Career Building with Power Tools
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Career Building with Power Tools

Tools to help you pinpoint your career, plan your career and enjoy your career!
4.8 (4 ratings)
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Created by Ethel Walker, MBA
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Utilize the Career Building Power Tools to pinpoint your ideal job role
  • Create a prioritized list of your most meaningful personal values
  • Identify the root causes of past job satisfaction and dissatisfaction
  • Inventory and assess your job skills
  • Create a skill gap inventory
  • Define your interests and align them to specific job roles
  • Discover your key talents that can enable a more fulfilling job role
  • Develop an action plan to put your self-knowledge to work in pursuing your ideal job role
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  • Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word to complete course exercises and to utilize provided templates
  • Focused time to ensure meaningful and accurate output from the application of the Power Tools
  • Sticky notes or index cards to make the exercises more engaging (optional)

In this course you will learn how to apply tools to complete the first step to finding your ideal job role, which is knowing yourself. I will be your tour guide, walking you through the self-exploration process using my V.I.S.I.T framework. The V.I.S.I.T framework is an easy-to- use model that identifies each component of the self-exploration process, which includes prioritizing your values, gaining insight from past experiences, assessing your skills, clarifying your interests and discovering your talents.

Using simple and engaging activities called Power Tools, you will clarify your personal work preferences and build an action plan.  Just like real power tools provide users with speed and efficiency to get the job done quicker, the Career Building Power Tools taught in this course will expedite and enhance your ability to pinpoint the attributes of your perfect role.  

The Power Tools are Adaptable and Easy to Use

The Power Tools are in Microsoft Excel or Word format, and you will receive a copy of the templates as a resource from the course.  You will also learn to use online tools available through O*Net to help you take what you have learned and pinpoint your perfect job role.  

As an added value from the course, you will find that some of the Power Tools can be used to help you with decision-making, organizing information and finding root causes in areas that extend beyond finding your ideal job role.  

The Career Building with Power Tools Course Is Designed for Ease of Learning and Engagement

The course is divided into three sections; an introduction, self-exploration and bringing it all together.   The heart of the course is the self-exploration section which includes lectures which cover each of the components of the V.I.S.I.T. framework and the associated Power Tool.  The lectures will cover:

  • An overview of the framework component and the associated Power Tool
  • A demonstration of how to utilize the Power Tool
  • Exercises to test or practice what you learn 

This engaging course utilizes multiple formats to deliver the content, including videos, screen sharing, PowerPoint, articles, exercises and quizzes. 


Who is the target audience?
  • The target student is an individual motivated to discover and pursue their ideal career or job role
  • This course is best suited for individuals that have some job or volunteer work experience
  • This course is suited for individuals looking to pursue a new role now or those planning for the future
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
2 Lectures 10:57

In this lecture you will be introduced to the components of the self-exploration process that will be taught in this course.  By the end of the lecture, you will be able to summarize the key components.

Preview 07:14

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to use the course roadmap resource to document what you are learning about yourself as you progress through the course.  You will also learn best practices to increase your success in putting what you learn from this course into action.

Preview 03:43

Test your knowledge of the V.I.S.I.T Framework.  

Career Building with Power Tools Overview
5 questions
7 Lectures 43:26

In this lecture, you will learn how to use a Power Tool to identify your top ten personal values. Understanding what is most important to you, helps to ensure that you identify a job role and environment that will allow you to flourish.

Identify Your Values

In this lecture, you will learn how to use a Power Tool to prioritize your top ten values identified in the previous lecture.   You will utilize the "Identify and Prioritize Your Values" Excel worksheet resource found in the prior lecture to complete the lecture exercise.

Prioritize Your Values

In this lecture you will learn how to use two Power Tools - one to uncover and the other to clarify your most important work preferences.

Gain Insight from Your Past Experiences

In this lecture you will learn how to use a Power Tool to Inventory and assess your job skills.    

Inventory and Assess Your Job Skills

In this lecture, you will preview an online tool that helps you to learn more about your interests and their alignment to specific personality and work environments.

Explore the Interest Profiler

In this lecture you will lean how to use a Power Tool to identify your career "type" based on your interests.

Identify Your Interest Profile

In this lecture you will learn how to use a Power Tool to identify those talents that you would like to use regularly in a job role. 

Discover Your Talents

Test your knowledge of each of the V.I.S.I.T components and the associated Power Tools.

Self-Exploration Quiz
5 questions
Bringing It All Together
5 Lectures 12:44

In this lecture you will learn how to review and summarize your self-exploration results.

Summarize What You've Learned

In this lecture you will Identify job roles that best match your self-exploration results.

Pinpoint Your Perfect Job Role

In this lecture you will learn actions you can take to do research on companies that have a job role that may interest you.   These research tips are designed to help you gather details regarding the work environment and alignment to your personal values and preferences.

Do Your Research

In this lecture you will review the skills required for your perfect job role and compare them to your current skill set to finalize your skill gap inventory.

Complete Your Skill Gap Inventory

In this lecture you will finalize and review your action plan.   

Review Your Action Plan
1 Lecture 00:21

At the end of this lecture, you will be aware of a contact to support your continued development.

Bonus Lecture: Keep Growing
About the Instructor
Ethel Walker, MBA
4.8 Average rating
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223 Students
1 Course
Walker Training and Consulting

Ethel Walker has over 25 years of professional leadership and management experience working for a Fortune 50 company.    She has held various roles to include recruiting, hiring, developing and leading high performing teams.  Ethel has also held roles in process improvement consulting and project and program management.  

Ethel is the founder and proprietor of Walker Training and Consulting, a company that offers skill development training and career coaching.  Walker Training and Consulting focuses on helping people develop workplace skills such as decision making, organization & planning, business fundamentals, problem solving, communication and other soft skills.  

Ethel holds an MBA from Western Governors University and is a Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Black Belt, trained through Villanova University.   Ethel is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches and is a 2017 candidate to become a Certified Professional Career Coach through this association.