Career Options: Exploring a New Career

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About this course: This course is for you if you are interested in researching a new career and acquiring the skills necessary to succeed in it. You will be asked to reflect on your experiences and critically evaluate what you currently know, what you need to acquire, and how to go about getting it. You will then identify groups and individuals that can serve and support you in exploring a new career. During this course, you will identify the elements of a well-structured career plan and evaluate career options by individual fit to determine how to effectively engage your network in your career journey. You will design a tactical career plan and identify pitfalls in behavior, communicat…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: This course is for you if you are interested in researching a new career and acquiring the skills necessary to succeed in it. You will be asked to reflect on your experiences and critically evaluate what you currently know, what you need to acquire, and how to go about getting it. You will then identify groups and individuals that can serve and support you in exploring a new career. During this course, you will identify the elements of a well-structured career plan and evaluate career options by individual fit to determine how to effectively engage your network in your career journey. You will design a tactical career plan and identify pitfalls in behavior, communication and appearance that can derail a new career. You will also develop a targeted cover letter and resume using a proven business format. Your experiential learning can also be a valuable asset, linking your personal experiences with your chosen career. We will help you define your career objective statement and align this with your strengths and goals. Finally, you will be challenged to research and identify your personal values inventory, and evaluate how to best navigate the current job market by using an innovative approach called career rockclimbing.

Who is this class for: This course is for anyone thinking about a new career, changing an existing career, and planning for some time in the future. Exploring a new career is designed for people interested in discovering the skills necessary to do something different. The fundamentals taught will help you create a career plan, write a targeted cover letter and resume, and engage your network.

Created by:  University System of Georgia
  • Taught by:  Elke M Leeds, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Technology Enhanced Learning

    Academic Affairs
  • Taught by:  Ana T. Baida, Ed.D., Executive Director

    Department of Career Planning and Development
  • Taught by:  Wes Rhea, J.D., Senior Lecturer

    Information Systems
  • Taught by:  Dan Stotz, Director, Online Executive Education

    Michael J. Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


What is Career Planning?: Career Exploration Infographic



Welcome! You are beginning a very important journey on your path to a meaningful and successful career. This course is designed to help you shape a career plan that can launch a new career, establish the beginning phases of an early career, or re-invent your existing career. This course, and your team of instructors, will ask you think deeply about your professional values. You will research hot careers and the skills necessary to succeed in them. We will ask you to reflect on your experiences, critically evaluate what you know, and determine what you still need to know. We will ask you to identify groups and individuals that can serve you in your career decisions and from whom you can learn about options within a career. Career Planning can be a deeply enriching experience. We are very pleased to join you in your journey. Module One introduces you to the course, explores the scope of career planning and discovers the different expectations people have of a career.


3 videos, 4 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: Meet the Team
  2. 阅读: Learning Objectives
  3. 讨论提示: Let's Get To Know You!
  4. Video: Course Introduction Video
  5. Video: Beginning Your Career Plan
  6. 阅读: The 80,000 Hour Career Quiz and Guide
  7. 阅读: Optional - StrengthFinders and
  8. 阅读: Optional Career Exploration Self-Assessments
  9. 练习测验: Examining a Social Impact Career - Test Your Existing Knowledge!

Graded: Career Exploration Infographic
Graded: Assess what you've learned so far!

WEEK 2


Hot Careers and Job Trends: Where the Future Lies



In this module, you will research trends in careers and describe the potential job market, areas of demand, salary potential, and entry requirements. This module will provide you with the tools necessary to identify and describe the different career tracks in your chosen field. You will connect with a Bridge Person (an individual who is already a professional in your chosen career field) and schedule a meeting with that person to complete a career conversation. The module includes instructions on how to identify and connect with a bridge person using LinkedIn.com, alumni networks, or a professional/business association along with information about how to schedule the meeting and how to select appropriate questions. At the end of this module you will be able to consider trends for deciding on a college major or training program, and for help choosing a new career.


1 video, 7 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. 阅读: Learning Objectives
  2. Video: What Do I Need To Know?
  3. 阅读: What Teachers Make
  4. 讨论提示: Industry Trends In Your Area
  5. 阅读: Stand the Test of Time
  6. 练习测验: Practice What You've Learned!
  7. 阅读: Importance of Networking
  8. 阅读: Fastest Growing Occupations
  9. 阅读: What Makes For A Dream Job?
  10. 阅读: WANTED: Top 10 Future Jobs
  11. 讨论提示: Dream Job

Graded: Hot Careers and Job Trends Quiz

WEEK 3


Marketplace Realities: Who Am I Relative to the Job I am Seeking?



In this module, you will explore who you are relative to the job search, and your industry of choice. You will examine issues related to career choices and career planning, as well as learn which jobs have the greatest and least employment potential. Research careers and see the growth rate for each, view earnings at different levels of experience, and compare different regions. Research employment rates for people with your skills in different locations.


1 video, 6 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. 阅读: Learning Objectives
  2. Video: What Are Marketplace Realities? (Self Evaluation)
  3. 阅读: Frayed Prospects, Despite a Degree
  4. 阅读: Self Evaluation Tool
  5. 阅读: Got Hope?
  6. 阅读: Student Success Measures
  7. 练习测验: Self-Evaluation and Market Realities Practice Quiz
  8. 讨论提示: Job Seeking and Social Media
  9. 阅读: What Does The Marketplace Tell Us About Opportunity?

Graded: Marketplace Realities

WEEK 4


RightPathing Your Future: The Importance of Whole-Life Career Planning



In this module, you will learn how to think about career planning as both a lifelong and "whole-life" activity. You will learn about whole-life career planning by watching Rachel, a 20-year old college student, discover her unique talents and interests using the RightPathing Your Future approach. At the end of this module, you will learn the importance of assessing and understanding your hard-wired behaviors, work values, skills and passions, and then aligning them with both your personal and professional goals.


7 videos, 4 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. 阅读: The Learning Objectives
  2. Video: Introduction to RightPathing Your Future
  3. Video: What Is RightPathing Your Future?
  4. Video: Understanding Our Behaviors: The X-Ray
  5. 阅读: "How I Landed the Job that I Wanted? Career Planning!"
  6. 讨论提示: Whole-Life Career Planning: New Insights?
  7. Video: Understanding Our Behaviors: The MRI
  8. Video: Understanding Our Skills, Work Values and Passions
  9. Video: Understanding and Articulating Our Life Purpose
  10. 讨论提示: Hard-Wired Behaviors: New Insights?
  11. Video: An Expert's Advice on Achieving Career Success
  12. 阅读: "Examples of Life Purpose Statements"
  13. 讨论提示: Life Purpose Statement: New Insights?
  14. 阅读: The Power of Vulnerability, TEDx Talk by Brene Brown
  15. 练习测验: RightPathing Your Future, Practice Quiz

Graded: RightPathing Your Future, Graded Quiz
Graded: Write a Life Purpose Statement

WEEK 5


My First Steps: Defining Your Career Objective and Action Plan



In this module, you will learn about the importance of a Career Objective Statement and the elements that it contains. You will differentiate and describe the career field categories and the organizational category with which your interests align. You will reflect on your general and specific skills to create a skills inventory that matches the industry, organization, and/or field that you choose. You will be asked to explain potential careers associated with your interest including requirements, outlook, salary, and benefits. At the end of this module, you will be able to create a Career Objective statement for your unique professional level that does what a career objective is supposed to do while avoiding what it is not supposed to do. You will evaluate your objective statement according to your Career Exploration Infographic to ensure alignment with your strengths and talents.


2 videos, 7 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. 阅读: Learning Objectives
  2. 讨论提示: Pick Your Path
  3. Video: Writing Your Career Objective
  4. 阅读: Bridge That Gap: Evaluate Your Skill Index
  5. 阅读: Employers Rate Candidates Soft Skills/Qualities
  6. 阅读: Skills Inventory - The Emotional Intelligence Skills Employers Want Now
  7. 阅读: Research the Best Jobs - U.S. News & World Report
  8. 阅读: Occupational Outlook Handbook
  9. 练习测验: Defining Your Career Objective and Action Plan Quiz
  10. 讨论提示: Can You Relate?
  11. 阅读: My Skills My Future - Career Research
  12. Video: Matching What I Think I Know With What the Position Describes

Graded: Career Objective
Graded: Defining Your Career Objective and Action Plan Quiz

WEEK 6


Research and Values: Identifying Your Best Options



In this module, you will explore different types of research sources and approaches. You will begin to consider your own research approach on your given career choice. You will share the results of your search and examine any questions unanswered. You will explore personal and workplace values, and align your personal work and cultural values with your research results.


2 videos, 7 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. 阅读: Learning Objectives
  2. Video: Research Is Key!
  3. 阅读: My Career Matches
  4. 阅读: My Next Move
  5. 阅读: The Key to Success? Grit
  6. Video: What Research Should I Do?
  7. 阅读: O*Net Work Values
  8. 练习测验: Research is Key Practice Quiz
  9. 阅读: Identifying Workplace Values…. What’s Most Important to You
  10. 讨论提示: A Discussion on Work Values
  11. 阅读: Reading: Aligning your Work with your Values

Graded: Research and Values

WEEK 7


Career Rockclimbing: A Tactical Approach to Reach the Top



In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of "career rock climbing" which has replaced the traditional idea of "climbing the corporate ladder." In today's world, the career ladder has become a rock wall. Career success, no matter how you define it, requires you to be more creative and nimble as you develop and implement your career plan. This module will show you how to be more innovative and creative as you explore and prepare for your career.


1 video, 7 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. 阅读: Learning Objectives
  2. Video: Career Creativity
  3. 阅读: The Career Ladder vs. The Rock Wall
  4. 阅读: Revamped Corporate Ladder
  5. 练习测验: Career Rock Climbing and Corporate Ladder - What You Have Learned!
  6. 讨论提示: How Creative Are You?
  7. 阅读: Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go
  8. 阅读: Career Development and Mobility
  9. 阅读: Office Politics on the Corporate Ladder
  10. 阅读: Moving Up The Hierarchy
  11. 讨论提示: Your Rock Wall

Graded: Career Rock Climbing

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