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Top 10 MOOCs to help you succeed in your career

Discussion in 'Course recommendations' started by Carolyn, Nov 30, 2016.

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  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

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    With a new year looming round the corner, we all tend to reflect on the past year and, more importantly, on what we want to change in our lives. Career success plays an important role in our general well being, so I thought I'd give you a head start with the following collection of online courses and pathways to help you succeed in your career.

    How to Succeed at: Interviews

    By The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
    Starts November 14th

    This course has been designed and developed by experts from The Careers Service here at The University of Sheffield to help you to succeed at interviews, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study. Because being offered an interview can be quite daunting, we’ve put together a set of materials to help you prepare and be successful on the day.
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    How to Succeed at: Writing Applications
    By The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
    Starts February 6th

    This course has been designed and developed by experts from The Careers Service here at The University of Sheffield to help you to write successful applications, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study at university or college.

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    How to Write a Resume (Project-Centered Course)

    By The State University of New York via Coursera
    Starts December 5th

    In this project-centered course, you will craft an essential cornerstone of the modern-day job or internship search: the resume. You’ll review resume best practices and explore current trends with guidance from a professional career counselor and recruiter, and you’ll exchange structured feedback with your peers as you work to polish your own resume. When you complete the course, you’ll have an eye-catching resume that lets your professional strengths shine.
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    Job Success: Get Hired or Promoted in 3 Steps
    By The State University of New York via Coursera
    Starts December 5th

    This course, Job Success: Get Hired or Promoted in Three Steps, will prepare you to stand out in a crowded applicant pool so that you can get hired or promoted. In three steps you will leave this course with

    1. An upgraded social media presence (one that you can be proud of)
    2. A visual, infographic resume that will get you noticed
    3. A professional pitch that highlights your strengths and skills

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    Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization

    By The University of Maryland via Coursera
    Starts November 28th

    This specialization will help you develop the English language strategies and communication skills you need to advance in your professional career. Whether you already have a successful career and are looking to move forward, whether you’re looking to change careers, whether you’re starting out in the world of work, or whether you’re coming back into the world of work after some time away – if you believe in working for more than a paycheck, then this specialization will help you.
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    Successful Career Development
    By The University System of Georgia via Coursera
    Starts December 12th

    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.
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    Career Success Specialization
    By The University of California, Irvine via Coursera
    Starts December 5th

    This series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can also be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses to your individual and organizational needs.
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    Career Brand Management Specialization

    By The State University of New York's Empire State College via Coursera
    Starts November 28th

    In this Specialization, you will learn how to use proven brand management methods and tools for individual career development in competitive job environments. You will gain knowledge and analytical skills for career self-management and learn techniques for career brand building. You will create a robust self-management information system that will help you self-organize and increase your human capital by building high demand employability skills.
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    Career Development: Skills for Success
    By Fullbridge via edX
    Self-paced

    The four-course Fullbridge Career Development XSeries is designed to help you build in-demand workplace competencies that will ensure you stand out as an applicant and employee.
    In addition, this self-paced program explores contemporary business fundamentals and helps you create a marketable personal brand. Through innovative and engaging online learning techniques, you will build and enhance the critical hard and soft skills that will help you stand out in your current or future profession.
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    Reinvent Yourself: Unleash Your Creativity
    By The University of Texas Health Science Center via edX
    Self-paced

    Dr. Roberta Ness, featured TED speaker, author, and one of America’s leading creative thinking innovators, will guide you through her exclusive 5-step program to being an effective innovator. Learn to break free from your usual thinking pattern and start generating creative solutions to life’s challenges. Sharpen your powers of observation, make surprising associations, expand your idea space, and even master how to think backwards. Hone your creative thinking skills by solving real-world problems from business and science.
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