Innovating Your Career
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Innovating Your Career

A practical guide to kick-starting your career adventure
4.4 (17 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
58 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2018
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Price: $29.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 39 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Adopt and apply a creative mindset to developing your career
  • Effectively demonstrate your skills and employability

  • Start finding and creating career opportunities

  • Stand out by confidently communicating with potential employers
  • No specialist tools or knowledge required

In a world where markets and technologies are constantly changing, organisations are always on the lookout for top talent to help them stay ahead and thrive.  This means opportunities to build an interesting and rewarding career are out there waiting to be taken. 

The beginning of your career is an exciting time because you are in the early stages of a brilliant adventure.

Innovating Your Career is specially designed for people at the beginning of their careers. 

It will help you to kick-start your career adventure, boost your career confidence and start building a successful career.

If you...

  • know what you want to achieve with your career the course will help you accelerate progress

  • have ideas about your career the course will help you put them into action

  • feel like something’s holding you back the course will help you to start moving forward

 The content is practical, accessible and provides you with tools, tips and activities which enable you to...

  • appreciate, demonstrate and effectively communicate your value and employability

  • identify or clarify career aspirations and interests

  • find and create career opportunities

Innovating Your Career helps you kick-start your career adventure and provides you with a foundation for continued career success and development.

Created and delivered by Dr Elaine Hickmott; Innovating Your Career is inspired by her personal, varied career experiences combined with insights from her work helping thousands of people invest in their professional development and careers.  Having used her PhD in chemistry as a springboard to start her career, Elaine has gone from researcher to industrial chemist to corporate business leader to now entrepreneurial experimenter and independent talent development specialist.

Who this course is for:
  • Individuals at the beginning of their careers.
  • Individuals looking for or considering their first professional employed role.
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 01:09:38
+ Getting Into The Career Zone
5 lectures 15:24

There is s difference between having a job and building a career. Here you learn what and why it matters

Preview 02:46

Although no-one's career is exactly the same, there are several common components to building one.

Key Components for Building a Career

Career opportunities are everywhere yet we often sabotage our own success. These top tips will help you sustain your career confidence.

Preview 03:23
The Innovating Your Career Approach
+ Open: Applying a Creative Mindset to Achieve Career Success
5 lectures 12:39

Having the right mindset is key for career success. In this section you'll learn what it is, why it matters and invest in yours

Adopting the Mindset for Career Success
Creativity and a Creative Mindset: What They Are and Why They’re Important
Tips and Tools to Help You Invest in Your Creativity and Creative Mindset

Thinking beyond today & imagining the future is an important step to career success. In this activity you will be taking this important step

Activity: Applying Your Creative Mindset to Imagining Your Future
Summing Up and Moving Forward
Quiz for Section 2: Open
3 questions
+ Discover: Identifying and Explaining Your Skills and Experience
5 lectures 09:30

In this section you will recognise your achievements, identify skills and experiences plus demonstrate your employability

Shining a Spotlight on What's Special About You

In this lecture you will learn more about employability; its connection to skills and capabilities plus the 9 core capabilities in the employability mix

Understanding and Linking Employability, Capabilities and Skills

Appreciating your achievements; identifying your skills; demonstrating your employability are fundamental building blocks for your career

Creating a Richer Picture to Showcase Skills, Capabilities and Employability

In this activity you will start creating a richer picture of yourself by appreciating your achievements, identifying your skills & demonstrating your employability

Activity: Putting Yourself in the Spotlight and Creating Your Richer Picture
Moving From Looking Inwards to Looking Outwards
Quiz for Section 3: Discover
3 questions
+ Explore: Finding and Creating Your Career Opportunities
6 lectures 08:09

Career opportunities are everywhere. This section helps you find and create them

Looking at the World Around You

Different sectors, organisations and roles bring different career opportunities. In this lecture you’ll learn more about them & why it matters to your career adventure

Exploring the World of Work

Exploring helps you connect, engage & build rapport with potential employers. This lecture explains why

Preview 01:44

Tips, tools and links to help you on your career exploration

Your Explorer’s Pack

In this activity you will be exploring and researching the world of work to assist with your career adventure

Activity: Starting Your Career Exploration
Taking the Next Step
Quiz 3 for Section 4: Explore
3 questions
+ Engage: Communicating and Connecting Confidently To Achieve Career Success
6 lectures 12:14

Engaging with others is key to career success. This section shows you how to communicate effectively and confidently in any situation or scenario

Preview 01:23

Communication is a not about you transmitting information. It’s so much more

Communication: What it is and Why it Matters to Your Career

Real connections & career opportunities come from thoughtful interactions and deeper connection. Here you will learn why & how

Introducing the REACH Communication Philosophy

In this lecture you will learn more about REACH plus tools and techniques to help you apply it

Digging Deeper into the REACH Communication Philosophy

It's time to practice REACH by applying it to a career-related scenario

Activity: Applying REACH to a Career Scenario
Well Done and What's Next
Quiz for Section 5: Engage
3 questions
+ Bring It Together: Moving Forward With What You’ve Learnt
5 lectures 09:03

You now know more about yourself and what you want. This section helps you turn career aspirations into reality with goal setting and action plans

Taking Action and Building Momentum

Goals help you achieve the success you desire. Here you will learn why and how to make them SMART

Importance of Goal Setting and Making Them SMART

In this activity you will set 3 SMART career-related goals

Activity: Setting Your SMART Career-related Goals

Action plans are the link between today and your future goals. In this lecture you’ll learn more about them and their importance to your career

Insights into Action Plans and Why They Matter to Your Career

In this activity you will create action plans for each of your career goals   

Activity: Creating Action Plans to Achieve Your Career Goals
+ Congratulations: You've Kick-started Your Career Adventure
2 lectures 03:10
Congratulations on Completing the Course
Bonus Lecture: Extra Tips and Resources