Course name:
Career Preparation and Networking
Description:
A deeper exploration of the skills used in every career, whether as a business owner, as a freelancer, or on a traditional career path.
Duration:
4 Weeks
Audience:
Everyone
Prerequisites:
None
Course outline:
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">A deeper exploration of the skills used in every career, whether as a business owner, as a freelancer, or on a traditional career path.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 0.0001pt; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Big Ideas</span></p> <ul style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 25px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; text-indent: -0.25in;">Networking is an essential professional tool for career building, creating opportunities for you to find new jobs, promotions, and partnerships.</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Job search success is based on knowing yourself, research, reaching out, and persevering.</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Knowing yourself better can help you to make the best career choices for yourself, and to present yourself in the best possible light to potential employers and clients.</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; font-family: Symbol;"><span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Interpersonal skills are just as important as subject area knowledge to creating and maintaining a successful career.</span></li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Essential Questions</span>&nbsp;</p> <ul style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 25px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px; text-indent: -0.25in;">What interpersonal skills are necessary for creating a successful career?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">What are soft skills?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">Why are soft skills in demand by employers?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">How do personal traits translate to the business world?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">What are some ways to better know your own skills and achievements?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">How can you relate your skills and achievements to a position within a company?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">What factors help create a more personally rewarding career?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">What do you need to know in order to search for a job opportunity?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">What do you need to know in order to prepare for a successful job interview?</span></li> <li style="line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 15.3333px;">How do you build, grow, and use a professional network for career success?</span></li> </ul>

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