Career Resources: LifeLaunch!

LifeLaunch!

About the Course

LifeLaunch! is a self-paced online certification program that helps recent college graduates as well as active job seekers learn the skills they need to land a professional career-track position. Whether you’re starting your career, growing your career, or changing your career, you’ll find valuable tips and strategies that will help you succeed in your job search. LifeLaunch! is delivered in nine engaging video modules presented by Donald Asher, an internationally known author and speaker on the topic of careers and higher education.

Offered Exclusively to Participants in the ABF Career Alliance

ABF has partnered with Donald Asher to offer LifeLaunch! as a special benefit of participating in the ABF Career Alliance. Outside of the ABF Career Alliance, LifeLaunch! is available only through university and college career centers.

How to Get Started

The course combines video content with written content from Don Asher’s books. To get the most out of the course, you’ll want to purchase the books and read the chapters referenced in the module. The books can be ordered online or requested from Robin Jones, Manager of the ABF Career Alliance.

For an excellent summary of each module, you can review the course outline below.

  1. Order the books: The Overnight Resume, Cracking the Hidden Job Market, and How to Get Any Job
  2. Review the course outline.
  3. Watch the videos

If you complete all nine videos, you are eligible to request a certification.

LifeLaunch! Module #1: Avoiding the Career Dumpster

Welcome to LifeLaunch!, the career development course that gives you all the tools you need to land a professional career-track position. Whether you’re starting your career, growing your career, or changing your career, you’ll find valuable tips and strategies that will help you succeed in your job search. “Avoiding the Career Dumpster is the intro module for the […]

LifeLaunch! Module #2: Microcosm-Macrocosm

Note: you may have ordered the textbooks if you completed Module 1; if not, you can do so now. They are vital to completion of the course. Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Watch the Bonus Video Step 3: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What is the […]

LifeLaunch! Module #3: Targeting a Job

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) For long-term career success, one of these is more important than all the others. Which one is it? Talent Interest Income Intelligence 2) During a job search, how many active leads should a jobseeker have going […]

LifeLaunch! Module #4: Resumes and Cover Letters

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) One of these is just flat-out wrong, while all the others are true. Which one? A street address is usually not on a young person’s resume. You definitely don’t want to have a weird email address […]

LifeLaunch! Module #5: Posted Openings

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) Job seekers should act like what? A pack of werewolves A clutch of vampires A horde of zombies A lone chupacabra 2) If you don’t hear from an employer, how often should you give them a […]

LifeLaunch! Module #6: The Hidden Job Market

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What two facts about the hidden job market are most important? You can find jobs before they’re announced, and before the employer writes a job description. It is the largest part of the job market, and […]

LifeLaunch! Module #7: Interviewing

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What are Hero Stories? Seven to a dozen stories that you are ready to tell in any interview, about times when you demonstrated a skill or mastered a challenge. A Marvel comic book series A brand […]

LifeLaunch! Module #8: Salary Negotiations

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) Which one of the following is not true about negotiating for salary? Over 80% of managers expect you to negotiate for salary. They may not move the numbers every time, but over 90% of managers do […]

LifeLaunch! Module #9: Your First Promotion

Onboarding and Positioning Yourself for Your First Promotion Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What is your relationship to your boss? A boss is like a pilot, flying an airplane in a thick fog, and you are like an instrument, giving the […]

LifeLaunch! Certificate of Completion

LifeLaunch! Certificate of Training Completion

Congratulations on completing LifeLaunch! Congratulations! You now have the skills to earn a professional track position. Good luck with your career! Download and print a hard copy of your certificate:     About the LifeLaunch! program: LifeLaunch! was created by Donald Asher and associate, Jason Morris to help you, a recent college graduate, advance your career. […]