This course is different to others. Unlike many Coursera courses which are discipline-specific,
this MOOC would be complementary to any additional course of study as it
enables you to recognise your own strengths and skills and understand how
to best articulate those preferences and achievements to future employers or
academic institutions in the future.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
the drivers behind your career preferences and choices
the skills which you can offer and know your current skills gaps
opportunities for your career enhancement both within and beyond your
your achievements and skills in appropriate formats for future employers
or academic institutions
effectively in a face-to-face encounter such as an interview or during a
Extend and make most effective use of your professional
network both on and off line
Whichever stage you are at in your career development, you will learn more about yourself and how to manage your career in the future by joining us on this course!
Week One: What do you want? – Self Awareness
you need from your career? Identifying and assessing careers values.
or self-creation – where does your true career identity reside?
Can you predict what will make you happy? Common
problems in anticipating the future.
Week Two: What can you offer? – Skills Awareness
speak the secret language of skills? Evidence your achievements in a
yourself instantly attractive. What skills are employers asking for?
How can you build your skills? Education and
experience – what’s the best investment?
Week Three:Are you ready to find success? – Career Readiness
open to opportunities? What behaviours increase your chances of getting
using the right methods? Which ways of finding opportunities are right for
Can you create your own job? Intrapreneurship
Week Four: How do you express yourself? – Articulating Your Experiences
using the right medium for the message? CVs, portfolios and other ways of
personal brand. What does your on-line profile say about you?
Can you decode job descriptions? A step-by-step
process for preparing better applications
Week Five: What impact do you make? – Making a Good Impression in Person
interviews always have to be nerve-wracking? The secrets to interview
deal with bad interviewers? Common interviewer weaknesses and how to use
Can you increase the chances that people will
like you? Maximising first impressions.
Week Six: How do you build fruitful relationships? – Networking Online and in Person
networking actually work? The benefits of loose ties.
using online media effectively? How LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can
help your career.
Is networking just for job hunting? The social
workplace and the power of relationships
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
The course is open to anybody who would like to reevaluate where they are and where they should be heading in their work and life.The continuous shifts in the work landscape makes it imperative to have a clear vision on what opportunities will benefit you as a person.Think of the Mooc as a career coach .