This course is designed for adults who are entering or re-entering the workforce. Choosing the wrong career, ignoring what makes you special, and blaming others for your misfortune will never get you where you dream of being when it comes to making a living. Cultivate Your Calling guides you through the process of knowing yourself, managing your emotions, and understanding the culture of organizations.
Emotional Intelligence gives purpose and guides you into the career you want by:
Developing self-awareness to increase your self-worth, value, and potential
Identifying occupations that speak to your talents, skills and abilities
Creating a Professional Profile that demonstrates the value to your choice of organizations
If you’re tired of wasting your time on shady jobs leading nowhere, Cultivate Your Calling will re- energize you, lesson-by-lesson!
What makes Cultivate Your Calling different from those other professional development courses? You will learn the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace and how it can propel your career or destroy your dreams. You will gain a better understanding of who you are, why you are the way you are, and what you can do to manage your emotions, and land the career that hits all your high notes: talents, skills, and abilities!
We know that online learning can be lonely, so we keep it lively. You will have the opportunity to follow and critique Jewel Jamison’s career search, you’ll check your recall intermittently with “Quick Tips”, and through on-going writing exercises you will create the narrative for your Professional Profile. Feel free to work with a tutor or coach, and hone your skills by contributing to the Discussions section with like-minded people. Divided into six sections, you can work at your own pace, repeat sections where needed, and articulate your discoveries through the written word, a valuable asset for any professional. If you're ready to enter the workforce, don't think "job", think career. This course will help you focus and cultivate that which you were meant do - live your calling!
Assess your knowledge of emotional intelligence as it relates to Jewel's feelings about her interview.
Assess your knowledge of the importance of experience in the workplace.
Evaluate Jewel's interviewing skills now.
Identify how Jewel responds to her friend's crisis.
Apply your knowledge of generational differences to Jewel's situation.
Test your knowledge of how Jewel should find the right career for her.
Jo Jones is a highly respected consultant, serving California with over 20 years in business and civil service. As CEO of This Lioness Roars, Jones specializes in people and professional development. Her experience includes teaching at the university level, consulting with government agencies for organizational effectiveness, and designing professional development processes for non-profits. Most recently, Jones was director for a library literacy program and for expertise in strategic development, she was awarded a Medals Fellows, an honor of distinction in the field of Literacy. Cultivate Your Calling is TLR's premier eCourse; the focus is on career readiness.
Jones holds a BA and Master's Degree in Literature and Writing, and received the university's first-ever creative writing fellowship. She has published a short story collection, A Cup of Jo and the collection was required reading for several Literature and Writing courses at the university level.
Known as a change agent, she has received numerous awards throughout the years in recognition for her creativity, innovation, and leadership in the field of education. Her passion for inspiring others to do their best, her commitment to adults determined to increase their literacy skills, and her ability to engage the most reluctant learner, has inspired her to find new ways to reach and teach.
Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors for San Diego Council on Literacy.