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How to Start a Career

The step by step guide to land your dream job and have lifetime of purposeful work and career success!

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Beginner Level
Brandon Stover
Taught by:
Brandon Stover
Founder of Plato University
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Course Overview

In just 10 minutes a day over 24 days, you will learn the secret job search strategies of top candidates to find meaningful work, build your network, and have long lasting career success.

What You Will Learn

  • How to land your dream job
  • Learn the exact skills employers are looking for
  • How to perform a self inventory that will give you clarity about your future
  • How to strategically plan your next steps towards your ideal career
  • How to stand out as top candidate among hundreds of other applicants
  • Networking strategies that are easy and will help you land an interview
  • How to create personal branding materials better than a resume for getting you hired

What You Will Achieve

Become a top candidate for your dream jobs

Design your career around your passions and transferable skills for meaningful work

Navigate the entire application process with confidence and ease

Who is This Course For

  • You're trying to figure out a new career or your first career
  • You're just trying to figure out what you want to do next with your life, trying to work out a better work life balance,
  • You're stuck in a role that you hate and you need a way out
  • You're trying to better understand yourself and what you have to offer to this world.
  • Maybe the recent turmoil created by the pandemic has impacted your work situation.
  • You're out of work and want practical help
  • You're trying to understand how the world, and particularly the world of work, really works these days
  • You've been out of work for a long time and you think that now you're permanently unemployable
  • Maybe you're on the edge of poverty, dealing with a disability, or don't have much education

What This is Course About

Searching for a Job Sucks...

Job searching is the worst. You send out dozens of resumes, and rarely hear back.

When you do hear back, it’s rejection email after rejection email.

You feel guilty for doing anything other than job searching, but it’s taking a toll on your self-confidence and your mood.

And you feel really, really alone...

Learn the Secrets of Top Candidates.

The How to Start a Career course teaches you a completely new job search strategy—one that focuses on you, not the job.

This all-inclusive course covers the entire job search process.

We’ll teach you what 98% of job seekers don’t know, from modern best practices for resume to salary negotiation and beyond.

As you learn, you’ll also do - by implementing your learnings in a real-time job search.

With easy step by step activates and networking best practices, you’ll experience the benefits of true job search accountability.

You'll leave with the skills and knowledge to land the job you want anytime you want.

Take Control of Your Job Search

We get it. Looking for a new job is about as fun and easy to understand as putting together Ikea furniture.

It doesn’t have to be that complicated. In fact, it can actually be one of the most rewarding things you do.

This course will introduce you to a new way to job search.

We’re going to help you be strategic and put you in control of the process—so that you don’t have to rely on crossed fingers, settle for a job you know isn’t right, or slum it at companies that don’t fit your lifestyle.

There’s no magic pixie dust here. Just a concrete action plan to take you from “WTF am I supposed to be doing with my life?” to “This is my career, and I own it.”

Land Your Dream Job

If you're a full-time job seeker, underemployed, or returning to the workforce, then this course is for you. 

The How to Start a Career course is a 24 day program where you will learn the secret job search strategies of top candidates to find meaningful work, build your network, and have long lasting career success.

You need zero prior experience to take the course — everything you need to know is explained step-by-step in this training program.

One of the best parts of this course (and all Plato University courses) is that you won't be learning alone.

By enrolling for FREE today, you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community of dedicated lifelong learners. You'll get to learn and grow alongside passionate learners and ask questions of instructors.

And you will also get worksheets, exercises, extra resources, and most importantly, the tools necessary to actually implement what you'll learn.

It’s time to take responsibility and control of your career. There's so success waiting for you if you know the right places to look. 

We can show how. Join us.

Don't Just Take My Word For It

Chase Morris
Chase Morris
UX Motion Designer @ UX in Motion

"Coming into the Plato community gave me the accountability, made what I wanted to accomplish completely achievable, and also it was just completely fun."

Courtney Laschkewitsch
Courtney Laschkewitsch
Open Innovation Product Developer

Holy cow. Brandon is the real deal. I've taken many many courses on many platforms from others, and I will have to say, when I took his Podcast Course, it was one of the best courses, material, and set up I have ever seen. No fluff, no wasting your time, actionable reachable SMART steps necessary to help you learn the skill and succeed. We need more people with the skills Brandon has!

Harrison Goldstein
Harrison Goldstein
Product & Partnerships @ Tradable Bits, Host of First Act Podcast

"I came to Brandon through his course on how to start your own podcast. Brandon's episodes stood out to me by how well organized they were. His ideas are clearly articulated and he breaks down exactly how to understand your target audience. Brandon is smart, approachable, friendly, and helpful. Highly recommend!"

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Meet Your Learning Facilitator

Brandon Stover

Brandon Stover

Founder of Plato University

Brandon is the Founder of Plato University, where you can get a personalized education built around your passions, highly in-demand, real world skills, and the impact you want to make. Being a poor kid from the trailer park living in a broken home, he knows the power of education to transform ones life. But after chasing education's promise of a golden ticket, he graduated with a degree in a career he was not passionate about or felt would make a real difference in the world. Ultimately he had no meaning, impact, or sense of purpose in his life. Since then, he's surrounded himself with and learned from dozens of social entrepreneurs making a difference in the world, built half a decade of experience as a designer, marketer, and educator for mission driven companies, and built educational programs that have reached over 80,000 people.

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How It Works


10-20 min. Lesson

Short, daily lessons to easily understand concepts step by step until they are mastered.


Project Activity

Each lesson has project activities that can be completed in under 1 hour.


Extra Resources

Extra resources, coaching, & community questions to help you go deeper.

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