Career Navigation - The DISCOVER IT Course
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Career Navigation - The DISCOVER IT Course

Discover your career Identity, Influences and Interests and know the right path for you!
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Created by Rachel Sparkes
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know exactly what career pathway suits your personality, strengths and interests.
  • Gain clarity on your career drivers and needs.
  • Gain clarity on what influences your career choices in the past and now.
  • Gain clarity on how to weigh up career options based on 'who you are'.
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Learn from Australia’s Leading Career Transformation Expert and discover the right career path for you!

Learn the step-by-step process to gain clarity and confidence about the right career path you.

After interviewing 10,000 or so people in my IT Recruitment & HR career I found many people were unsure how to find the ‘right’ career path for them – no matter how senior they were.

The thing is, figuring out what you want to do for your career IS hard. You are pulled in a lot of different directions in work and life and it’s difficult to know exactly what is right for you.  Many times self-doubt creeps in and you wonder if it is possible to have a career that is both fulfilling and financially successful.

They key is to find a career that is closely aligned to who you are.

In this course you will create your own ‘Career Blueprint’ based on your personality, strengths, values and needs. This is done through the following core areas:

  • Identity: Discover the careers that are best suited to your personality, drivers and needs.
  • Influences: Identify the people and situations that have influenced your career so you can stop listening to everyone else and start listening to your inner voice. 
  • Interests: Understand your own voice, passions and pathways that suit who you are.

Get crystal clear clarity on the best path for you.

This course is easy and will take you through a proven process that gets you ‘out of your head’ and clear about the career path that is right for you. This is a path that can lead to being your best self, and doing your best work.

Content and Overview

This course is suitable for people in all stages of their career from students leaving college to mid-career professionals pivoting careers and senior professionals at a cross roads.

This course is quick to do and compromised of 3 sections and 10 video lectures to help you discover the right carer path for you.  Each lecture has an accompanying PDF Worksheet for you to help you uncover who you are, and what the ideal career pathways are for you.

Starting with Identity, you will look into your personality with an MBTI Type Indicator test and the recommended career pathways for your type. In this section you will also identify you specific career drivers (motivators and values) as well as what you really need in a career to be happy (your career needs)!

Secondly in the Influences section you will uncover your past career influences and current influences to be able to let go of the things that no longer serve you in a positive way.

Finally, in the last section you create an awareness of your Interests by identifying what your Voice is (what messages you want to say in your career) as well as your Quests (what you really want to achieve) and your potential pathways. (you’re your passions, interests and career options are).

The Outcome

The entire course is tailored to help you tap into your inner voice and be more aligned with your ‘true self’ when deciding on your career pathways. The more aligned you are, the better work you will be able to do. The better work, the happier and more successful you will be in the longer term. 

The Journey Begins

Complete with videos and Work-IT sheet files you will be able to work along side Career Transformation expert Rachel Sparkes who is there to guide you along the first step in your Career Navigation journey - Discovery. 

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are at a cross roads in your career and lack clarity on the best path for you.
  • This course is focuses on the DISCOVERY component of a Career Navigation journey.
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome and Introduction
2 Lectures 10:39

Introduction to the Discover It Course

Hey there! Rachel here. This is the video that explains what this course is all about. Check it out to learn about the three core areas that this course will cover:

  • Identity
  • Influences
  • Interests

As a BONUS I have also included my Momentum Mindset training for absolutely FREE. I normally provide this training to my private clients for well over $400 USD so make sure you finish the entire course so you can make best use of the bonus training. 

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Rachel Sparkes

Preview 02:55

Welcome to Members Area

In this video I extend to you a HUGE virtual hug and welcome you to the Insiders tribe. Its my honour and pleasure to serve you through the Udemy platform. 

I will explain how to get the most of my courses and community and beyond including how to get around some pesky mindset issues that show up when you are studying online. 

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Rachel Sparkes

Career Navigator

Preview 07:44
Module 1: Identity
3 Lectures 08:42

Module 1 - Identity 

In this lecture I will introduce to you the Identity module. This is based on discovery of three areas:

  • Your Career Personality
  • Your Career Drivers
  • Your Career Needs
  • I will explain how we will discover these things for you together through the videos and Work-It sheets in the resources area provided. Make sure you have Adobe Reader downloaded so you can open and use the editable PDF's in the resources section. 

Your Career Personality

In this video I will give an example of a world wide known way to identify your personality - the MBTI Myers Briggs Type Indicator test. You will then complete a test and use the Work-It Sheet to identify the careers best suited to that type. 

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Career Navigator

Preview 01:41

Your Career Drivers

In this video we explain what 'drives' you. What is underneath your motivations and behaviours. You will then use the Work-It sheet to identify your drivers, and values. 

Your Career Strengths

In this resources section you will be able to identify your Strengths through a variety of tools that are explained to you in the video including 360 Degree Feedback, Career Strengths Assessments and Career SWOT Analysis. 

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Rachel Sparkes

Career Navigator

Preview 02:44

Your Career Needs

In this video you will learn what your 'needs' are in your career. There are 'universal' needs for every human and its important to understand what they are as well as your 'specific' needs as an individual. 

Once you understand these things its easier to make clear decisions on your work environment, work tasks, how you want to communicate and be communicated with, what levels of recognition and security and important to you and so on. If you are unaware of your needs you cannot ask for what you want. 

You will use the Work-It Sheet in the resources section to reflect and identify you universal and specific individual needs in your career. 

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Rachel Sparkes

Career Navigator

Your Career Needs
Module 2: Influences
3 Lectures 10:09

MODULE 2 - Influences Introduction

This video will introduce the Influences module that will cover the three main sections:

  • Past Career Influences
  • Current Career Influences
  • Financial Career Influences

Your Past Career Influences

In this video and Work-It Sheet you will learn how to identify the people, places and situations that have had a huge influence on your past career decisions up until today. 

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Rachel Sparkes

Career Navigator

Influences Introduction and Your Past Career Influences

Your Current Career Influences

In this video and Work-It Sheet you will learn how to identify the people who are currently influencing your career decisions - whether you realised it or not!

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Rachel Sparkes 

Career Navigator

Your Current Career Influences

Your Financial Influences

In this video and Work-It Sheets (Know Your Numbers and the Know Your Numbers Worksheet), you will learn how important it is to well - know your numbers. You will learn what 'Enough' means and how to do a basic financial forecast for your personal finances so you can identify what your career earnings need to be. 

The Know Your Numbers Worksheet is an Excel Spreadsheet that you can use to calculate your numbers. 

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Rachel Sparkes

Career Navigator

Your Financial Influences
Module 3: Interests
1 Lecture 04:26

MODULE 3: Interests Introduction

In the first part of this final video I will introduce the four main areas of this final module:

  • Your Career Voice
  • Your Career Quests
  • Your Career Interests
  • Your Career Pathways

Your Career Voice

In this part of the video and Work-It Sheet you will identify what it means to have a 'Voice' in your career. What messages you want to say and how to get that message out there. 

Your Career Quests

In this part of the video and Work-It Sheet you will identify what you want to achieve in your career - outside your KPI's and taking a pay packet home. It's thinking big picture about social responsibility, the causes and big ideas that you have in mind for you, your company or community that you can impact through your career. 

Your Career Interests

In this part of the video and Work-It sheet you see that you are actually allowed to have fun and LIKE the work you do. In fact the more you follow your curiosities, interests and passions the more likely you are to succeed. So this section and work-it sheet helps you brain storm what those things are - even if you have NO CLUE what you are intersted in. 

Your Career Pathways

In this part of the video and Work-It Sheet you start to pull all of the components of this course together and brain storm career pathways that could be potential ideas for you based on all of the things you have found out about yourself. 

Interests Introduction - Your Voice, Your Quests and Your Pathways
1 Lecture 09:21

BONUS: The Momentum Mindset

Enjoy this free video training on how to keep momentum in your career by training you thinking and working with my productivity tips. 

If you are interested in more courses from me please head to my Udemy Design-It Course. In this course you will learn how to create a plan that will help you step into the career of your dreams by deliberately designing your:

  • Goals - The 9 Step Career Design Process that creates both meaning and money!
  • Gaps - Pinpoint exactly what you need to bridge to get where you want to go!
  • Game Plan - The 15 Year Roadmap, The 12 Month Game Plan, The 90 Day Actions to get you on your way!

I look forward to seeing you there.

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Rachel Sparkes

Your Career Navitator

BONUS: The Momentum Mindset
About the Instructor
Rachel Sparkes
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Career Navigator | Business Coach | TV Show Host | Author

About Rachel Sparkes

"Australia's Leading Career Transformation Expert" - Huffington Post

Career and Business Transformation Expert obsessed with empowering people and companies to reach their full potential. 

Hailing from a strong background in IT Recruitment and HR Consulting for predominately technology companies, she's like a HR Consultant, Leadership Facilitator and Executive Career Coach rolled into one - who happens to speak IT. 

After investing and losing almost $100K in an IT Recruitment company that went under during the GFC, she went on her own inner journey to ask 'What would I LOVE to do for a living' but equally as important 'How can I make money doing it?'

The outcome has been running her own HR Consultancy for start-ups and SME tech businesses - 'Daemax Consulting' and a career and business coaching consultancy 'I Heart My Job' for the past 6 years where she helps professionals all over the world with her writing, online programs, 1:1 mentoring, speaking, and corporate workshops. 

A highlight was being the exclusive in-house Career Navigator at!

Rachel is all about helping people reach their full potential. She coaches individuals who want to feel deeply aligned to their work so they naturally perform better. 

Her approach is simple. Create both MOMENTUM and MEANING in your career by knowing your personal 'WHY' and designing your career - the 'WHAT. ' 

"Deliberately design your career, don't let it just happen to you. When you align the 'personal why' with the organisation 'what' and magic happens. 

Especially in start-ups and tech it's easy to get caught up in 'busy'....YOU need to allow time and space for 'delivery' as well as 'development' of the individual for ultimate performance, longevity and earning potential." 

For companies she works with, she encourages leadership that truly creates trust and connection with each team member instead of 'whipping' the delivery stick 24/7. 

"It's not only good for the bottom line, it actually makes work enjoyable for leaders again too!"

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