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 "I absolutely love, love, love my new job! I just had orientation today. I'm working for company that believes in helping people. I love the culture. It is my dream job. Really! Job Hunt School Works." Destiny Simms - Job Hunt School Scholar

What is Job Hunt School/Career Strategy?

Job Hunt School/Career Strategy is an 8-week program for project managers, team leaders and professionals who want to learn modern job hunt tactics and career strategies to enjoy better jobs, higher earnings and more freedom.

Whether you know what you want and need tactics and plan to get your next job or you're at a crossroads and need to assess your situation and weigh options, you're in the right place.

Welcome inside our community for people who want professional autonomy and freedom while building a career that has impact

"These are the resources you've been looking for to help with your search. Do yourself a favor and learn a faster way to connect yourself with results." 

Brad Donze, Client Relations Professional, USA 

"It's simply superb. It’s really helpful, especially with the interactive sessions with you Courtney." 

Each person has a different requirement during their job search. Customized job search plans from you were the most amazing part of JHS."  

Bhargavi Gogulampati, Engineer

"From someone who’s been in the corporate world for 35 years, Job Hunt School is the only place where I was able to find the material that made a difference."

The only place where I found a methodology, the tools, the materials and the commitment from its owner to make a difference."  

Mark Wendorf, Sales Expert

This you?

"I don't want to go back to the office."

"How long can I live on my savings if I just quit?"

"I HATE what I'm doing! Is it too late to change?"

"I feel trapped and I'm tired of doubting myself."

"I want to do something else, but I don't want to go back to school. What can I do?"

"I'm worried I'm too old..."

"I feel like I don't have any transferable skills"

"I'm overwhelmed!"

How Job Hunt School Works

  • Each week one of five, video-based, easy-to-follow self-paced training modules drops. These come with do-this-not-that steps, templates, checklists, resources galore. All inside your private learning platform. This is experience-based training that it would take you years to compile on your own. It's accompanied by...
  •  6 live coaching calls. Powerful, challenging, motivating. This is where you ask questions about that week's content, get insight and feedback on your specific situation.
  •  Work on your schedule. Watch online in your private learning platform or download the MP3s and learn on the go. Interact with the class as much or as little as you like.
  •  Non-expiring membership in the program includes all content updates and you are welcome to attend future live sessions.
  •  A community where you connect with like-minded others, share victories, meet other Scholars.
  • You can't fall behind. You can go at your own pace or join every live session. Mix and match what works for your schedule.



The minute you enroll, you're part of the Hub, our new private workspace where you and your class create, adapt, work and grow. Each week a new training module drops and two prompts are posted in the Hub. You respond and you also see the responses of others. These give your insight and you'll share your own ideas and encouragement. This is a safe place to explore options and try on different professional roles to glean answers to questions that may have kept you in a holding pattern. This is completely NEW and POWERFUL.

I'll be there along with our cadre of coaches to keep things lively.


You have the power to bring good change

Successful careers are a union of tactics and strategy, so we expanded our offering

If you aren't sure what your next step should be, you're not alone. Career Strategy is designed for professionals who to step back and "figure it out."

Ride the wave of change, flexibility and new arrangements forming as we emerge from the pandemic.

This is your journey. Unique weekly prompts are designed to help you assess where you are. Explore options, and prepare for what's next. You don't have to worry, because we guide you every step. Peeling back the layers in this "a-ha" moment-packed supplement that unlocks the answers in you. Career Strategy is delivered in the Hub,

How Career Strategy Works

  • Watch 2 weekly mini-lessons posted in the Hub. Short and oh so sweet! Entertaining, thought-provoking, short videos, questions and real life scenarios challenge your thinking and take you past your perceived limits. No tests. No Quizzes.
  • A prompt for your response follows each lesson.
  • Join our coaches, guides and other scholars from across industries and professions who are there to help you. Explore ideas, share insight and perspective that spring to life in our one-of-a-kind space.
  • You receive twice-weekly prompts for 8 weeks. You have 8 more weeks to engage in the Hub. Respond to prompts as they're released or take more time.
  • After 16 weeks, we close the Hub. This once-in-the-universe experiment will go away, yet you and your class remain to take what you learned out into the world. This is about you.
  • How much time do I need? This might take you 30 minutes to 60-minutes week, possibly less. The idea is not to consume your time in long lessons or by requesting long responses, but to introduce relevant, through-provoking ideas. You can spend more time, yet this is not a time-intensive experience. It is a learning-intensive experience. 
  • When Career Strategy runs again we start from square one. New group. New responses. New Insights. Scholars can join any session.

Relax. We're there every step of the way to help you as you try new things without fear or pressure. Explore what's possible for you and discover how to make impact with the next phase of your life and career. Enjoy it.

Job Hunt School and Career Strategy are delivered jointly and Scholars can focus on one or both. You decide what's best for you.

Topics Covered

  • Identifying your goals and direction
  • Connecting to who you want to work with and for
  • Reconciling conflicting demands
  • Exploring success limiters
  • Facing trails and failure: what is valued at work?
  • Understanding salary, power and value
  • Positioning yourself for growth
  • Developing a plan for agency and free agency
  • Understanding power and status at work
  • Facing tests and enemies
  • Pricing your work
  • Learning from allies, ordeals & rewards
  • Telling Your Story - echo in the canyon
  • Defining your legacy

Collaborate with our coaches and build your career community

"Thank you so much for making a very big difference in my life."

"Job Hunt School was just the beginning of a wonderful journey."

You have not only provided a job hunt road map with many tips and hints that enhanced my knowledge, but you also provided a support forum as well as your own support. The Job Hunt School is a beautiful mix of on-line learning with resources and examples, but also an interactive program that engages. This program was exactly what I needed to view the search from a different perspective. 

Susan Boster, California, USA

Our Curriculum

Week 1 || KNOW what you want and how to get it

You get:

An effective way to get laser-focused and stay productive. This one used by some of the most successful people in the world. My clients adore this checklist and you can use it to smash challenges that once intimidated you.

  • An almost never talked about secret discovered by a psychologist in 1954 to exponentially increase your resilience and confidence making others trust you and want to follow you,
  • Four foolproof ways that reveal if your mindset is slowing you down and how to get your head back in the game and win.
  • A ridiculously simple way two questions will instantly re-focus you and help you regain galvanizing clarity.
  • The secret of the most successful, admired entrepreneur of this century. He used this to get cult-like admiration and you can use the exact same method to naturally attract respect and admiration from peers and employers.
  • The exact language use when contacting the top people in your profession or industry to get them happily share priceless "insider" information.
  • 10+ Salary resources to research and set your just right salary higher than you thought you could
  • The 3 factors that determine your salary and 8 ways to make employers eager to give you more.
  • A 5-minute "miracle" process to create an accurate, on-point document defining purpose, platform and policy serving as your personal Magna Carta while your competition "ums" and "ahs" through their career. This short cuts writers block.
  • Spooky, mind-reader-like, surprising insights that guide you step-by-step to your ideal role by aligning your work with the one element that when in place make it almost impossible for your career not to rise like a helium balloon. Most people never make this connection even though when you do you get hero-worship level of respect. Here are just some of the responses people have to it:

"Courtney, I have to say that this was a very informative and eye-opening exercise."

"Thanks, Courtney, for helping me be true to myself."

"Completely surprised by this!"

"I just finished reviewing "Contact" in Job Hunt School. I realize I have been doing this process all wrong which explains my years of frustration. 

I decided to go straight to the source of the job I wanted. The person actually conversed with me and encouraged me to submit an application. These insights are amazing!" 

Destiny Simms, USA

Week 2 || CONTACT people & opportunities that bring your career to life  

Easily and comfortably contact the people and organizations who want what you offer.

  • A secret stash of the best places hiring decision-makes go in droves and where there few job seekers ever bother to go. When you get there you'll sweep the board.
  • A professional walk-through showing you how to set your LinkedIn Profile up so well other people copy it.  
  •  The 6 kinds of photos that are irresistible the human eye which you can use to get more clicks on your post and articles.

Resources To

  • Scan your resume to more easily get past ATS keyword scanners.
  • Get 1,000+ professional quality, high-resolution photos.
  • Get a great headshot quickly and easily with free photo editing tool.  
  • Get free market testing of your profile photo.

Week 3 || COMPOSE Career-making marketing

You get:

  • The three story templates used in blockbuster movies you can use to create raving fans who will retell you story to others to convince them you're the "one."
  • A ridiculously simple copywriter's trick to capture your story even if you don't think of yourself as a writer or a storyteller.
  • This simple trick the "father of professional speaking" used to edit his talks to keep people on the edge of their seats. You can use it in your resumé.
  • Get a proven, easy-to-use tool to write interview-getting cover letters. 
  • How to authentically promote yourself in all your writing with elegance, not ego. 

  • 250+ power and influence words to make your writing more persuasive and compelling 20+ Call to action samples that have to power to increase your profile's response rate by 300% 20+ headline samples.

"I just wrote my first three cover letters since seeing this [Job Hunt School] video. It's so much less agonizing. I used to hate writing cover letters (and I'm someone who really loves to write)." 

Caitlin Lemon, MA, North Carolina, USA  

Week 4 || CONNECT and control your career 

  • 80+ interview questions in writing and on MP3 so you can do the one the that makes you a posed confident interview candidate: practice 
  • 5 psychological tactics that make decision-makers, like, trust and want to hire you, even if you don't have "all" the qualifications.
  • The "Police record" method that most people use the manage and record their work that wrecks your trajectory and makes it harder to get hired and what to replace it with. (this smooths out even the most jagged career path).
  • An exercise you can compete in under an hour to make you prepare and completely feel bullet proof walking into any interview.
  • The four things hiring managers absolutely must see before making an offer.
  • How to use social proof to get more conversions from your profiles and resume.  

"I joined in just a couple of days ago. I highly recommend utilizing the 'Unforgettable Interview Tool' in the Connect section of the class material. I used it to prepare for my phone interview today. It truly helped me structure my pitch as well as helping me discuss all my important strengths relevant to the job and provide examples to substantiate them. Thank you Courtney Kirschbaum." 

Job Hunt School Scholar, USA 

Week 5 || CLOSE the deal with a higher salary better benefits

You won't sign away your rights without realizing it.  

  • Get the key to protect yourself from the common restrictive clauses in most employment contracts. 
  • Know how to get restrictive clauses to be removed in a way that will make them respect and want to hire you even more.
  • Learn the one the one thing your salary figure should have that will make them more likely to say, "Yes, we can do that" and give you the salary you want.  

If you don't learn these things in Job Hunt School, please learn them somewhere. 

  • 5-module advanced training to manage your negotiation from start to finish.  
  • The "Surrender Ritual" that will win just about any salary negotiation
  • The high salary "alchemy" that makes people want pay you more and how to reliably trigger it
  • Why taking a lower salary or setting you salary too low works against you and how NOT to do it.
  • Five decision traps that commonly derail otherwise successful careers and how to spot them and avoid them.
  • Why TCP is more important they salary? And steps to get the best one.  
  • The "NDA Tactic" so you never give up your salary again, even to the toughest negotiator. 
  • THIS is when you have the MOST power in the interview process - find out.
  • Avoid hidden Signing Bonus traps, see a sample signing bonus and get several ways to keep the honey and avoid the trap.
  • A little talked about secret to unzip and escape contract restrictive covenants.
  • Answers to your questions about money, benefits and the sublime to ridiculous job seeker predicaments.

You'll Also Get These



Two videos paired with a comprehensive checklist guaranteed to erase any worries you have about how to leave. You'll knowwhat to do and when to do it to exit any job with tacts and class. What to ask, how to ask, words to leave out and phrases that get results ($500 Value) Included with Job Hunt School!

Negotiation skills have ever been so easy to learn. And they are are 100% learnable! Anyone can to this. YOU can do this, This Negotiation Training is yours the minute you enroll in Job Hunt School. ($900 Value) Included with Job Hunt School! 

Everyone uses the word "mastermind," yet almost no one really knows what the $#@& it is!  It's not paying $50k to sit in a sweat lodge circle with a guru while they tell you their secrets and you all sweat and chant! It's easy to learn. This short (fun) program teaches you how it works, how to find the right people, how to start your own, run it like a pro so you get information that's pure career rocket fuel 
You get 7 downloads: The agenda with my notes on exactly how to run your meeting, a meeting prep form, lesson's learned list, Invocations list, a one-pager on how to excel in your mastermind role and more. This is the full system and method and you learn it in under and hour and use it forever. 
Short version: this is a (Moscow) mule kick that gets your career into hyper-speed. 

This is a complete, yet simple LinkedIn Management System that will take care of you and your career. 
You'll learn

  • What to post and when to post it (+plus an easy to follow checklist and 7-day schedule).
  • You get over 30 resources to reliably get A+ content and inspiration! 
  • You learn how to get your profile found on all the big search engines and how to turn heads using LinkedIn's 100% free features.
  • You'll get the #1 secret for using the "current job" section of your profile to attract the job you actually want and finally break out of the "I only get offers to do what I've always done and don't want to do anymore!" rut.

This is your chance to master this vital career platform once and for all. LinkedIn Boost is one of the most popular courses we've ever offered and the only way you can get it is in the Job Hunt School Package.

 50+ Resources & Tools

Our resources are selected based on their power to make you more effective

  • What you need to know about background checks
  • Ten places to get thousands of FREE, professional-quality photos 
  • An easy to use design resource and editing for professional-quality graphics
  • Five Make it easier writing and grammar tools 
  • Automated cover letter writer
  • Four language and grammar tools that make all your writing better and faster
  • A time-saving character-counter tool for easier headline and post editing  
  • Market test your profile photo with live, real-time focus groups
  • An easy to use browser add-on that finds unpublished email addresses better than 007.
  • A time-saving resume building tool. Looks brilliant and put the focus where it should be (on you!)
  • Social media clean-up tools
  • Online app for you to organize and track your applications
  • A running list of states & localities that have outlawed pay history questions
  • and many, many more.  

Scholar's share their success stories

"Thank you! "

"It's everything you need."

Frequently Asked Questions

"What this new Career Strategy thing?"

Career strategy is for you if you're not ready to job hunt. You don't need tactics, you need a deeper dive into where you are, what you want and where you want ot go next, all things that a good job search require. Since JHS has always been a non-expiring membership, this is perfect for returning scholars to explore leadership and legacy and for everyone else to get clarity and perspective, interact with our NEW coaches in the New Hub in a new way. You get both JHS and CS and you can focus on one of the other or both at once.

"What is Job Hunt School?"

Job Hunt School is the world’s first online tactical career management school of its kind. It's a 5-module, video-based curriculum that shows you, step-by-step, how to build a career that reflects your values, safeguards your freedom, and teaches you how to market yourself and manage your career not only like a consummate professional, but a free agent,  so you can have the impact (and income) you want.

"Tell me about the hub?"

New for spring 2021 the Hub is our online community on the same platform as JHS, so if you were a non-FaceBook user, you can use this! Our FaceBook Common Room is still there for graduates to connect, but all the activity of your live Job Hunt School experience will be in the Hub and on Zoom calls. What's different about the Hub is coaches and experts who are there to respond to you. Each week you'll get questions mini lessons and scenarios to respond to. You respond and you can see how others respond. This is powerful. Even more so because it's private and abbreviated. After 16 weeks the Hub is closed. A new Hub is formed for each JHS/CS class and completely original experience happens there. Scholars can join any live Hub each time a new class starts Right now, we offer two enrollments each year.

"How is this different from other programs?"

JHS is for you if you have a good grasp of the basics and want to use your bargaining chips wisely and move to the next level in terms your work, salary, while getting more career autonomy. You're ready to plan and execute a higher level job search or maybe change careers. You want to take control of your career instead of having your current or future boss manage call the shots. We do cover things liker resumé and cover letter but the focus is on more progressive tactics for more experienced, ambitious, high-achievers who have high expectations of their careers and don't have time to learn by hit-or-miss over time.

"Who is this for?"

JHS is for experienced, independence-driven professionals who seek high levels of success and value their freedom. You may feel impatient with the glacial pace of the average career growth. You know there's "privileged information" that's rarely shared and can take years to compile on your own and you want to expedite that process. You seek mastery and you're okay breaking away from the herd. Notes for Prospective Scholars will give you more insight into whether Job Hunt School is a fit.

...More on who this is for and pricing...

This is a significant investment, yet when you factor in that you're getting non-expiring lifetime membership, access to live events for the life of the program and all resources updates, it's an incredible value. Also factor in that this is one-of-a-kind and not your career center's guidance. That being said, it's not for everyone. It's for patient, ambitious pros and people who want ethical career success and mastery. We do not recommend you go into debt to enroll and encourage you to take the time to know what you're getting and feel comfortable that it's a fit. .  

Good questions to ask yourself: what will happen if you don't do this? Where will I be in a year? Is what I'm doing working?

"What if I need help or have a question specific to my situation?"  

Immediately after enrollment closes we kick off 6 weeks of once-weekly live trainings where I do a live training and answer your questions. These usually last about an hour. We do everything from live challenges to resumé reviews. You get the benefit of seeing what others are doing, the challenges they are taking on and hear answers to questions you may not have thought to ask.

You'll also be able to talk with Courtney, her team and other scholars in the private Facebook Common Room. We're here to support you 9-4 Eastern Time 5 days a week. Those are our "official" hours, but like you, we're online a lot more often than that and don't be surprised if you get an after-hours response. 

Our team is here to support you and we're very-responsive. You can ask questions in the comments section of our private learning platform 24/7 and see the questions and answers of other scholars. 

"What if I can't attend all the live trainings."

No problem. Live events are recorded for you so you can watch them on your own schedule and ask questions in the common room or the Comments section.

"Why not just get someone to do my resume for me?"

If you're looking for the next job and are happy to be chosen rather then choose and have the budget to pay someone else to take the reins for you every time you look for job or have a career choice to make, Job Hunt School is probably not for you.

"Is there a guarantee?"  

Yes, we do this so theres's no risk to you. Job Hunt School comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. You can see that here.  

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100% Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee

This program comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our hope is that your career and life is transformed with the skills you develop and the community you connect with in this training. Your contribution to that outcome is to give your very best effort implementing the strategies in Job Hunt School. Taking 100% responsibility is a core principle to all our work, for that reason, in order to be eligible for our Money Back Guarantee

If you do the full course work, don’t feel that it worked for you and submit your completed work within 30 days of purchase, we’ll promptly refund your course fee. If you do not include your completed coursework no refund can be issued. 

Notes for Prospective Scholars

1. Job Hunt School/Career Strategy is custom made for those with a strong desire for free agency - both personal and financial. Ideal for professionals who love their work, yet you also crave freedom and flexibility. We are not against employers. We are for you.

2. It's best suited to those with a robust sense of humor and who subscribe to the belief: just because something is serious doesn't mean it can't be fun.

3. If you offend easily, you may not be comfortable in this program. Experience has taught us that soft-pedaling or sugar-coating the sometimes harsh reality of work and business serves no one. There's an abundance of that variety of training in existence already. A high level of candor is Job Hunt School's "dialect" because it's efficient and it works. If you thrive on no-BS straight talk, you'll be right at home.

4. The ideas in job hunt school are strongly motivated by a desire to level the playing field of your job hunt and career. We work best for people who take 100% responsibility for their results.

5. We are not lawyers. Employment and labor laws vary from country to country and state to state and change frequently. There are also regulatory agencies and other considerations This program is not intended as a substitute for legal advice of any kind.

6. JHS/CS is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is updated annually.

7. JHS/CS is open enrollment. We do not require applications. We rely on professionals to self-select based on what's a fit for you and your career. If you feel Job Hunt School/Career Strategy is right for you, we would love to welcome you! If information you need to make your choice is not on this page, please email our team with your questions. We're happy to help.

About the Founder of Job Hunt School/Career Strategy

Courtney Kirschbaum is intensely committed to helping professionals job hunt defensively and manage their careers with whip smart, experience-based strategy so they can have the freedom and security to enjoy the important things in life.

An award-winning speaker and TEDx presenter, Courtney Kirschbaum led mission-critical global programs for the world’s largest consulting firms for over 15 years. She's living proof that there's life after a corporate career.

If you read Fast Company, Business News Daily or CIO Magazine, you may have already seen her career advice.  

Courtney knows firsthand what it takes to open doors, get offers and protect your rights and freedom! Delivering talks at companies and universities all over the US and Canada,

Courtney's superpower is inspiring you to have confidence in your highest ambition so you can achieve bigger goals and enjoy your career without sacrificing your freedom whether you're in the office or out.