Online Class: Managing Your Career

This course will teach you the processes and strategies involved with successful career management.

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Course Description

Unlocking Career Excellence: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategic Career Management

Navigating the maze of professional advancement can often seem like a daunting endeavor. Whether you're on the cusp of your professional journey, mid-way through seeking a transformative change, or a seasoned professional looking for further enrichment, mastering the art of career management is pivotal. Enter our holistic course, meticulously crafted to be your compass in the world of career growth.

Course Highlights:

  1. Blueprint for Success: Gain a deeper understanding of the foundational concepts, including the critical distinction between 'jobs' and 'careers.' Recognize their interdependence and unravel the pathways that connect them.

  2. Crafting the Ideal Career Plan: Embark on a guided tour of introspection and forward-thinking. Learn the fine art of charting out a career trajectory that aligns with your personal and professional aspirations.

  3. Networking Mastery: In today's interconnected world, networking isn't just about collecting contacts—it's about fostering meaningful relationships. Discover the subtleties of building a robust professional network that becomes the bedrock of your career success.

  4. Mentorship – The Game-Changer: Unearth the profound impact of mentorship. Learn to identify potential mentors and cultivate these relationships, enriching your professional journey with their wisdom and insights.

  5. Strategies for Continuous Growth: Delve into advanced topics like managing upward relationships, perfecting the art of performance reviews, and laying out a roadmap for consistent skill development.

  6. Personal Branding Brilliance: In the age of digital dominance, personal branding emerges as a game-changer. Learn to mold, refine, and project an authentic personal brand that resonates with your professional values and aspirations.

  7. Navigating Professional Milestones: Whether it's negotiating for a well-deserved promotion, switching career paths, or transitioning to leadership roles, gain actionable insights on maneuvering through these pivotal moments.

  8. Lifelong Career Planning: Recognize that career management is a dynamic, evolving process. Whether you're a student pondering over academic choices or a veteran pondering a career shift, the course tailors its wisdom to every stage.

Why This Course Stands Out:

Our course isn't just about information—it's about transformation. We don't merely present you with tools; we guide you in wielding them with precision. Through real-world scenarios, interactive sessions, and expert insights, every module is designed to be a stepping stone towards your envisioned success.

Career management is not a one-time event but a continuous journey of growth and adaptation. With our course, you're not just getting a roadmap; you're gaining a trusted companion for your journey. From laying the first stone to scaling the pinnacle of success, we're here to guide, mentor, and celebrate with you.

Join us and transform your professional narrative from ordinary to extraordinary. Your stellar career is not just a dream—it's a destination, and we're here to ensure you reach it.


Course Motivation

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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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. Additional lesson topics: Career Management Concepts 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: New Job Searches 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Get Your Career on Track 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Career Networking Concepts 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson discussions: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 12-1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12-2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12-3 Assignment
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Managing Your Career
Course Number: 8900234
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (364 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: 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
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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  • "Thank you for the quick grading! I really enjoyed this course and the assignments really did help me think about the direction I want my career to go." -- Crystina V.

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