The Best College Course for Job Search Prep

Although a course in "Jobs 101" would be popular with most students, only a few colleges offer job search training as part of their regular course offerings. There is, however, an excellent course to prepare you for job search success. Nearly every college and university offers it in some shape or form. That course: Speech 101. The dreaded "stand up in front of others and embarrass myself" course that many students try to avoid. If you have not taken it yet and still have some electives left, this is an excellent course to take. It will give you the necessary basic training for expressing yourself eloquently in front of a group of strangers—which will prepare you well for the interviewing process that lies just over the horizon.

Public speaking experience will benefit you in your job search and throughout your career.

An alternative to this type of course (or as a continuation for further developing your speaking ability) is to join a local Toastmasters International club. You can contact them online at www.toastmasters.org to find out more about a club near you.