Self-Study Course

Reboot your job search, when it works for you

Have you hit a wall with your job search? Are you ready to start looking for a new job, but not even sure where to start?

You’re not alone.

Let’s face it, job searching can be a frustrating and confusing process, especially when you’re looking for mission-driven work. Do any of these sound familiar?  

  • You want to be strategic with your job search, but you’re not sure how to maximize your time and energy. Every time you sit down to do some work, you feel paralyzed, like you’re not sure where to start or what to do first.  
  • Now that you’re advancing in your career, you know that you need to be more intentional about the roles you pursue. You get that that applying to jobs online isn’t that effective, but you’re not sure how to find opportunities that you can get excited about (and that can pay the bills!).
  • You’re struggling with telling your story, especially when your career path is a little…non-linear. You know you have lots of great skills and value to bring to an organization, but you’re not sure how to communicate them in an effective way.
  • It seems like the “best practices” for things like resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn are changing all the time, and it’s virtually impossible to keep up. You know you need to be up on the latest trends, but Googling can only get you so far.

So you’re tired of feeling stuck, and putting in the time and work but not seeing results. You know something needs to change, but what?

The Job Search Bootcamp Self-Study program will give you the structure and tools you need to find and land a job you love.

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Program overview

Are you ready to ramp up your job search? Want to work through all the great content included in Job Search Bootcamp, on your own time? Then the self-study version of Job Search Bootcamp is for you!

Why a self-study course?

We originally designed Job Search Bootcamp as an interactive group program, and have been running it several times per year since 2016. It’s been a great success, however we’ve found along the way that while the fast-paced format and live weekly meetings work really well for many participants, they are not accessible to everyone. So we’ve created a self-study version of the program that you can complete when it works for you. 

If you want to get started right away, can’t attend live meetings during the day, or want to work through the course material at your own pace, this self-study version of the Bootcamp is for you!

This course includes all the materials and exercises we use in the live Job Search Bootcamp program. It is organized in modules that you can complete at your own pace and on your own schedule, and there’s no time limit, so you’ll have access to materials for as long as you need them (and even for your future job searches!).

What’s included

The program includes six modules, corresponding to the six topics we cover each week in the live program:

1Create Your Strategy

Developing your job search strategy and goals

2Tell Your Story

Identifying your strengths and “career story”

3Activate Your Network

Networking strategy and tools

4Update Your Toolkit

Resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles

5Nail the Interview

Interview strategy, practice, and feedback

6Negotiate the Offer

Negotiation strategy and best practices


Each module includes:

  • Pre-reading and reflection questions, to prepare you for the new topic we’ll be covering
  • A video overview of the content for that module, with advice, tips, and tricks on each of these important job search topics
  • Proprietary tools and assignments for you to work through, from worksheets that will help you establish your priorities and develop your career story, to tactical tasks like updating your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Homework for each topic, to cement your knowledge, help you gather feedback, and keep you accountable to implementing what you’ve learned

In addition to the comprehensive set of resources available through the course, you’ll also receive:

  • Access to the private Careers for Social Impact online community, where you can connect with a growing national network of social impact professionals who have completed this program or worked with us through private coaching
  • Access to events, job leads, and other valuable information and materials we share only with clients
  • Ongoing access to course materials, even after completing the program; materials are updated several times each year with new details and best practices 

Who it’s for

This program isn’t for everyone. It’s probably a great fit for you if:

  • You want to do work that has a positive social impact, in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors. 
  • You’re motivated to work hard on your job search and committed to working through the content on your own time. We also encourage you to find an accountability partner to work with as you complete the course – more on that below.
  • You’re open to trying new things and connecting with others to get results. Even though this is a self-study program, you’ll have to get out from behind your computer to be successful in your job search!

Registration and payment

Your investment for the course, which includes six comprehensive modules, video content, and all of our coaching materials, templates, and resources, is $397.  

Ready to go? Click below to sign up. Once your registration and payment are complete, you’ll receive an email with additional details and access to the course. 

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Questions? Please see the FAQs below. If you have additional questions that aren’t addressed here, submit them via this contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Frequently asked questions

How is this different from the live program?

While the content and materials are identical to the live program, there are a few important differences to keep in mind:

  • This is a self-paced, online program: this means you’ll complete the work on your own time and schedule, and that you can work through it as quickly or slowly as you’d like instead of following the more rigid schedule of the live program. This program gives you flexibility and convenience, while still providing the great tools and resources that have made Job Search Bootcamp so popular!
  • You’ll want to seek out additional accountability and feedback: job searching can be hard, and accountability is an important success factor. There are several activities in the course that we suggest you complete with a partner, and you’ll get the most from this experience if you gather and incorporate feedback from others. Accountability partners can be friends, colleagues, or family members; someone else who is currently job searching or has recently been through the process can make a great partner. 

How much time will I need to work on this?

Ultimately how much time you spend on the course will depend on how quickly you want to move (see below), and how deeply you want to dive into the materials and resources. That said, to get the most from this material, a good ballpark is to plan to spend 3-4 hours on each module, including reading and watching materials and completing assignments. This is a general guideline, as some people choose to spend much more time with the materials, or to come back to them and refine them after moving through later modules of the course.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

That’s up to you! One of the biggest benefits of doing the self-study course is that you can complete it on your own pace and schedule. We suggest a six week timeframe in the course set up, but if you’re eager to get going you can complete the material more quickly, and if you need a bit more time you can work through it more slowly. We do recommend doing some work each week to ensure you continue your momentum and progress. 

What is the refund policy?

Because you receive instant lifetime access to all course materials upon signing up, there are no refunds available for this program. Please ensure you thoroughly review the information on this page and the main Job Search Bootcamp page prior to signing up, and contact us with any questions you have that aren’t addressed here. 

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