivational Behaviours: Your Results Explained
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