Managing Your Career


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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 23
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 535
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 6
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.6
    CEUs
 
 
 
 
 

Course Description

This course will 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. 
 
 
What to Expect From This Course

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. 

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. 

This course contains 12 lessons.The first 11 lessons are followed by a lesson exercise/quiz and a lesson assignment. The lesson exercise/quiz is mandatory and will be the basis for your course grade. The lesson assignments are optional, but highly recommended. These will help put what you've learned into use and make managing your career after completing this course a lot easier.

The last lesson is a little different. In the last lesson, you'll get to practice what you've learned in the course with simulations. The simulations will involve choosing a right response, then explaining your answer to the instructor. Learning how to manage your career is important. Part of learning to manage your career is learning to make decisions that will have the best possible outcome for your career.

Where Are You Right Now?
 

Determining where you are at right now in terms of your career will help you as you go through this course. Perhaps you're a stay-at-home mom wanting to start a career. Perhaps you want to change careers or advance further in your current one. Maybe you've worked different jobs all your life without any one career path, and now you want to trade in some of the experience you've gained toward a brand new career. Whatever your case may be, this course will help you. However, first you must determine where you are in order to gain the most benefits from what you learn.

Answer the questions below to complete a basic self-assessment.  

1.     What things are you currently doing to plan for, or advance, your career (in addition to this course)?

2.     Why do you want a new career, or to advance in your current one – aside from financial reward?

3.     Look at yourself now (career-wise). Where do you want to be in five years? Ten years?

4.     What things do you feel that you need to improve about yourself to be more successful in your current or intended career? 

5.     Do you want to work long hours or do you want flexibility?

6.     Do you prefer to serve others, be part of a team, or be the one in charge?

7.     What obligations do you have right now that can hold you back from a career (or career change)? How can you find a support system to help you overcome them?

You can answer the questions above as briefly or as in-depth as you want, but the goal is to create a mission statement for yourself. 

a)     Where are you now? 

b)     Where do you want to go?  

c)     Then -- why and how?  

You don't have to be career-specific at this point. In fact, it's better if you're not. Instead, this is a personal evaluation. 

Listen, choosing a career is about more than choosing a job. In a way, it is a life mission. For example: "I want to be a doctor so I can work with children with late-stage cancers."   That's much more than a job. That is a mission.  

That said, take a few minutes to evaluate yourself. Jot down your mission statement for your career. If you're already mid-career, that's fine. Create a personal mission statement anyway that states what you want to do from this point forward.Then, we'll move on to the next step.

Assessing Yourself and Different Careers

How many people have you known over the course of your life who were unsatisfied with their careers – or unhappy with the type of work they did?   It happens more times than we can count. A lot of people choose their career paths while they're in college, and sometimes what you think will be fulfilling when you're 21 isn't fulfilling anymore when you're 35 -- or 50. That is part of the reason there's a growing number of people starting second careers or going back to school to further their education. 

A career assessment test measures your personality, as well as your interests, to determine what type of career best suits you. These tests can be administered to high school and college students, but also to adults who are looking for career alternatives. Of course, the tests shouldn't be used as the only method to choose a career path. However, they can shed light on options you may have never thought of or considered. For someone who wants to start or change their career, it can be a helpful starting point.

If you decide to take a career assessment test, use it as one of many tools in deciding your career path. It should be a first step that opens the door to ideas and guides you to explore different avenues. However, the career path you take, and how successful you are in your career, is determined solely by you. 

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    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
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    (338 votes)

    Lesson 1: Introduction to Career Management

    Career management is a lifelong process of planning your career that includes establishing personal goals, then coming up with strategies to achieve them. 12 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: What is Career Management; Career Management Concepts
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

    Lesson 2: Starting a New Career With a Plan

    Creating a career plan will lay out a list of goals you need to achieve to get the first job that starts your career. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Career Planning Topics; New Job Searches
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

    Lesson 3: Getting Your Career on Track

    Your career track can be simply defined as where your career is going and where you want to take it. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review Article: Get Your Career on Track
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

    Lesson 4: All About Networking

    Networking can be done at work, at events such as conferences and seminars, and even online through networking websites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: How to Network When You Hate Networking; Career Networking Concepts
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

    Lesson 5: The Value of Mentorship

    Mentoring is the process where an experienced person helps someone with less experience develop skills and knowledge that will advance the less experienced persons professional growth. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Review Article: The Career Value of A Mentor
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

    Lesson 6: Managing Your Boss

    Knowing how to manage your boss will help to ensure that your boss continues to like you, and that your career continues to develop under his/her supervision. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: Mentoring Skills; 10 Rules to Manage Your Boss; How to Manage Your Boss
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

    Lesson 7: Leveraging the Performance Appraisal

    Your performance appraisal will evaluate how you've done your job with the company, 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

    Lesson 8: Escaping Career Stagnation

    In this lesson, we're going to discuss career stagnation and the things you can do to escape it. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Review Article: 10 career-limiting mistakes to avoid
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

    Lesson 9: Personal Development and Your Career

    Personal development can be defined as activities that improve awareness and identity, develop your talents and potential, and build human capital. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: The Importance Of A Personal Development Plan For Career Development; Career and personal development
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

    Lesson 10: Career Development

    In this lesson, were going to talk about developing an extraordinary career, and the things you need to do to make that happen. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: 12 Ways to Stand Out at Work; Sell Yourself: 14 Steps to Creating a Powerful Personal Brand
    • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

    Lesson 11: Getting Promotions

    In today's world, you don't get promotions just for being on time to work every day and not causing any trouble. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 11 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Tips on How to Ask for a Promotion; 16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

    Lesson 12: Managing Your Boss Simulations

    This lesson contains three different simulations -- or enactments of situations that you may run across with your boss. For each simulation, you will get a description of the situation, as well as the environment. 56 Total Points
    • Lesson 12 Video
    • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Lesson 12-1 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 12-2 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 12-3 Assignment
    • Complete: The Final Exam
    174
    Total Course Points
     

    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.
    • Summarize 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.
     

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    Course Title: Managing Your Career
    Course Number: 8900234
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (338 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: Linda Zavadil
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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