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Career Planning Essentials: Unlock Your Future

Develop the skills and techniques you need to enter the job market, expand your opportunities, and land the job you want.

12 hours

Created by Heather Jacksic, offered on FutureLearn

Description

Kickstart your career by exploring career choices and developing SMART goals

Deciding on a career path and finding employment opportunities is challenging. The labour market is constantly changing, and it can be difficult to know what your options are.

This three-week course from Luleå University of Technology will give you the ultimate guide to starting your career. You’ll learn to examine your abilities, explore opportunities, and create SMART goals to define and measure your career development.

Learn how to write a great cover letter, CV, and LinkedIn profile

The key elements to a successful job application are a strong CV and cover letter that showcase your strengths, skills, and experience. LinkedIn is also vital for recruiters in today’s job market, and can play a huge role in expanding your opportunities.

On this course, you’ll learn tips and techniques on how to create a comprehensive CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that make you stand out as a strong candidate.

Cultivate your personal brand and create an elevator pitch to sell yourself

A fundamental aspect of a successful candidate is their ability to sell themselves. In order to convince companies that you are the right fit, you need to have confidence in yourself and your abilities, and have the skills to communicate this.

With expert guidance, you’ll learn how to create your personal brand, which will enable you to develop the self-assuredness and distinctiveness that recruiters look for.

Prepare yourself for a successful job interview

Learning from an experienced educator at Luleå University of Technology, you’ll be empowered to present yourself professionally and articulate your knowledge and abilities intelligently.

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to land the perfect role for you.

This course is designed for people starting their careers or entering the workplace, including students studying at the upper secondary level or towards a degree.

It will also be beneficial for those wanting to improve their career prospects.

What you will learn

  • Describe what makes up your personal brand
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses and describe how to make use of them when applying for jobs
  • Produce a CV, cover letter and social media profile according to the course criteria
  • Demonstrate how to prepare for a job interview
  • Reflect on the processes involved in career planning with other learners
  • Describe basic career concepts and identify what makes a person employable
  • Create goals for your personal brand and future career
  • Identify the steps set out in the course for negotiating a suitable salary

Requirements

  • This course is designed for people starting their careers or entering the workplace, including students studying at the upper secondary level or towards a degree.
  • It will also be beneficial for those wanting to improve their career prospects.
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  • Price: $null
  • Platform: FutureLearn
  • Language: English
  • 12 hours
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