Successful Career Development

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About this course: No matter the professional level, we can all benefit from learning how to succeed in our careers. Whether a well-seasoned professional, a management trainee, or a service level employee, this course will help you enrich your career by honing your professional behavior and networking. Through industry expert support and resources, this course is designed to prepare you for success in any chosen career. You will develop the habits and attitudes you need to perform effectively in the job market. You will identify a mentor to add value to your career. You will analyze your relationships and develop a practical approach for engaging your LinkedIn network. You will differen…

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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: No matter the professional level, we can all benefit from learning how to succeed in our careers. Whether a well-seasoned professional, a management trainee, or a service level employee, this course will help you enrich your career by honing your professional behavior and networking. Through industry expert support and resources, this course is designed to prepare you for success in any chosen career. You will develop the habits and attitudes you need to perform effectively in the job market. You will identify a mentor to add value to your career. You will analyze your relationships and develop a practical approach for engaging your LinkedIn network. You will differentiate between networking and networking with intention. You will also discover the most effective ways to ask for help from your peer or professional group. Finally, you will evaluate the best methods of adjusting your career path at various stages of life.

Who is this class for: This class is for all of us. Any learner who is currently considering a new position and/or currently engaging with professional life will benefit from this course. Professional attitude, behaviors, networking, problem solving, and career adjustments are valuable learning opportunities for any professional at any career level.

Created by:  University System of Georgia
  • Taught by:  Dan Stotz, Director, Online Executive Education

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


WEEK 1


Career Habitudes



Welcome! Congratulations on your commitment to enhance your career! This course is designed for professionals in various stages of career development and success. So no matter if you are a young professional just starting out, a mid-career manager, a pre-launch executive, or a seasoned professional seeking to re-purpose a career and launch Career 2.0, this course will interest you. Our team of faculty will introduce you to the concept of Career Habitudes, guide you through finding a mentor for whatever stage you are at, NetWeaving your way through networking, and building authentic relationships. As a team of professors and higher education leaders, we are passionate about helping you make the most and best of your career. We look forward to helping you on your journey! In this module, we will introduce the key concepts and principles for developing career-enhancing "habitudes" as introduced by Dr. Tim Elmore, author of the Habitudes series of books. Research indicates that having the "wrong" attitude is the most common reason why young professionals lose their jobs. This module will provide valuable advice on how to develop the kind of habits and attitudes you need to succeed at any career stage.


9 videos, 5 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: Meet the Team
  2. Reading: The Learning Objectives
  3. Video: Introduction to Career Habitudes
  4. Video: What Are Habitudes?
  5. Video: Why are Habitudes Important?
  6. Discussion Prompt: Habitudes Discussion
  7. Reading: Managing The Toughest Generation
  8. Video: Habitudes and Career Success
  9. Video: Habitude Examples
  10. Reading: Four Reminders I Received from the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction
  11. Video: Habitudes and Leadership
  12. Reading: The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg at TEDx
  13. Video: Habitudes for Mid-Career Professionals
  14. Video: Career Advice from Dr. Tim Elmore
  15. Reading: Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career, TEDx Talk by Larry Smith
  16. Discussion Prompt: The Power of Habits: New Insights?
  17. Practice Quiz: Career Habitudes, Practice Quiz

Graded: Career Habitudes

WEEK 2


Finding a Mentor



Establishing a relationship with a mentor can be one of the most beneficial and rewarding professional relationships. Regardless of level of career, a mentor will add value when paired correctly. This module will assist you with clarifying the expectations of a mentored relationship, identifying the areas that you feel will add value based on your personal needs, and introduce the difference between a mentor and a sponsor. Mentors can serve different purposes.


2 videos, 7 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: Learning Objectives
  2. Video: Finding a Mentor
  3. Video: The Importance of a Mentor
  4. Reading: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
  5. Discussion Prompt: What Makes a Good Mentor?
  6. Reading: Clarifying Expectations of the Mentor Relationship
  7. Reading: Examples of Mentoring
  8. Practice Quiz: Test Your Knowledge!
  9. Reading: Coaching vs Mentoring
  10. Reading: How To Get A Mentor
  11. Reading: Power of Mentoring
  12. Discussion Prompt: The Benefits of Workplace Mentoring

Graded: Mentor Found!

WEEK 3


NetWeaving: Networking with Intention



In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of "NetWeaving" as introduced by author and networking expert Bob Littell. One of the most important career skills turns out to be a person's ability to create and maintain trusted relationships, both internally within the organization, as well as externally within the business community. NetWeaving promotes three skill sets, and several action steps, that can contribute to building and maintaining trusted relationships. The three skill sets are categorized as connector, law of reciprocity, and network.


8 videos, 5 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: The Learning Objectives
  2. Video: Introduction to NetWeaving: Networking with Intention
  3. Video: What is NetWeaving?
  4. Video: NetWeaving vs. Traditional Networking
  5. Reading: Best and Worst Practices for Growing Professional Networks
  6. Discussion Prompt: Networking Lessons Learned: New Insights?
  7. Video: NetWeaving as a Career Enhancement Tool
  8. Video: NetWeaving Skills
  9. Reading: 11 Ways to Build Trust
  10. Video: The Five Levels of NetWeaving
  11. Discussion Prompt: Hosting NetWeaving Meetings: New Insights?
  12. Video: Three NetWeaving Mistakes to Avoid
  13. Video: Career Advice from the Chief NetWeaver
  14. Reading: Rediscovering Personal Networking: Michael Goldberg TEDx
  15. Reading: The Power of Introverts, TED Talk by Susan Cain
  16. Discussion Prompt: Spending Too Much Time On Technology?
  17. Practice Quiz: NetWeaving, Practice Quiz

Graded: NetWeaving Quiz

WEEK 4


Practical LinkedIn



In this module, you will be introduced to the best practices for enhancing your career (and your job search) via LinkedIn. Without a doubt, the best tool for connecting business people is LinkedIn. As of August 2015, LinkedIn has more than 313 million members in over 220 countries, and is adding new ones at the rate of two new members per second. This module offers practical LinkedIn advice and instructions on how to best leverage your skills and abilities online.


1 video, 6 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: Learning Objectives
  2. Video: LinkedIn and You
  3. Reading: Navigating your Network / Tips for Getting Started
  4. Reading: Differentiating Yourself
  5. Reading: What are Employers seeking?
  6. Practice Quiz: LinkedIn Practice Quiz
  7. Reading: What LinkedIn won't Tell You
  8. Discussion Prompt: Using LinkedIn Groups
  9. Reading: Become a Field Expert using LinkedIn

Graded: Your LinkedIn Headline
Graded: LinkedIn and Your Search

WEEK 5


Building Authentic Relationships



In this module, you will be introduced to key principles and best practices in the art of building and maintaining authentic business relationships which is critical at any stage of your career. The module will cover the topics of building trust, asking great questions, and inspiring others. Every action we take with regard to relationships in the business world is intentional. We will describe best practices in building relationships including being authentic, getting personal, being transparent, freely sharing ideas. keeping promises, and having a "pay it forward" attitude.


9 videos, 5 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: The Learning Objectives
  2. Video: Introduction to Building Authentic Relationships
  3. Video: Professional Relationships: Be Passionate!
  4. Video: Professional Relationships: Be Fearless!
  5. Reading: Asking Powerful Questions
  6. Discussion Prompt: Powerful Questions: New Insights?
  7. Video: Professional Relationships: Have a Game Plan!
  8. Video: Professional Relationships: Flawless Execution!
  9. Reading: 12 Habits of Genuine People
  10. Discussion Prompt: Genuine People: New Insights?
  11. Video: Professional Relationships: Make Great Choices!
  12. Video: Relationships: Be Authentic!
  13. Reading: The Currency of the New Economy is Trust: Rachel Botsman, TED Talk
  14. Discussion Prompt: Trust as a Currency: New Insights?
  15. Video: Millennials, Overcoming the Fear of Failure
  16. Video: Career Advice from Molly Fletcher
  17. Reading: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are, TED Talk by Amy Cuddy
  18. Practice Quiz: Building Authentic Relationships, Practice Quiz

Graded: Building Authentic Relationships Quiz

WEEK 6


Asking for Help



Professionals often balance the need to solve problems on their own versus asking for help, thus exposing their lack of knowledge and/or experience. This module will assist you in making that determination, understanding their culture of their professional environment, while scanning the environment for style and preference.


1 video, 8 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: Learning Objectives
  2. Video: Asking for Help
  3. Reading: 5 Ways to Get Better at Asking for Help
  4. Reading: How To Ask for Help at Work Without Looking Bad
  5. Reading: The Benefits of Asking
  6. Discussion Prompt: Now that you know....how will you ask?
  7. Reading: How Asking For Help The Right Way Advances Your Career
  8. Reading: The Power Behind Asking for Help
  9. Reading: Video - Why You Will Fail To Have a Great Career
  10. Reading: The Right Way To Ask For Help
  11. Practice Quiz: Asking For Help

Graded: Asking For Help

WEEK 7


Adjusting the Career Plan



In this module, you will be introduced to best practices in how to continuously review their career plans and make adjustments as necessary. This module will illustrate how the career ladder has turned into a rock wall that requires you to be more nimble and adaptable. often than not, reaching the career of your dreams in not a direct path. You may need to climb sideways or move down the rock wall for a while before you can progress upward again.


1 video, 8 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: Overview of Adjusting the Career Plan
  2. Reading: Learning Objectives
  3. Reading: Being Nimble & Adapting
  4. Discussion Prompt: Side to Side or Up and Down
  5. Reading: Progressing
  6. Reading: Reclaiming Your Footing
  7. Practice Quiz: Practice What You Have Learned in Adjusting the Career Plan
  8. Discussion Prompt: How Did Your Career Path Lead You To NASA?
  9. Reading: Salary or Start-Up?
  10. Reading: Career Path Management
  11. Reading: Eight Principles of Effective Career Planning
  12. Reading: What Career Should I Choose?

Graded: Adjusting the Career Plan For Success
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