Find Purpose in Your Career
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Find Purpose in Your Career

Discovering the purpose that fuels your career and allows you to thrive regardless of industry.
4.6 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 3/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Identify what skills, talents, and passions they possess are core elements of their underlying purpose that drives career happiness
Identify what they do and do not like about their current job, and determine what their dream job environment looks like
Overcome the mental barriers that prevent them from making positive change
Self-reflect on their purpose, skills, preferences, and mental barriers to identify what their next step needs to be
Move outside of their defined comfort zone to improve their skills and grow their network
Create a digital brand that reflects their purpose and lands job offers
Do silent and active research on an industry to position themselves effectively
Follow a year long action plan they have created built on course material to find a job that fulfills their purpose
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Requirements
  • Students should either be currently job searching or in a job they are unsatisified with.
  • The ability to watch the videos and either print or download the worksheets and fill them out thoroughly.
Description

Imagine going to work everyday to a job you absolutely love. Imagine a life where you are completely fulfilled by the work you do, the people you help, and the environment you do it in.

This course contains videos, slideshows, worksheets, and bonus challenges to help you cut through the details and ineffective strategies and find your purpose. This course will teach you methods to break through the mental barriers that are holding you back to find a job that turns your purpose into profit.

You'll learn how to get out of your comfort zone, create a digital brand that gets you noticed, how to build and maintain a network that works to your advantage, and walk away with a one year action plan that outlines the steps you need to take on your personal journey to finding the purpose that fuels your career.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for those who are struggling to understand their value and their purpose, who want to make a career change but aren't sure where to start, and who have not utilized social networking to find a job.
  • This course is not for those who love their jobs, know how to market themselves and connect with individuals online, and know what they want their careers to look like a year from now.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 01:16:08
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Introduction, Meet Your Instructors, and Self Reflection
3 Lectures 06:37

You will learn how this course is laid out and what you can expect to get out of it.

Preview 02:00

Meet your instructors - Kevin and Emilie from The Niche Movement and Nicole from GenTwenty. In this video, we explain why finding purpose in your career is important to us.

Preview 02:17

Self reflecting is key to finding your purpose as you progress through this course. We teach you how to reflect effectively to find the intersection of your skills and purpose.

Preview 02:20
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Rethinking Work
3 Lectures 05:29

In this video, we explain why your purpose doesn't necessarily mean your job title. We introduce the term "boutique career" and lead an exercise called The Perfect Day to help you reflect on what your perfect work day looks like. A second worksheet called Assessing Where You Are leads you through your first self-reflecting exercise.

Preview 02:03

In this lecture, you will learn how to change your negative language to positive language and give yourself the momentum you need to ultimately change your behavior.

Preview 02:05

In this video, Kevin talks about the importance of knowing your strength and how you can find out what they are.

Know Your Strengths
01:21
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Comfort Zones
5 Lectures 24:02

Kevin and Nicole talk about what a comfort zone is and how you can start to push your comfort level.

Defining Your Comfort Zone
00:53

In this video, we hear from Kevin and Nicole on how they pushed their comfort zones to find their respective niches. We also discuss the mental barriers you will encounter as you try to move outside of your comfort zone and find your niche.

Our Comfort Zone Stories and Overcoming Mental Barriers
04:55

In this lecture, Nicole teaches you several different ways you can push yourself out of your comfort zone. We introduce one key question to ask yourself when you have no idea how to expand your comfort zone.

Tips for Pushing Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone
06:18

In this lecture, Nicole shares 5 tactics to overcome overthinking, a mental barrier many of us get stuck behind as we search for the purpose the drives us.

Mental Barriers: 5 Methods to Break Free of Overthinking
11:56

This bonus challenge is designed to get you outside of your comfort zone and introduce you to something new every day for 30 days. We recommend this challenge to you if you are unsure about what you are interested in or if you don't know what your strengths are. There are 60 total activities in this bonus challenge to help you take baby steps out of your comfort zone.

30 Day Bonus Challenge: Learning Out of Your Comfort Zone
2 pages
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Rethinking The Job Search
7 Lectures 19:56

In this lesson, you'll learn 3 ways to do research on an industry. Nicole will teach you how to do silent research, actively engage on social media, and connect directly with industry professionals. Additionally, we've included a 13 page guide on Creating Your Digital Brand and a Digital Connections Spreadsheet to help you keep you network organized.

How To Do Research on a Niche or Industry
16 pages

In this video Kevin shares a new way to start your job search as well as the 5 questions to ask yourself before you even start.

The New Way to Job Search
07:01

In this lecture, Kevin teaches you how to get move beyond traditional networking methods and shares secret strategies to maximize your networking potential.

Skip the Career Fair: The New Place to Network
02:12

Kevin explains the networking exercise he uses regularly to access the weak ties in his network.

The 5x5 Networking Box Exercise
02:22

Kevin explains why gatekeepers no longer exist, and a personal example on how to make things happen.

No Gatekeepers - How to Get in Touch with Anyone
03:32

In this section, Emilie teaches you creative methods to follow-up with the connections you make online and offline. You'll also learn how to be engaging and show your personality while still remaining professional on social media. And finally, she shares one key secret step that most people don't ever take.

The Real Way to Follow Up (In-person & Online)
02:49

Emilie and Nicole share two different exercises for you to complete to teach you how to think outside of the box when it comes to making things happen.

Evaluating Your Resources
02:00
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Bringing It All Together to Find Your Purpose
1 Lecture 02:04

In this final lecture, we tie this course together and give you an action plan based on course material.

Your One Year Action Plan
02:04
About the Instructor
Kevin O'Connell
4.6 Average rating
9 Reviews
20 Students
1 Course
Entrepreneur, Storyteller, & Founder of The Niche Movement

Kevin is an entrepreneur, digital storyteller, and founder of The Niche Movement a community of young professionals helping others find the work they love. Kevin currently runs his own digital storytelling agency helping organizations who are passionate about what they do tell their story based out of Washington, DC. Kevin spent 8+ years working in several student affairs functions from student leadership to marketing and before he took the leap of faith to go out on his own he worked at Rutgers University as the Marketing and Social Media Director for the recreation department.

In June 2015 he published his first book, that was funded on Kickstarter, titled The Niche Movement: The New Rules to Finding The Career You Love.

Nicole Booz
4.6 Average rating
9 Reviews
20 Students
1 Course
Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty

Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and strives to connect others through shared experiences and narratives of personal growth.