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Course Description


This course was designed to teach you the processes and strategies involved with successful career management. Whether you're contemplating starting a career, trying to choose a career path, or are looking to make changes or improvements to your career, this course will provide you with the information you need on your way to achieving success. 

You'll learn:

·    How to create a career plan

·    The differences between jobs and careers – and how the two can be dependent on each other

·    How to get your career on track and achieve success

·    The ins and outs of networking to strengthen and advance your career

·    Why having a mentor is important to your success

·    How to manage upward relationships

·    How to prepare for performance reviews

·    How to create your own personal brand to strengthen your career

·    How to continue to develop your career

·    How to ask for a promotion

·    Strategies to take your career exactly where you want it to go

·    And more

Career management is a lifelong process of planning your career that includes establishing personal goals, then coming up with strategies to achieve them.   Career management can start as soon as high school, before your career actually starts. It can involve choosing a college and selecting a major. It can also start after you've completed your education as you lay out a landscape for your career – and your life. It can also start in mid-life, even if you're already ten or twenty years into your career field (or switching careers).  

It's never too early or late to start planning and managing your career, and it's never too early or late in your career to take this course.   We'll start at the very beginning and talk about career planning and development. Next, we'll dive straight into your career and teach you the skills and strategies you'll need to put into place to turn that plan into the successful career you want. 

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: Introduction to Career Management 

Lesson 2: Starting a New Career with a Plan

Lesson 3: Getting Your Career on Track

Lesson 4: All about Networking

Lesson 5: The Value of Mentorship

Lesson 6: Managing Your Boss

Lesson 7: Leveraging the Performance Appraisal

Lesson 8: Escaping Career Stagnation

Lesson 9: Personal Development and You Career

Lesson 10: Career Development

Lesson 11: Getting Promotions

Lesson 12: Managing Your Boss Simulations

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class .

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what career management is and why you need it.
  • Demonstrate creating a new career plan and getting your existing career on track with the plan.
  • Identify networking techniques you can use to manage your career goals.
  • Recognize the value of mentorship and identify ways to manage your boss.
  • Describe ways to leverage the performance appraisal.
  • Identify ways of escaping career stagnation.
  • Know the need for personal and career development and how it can benefit your career, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment1
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Assignment1
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Assignment1
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment1
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Assignment1
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Assignment1
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Assignment1
Lesson 11 Exam10
Lesson 12-1 Assignment2
Lesson 12-2 Assignment2
Lesson 12-3 Assignment2
The Final Exam50
Total Points:174

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