Ultimate Career Development
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Ultimate Career Development

In this course you will learn everything you need know, to create and implement the Ultimate Career Plan!
4.3 (12 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.
913 students enrolled
Created by Ronan Kennedy
Last updated 4/2016
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover how to find satisfying work
  • Make sure that it's the right career path for you
  • Identify companies that you’d like to work
  • Uncover the best strategies for landing a job
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  • A good attitude

In this course, you will discover how to:

  • Find work that you’re really interested in
  • Make sure that it’s the right career path for you
  • Identify companies that you’d like to work for and
  • Uncover the best strategies for landing a job

You will also learn:

  • How to create an impressive personal profile
  • The key networking techniques to use when talking to the right people AND
  • The best strategies to present yourself well in any job interview

If that wasn’t enough, I am also going to share with you: the ultimate goal-setting strategies, techniques and resources to make sure that you achieve your career objectives. But wait there’s more! Everyone who does the course will also get a one-to-one career coaching session with myself where you can ask me absolutely anything!

I hope you’re excited about taking the next step and I’m really looking forward to guiding you on this journey!

Who is the target audience?
  • Job seekers who want to do work that they enjoy
  • Job seekers looking to improve their career prospects
  • Recent college graduates
  • People considering a career change
  • Current undergraduate students
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Curriculum For This Course
The Ultimate Discovery Process
10 Lectures 19:54

“This is your CAREER. It consists of 35 hours per week, 48 weeks a year, for more than 40 years. One-third of YOUR LIFE will be spent either doing it or thinking about it…”

Preview 01:24

Discover your current options if you are already working for an organisation. Find out the possibilities that are open to you in the near future. Watch as we break these down into 6 different variations.


Discover the various types of industries and jobs available in the job market. This will introduce you to 2 exercises now that will help you to identify the types of roles that you are interested in. But don’t worry, they’re both super simple and really quick!

Preview 01:32

Identify and make a list of your ideal companies. Then find their direct and indirect competitors. Keep track of them so that you know when the right jobs are coming up.

Ideal Companies

Become aware of your career interests and discover new interests. Some people say they don’t know what to do with their careers, but maybe what they really mean is they don’t know what they like. This video will help you expand your interests and your options.

Career Interests

Understand why people do what they do and what your basic needs are. Identify what’s missing for you at the moment. Make a note of how your meet you needs and what’s your most important need. Understand the fundamental difference between needs and values.

What motivates us?

Discover what success is for you and how to prioritise what’s important for your longterm success. We break these down into two sections. This is key to the process because you need to understand when you have really achieved success - on your terms!

What is your definition of success?

The surprising answer to how much money you need to be happy.

Do you really want to be rich?

So… you want to work with people

Find out what you would like to achieve with your career with, or what cause you would like to dedicate yourself to outside of your career. Then write a personal mission statement using the questions in the PDF.

Your Mission
Rock Solid Testing Ground
8 Lectures 19:36

“What should I do next?” “What’s the best path to take?” These are two typical questions that people ask once they’ve found out what they want to do in their career. This video will answer those questions.

Model and Mentor

Watch this video to find out the two steps necessary in identifying your transferable skills. Then download the PDF attached.

Preview 01:33

When you know what job or career you want, how do you do it? Obviously you want to move to a new job or a new career as safely as possible. So what’s the best method of doing this? It’s important to keep in mind the time and risk elements involved in your decision. Here are four exit strategies to choose from. Which one suits you best?

Exit Strategy and sample experiments

Discover two coaching strategies for helping you to get paid for work you love - no matter what it is! This is a must watch video.

Get paid to do work that you love

Understanding job descriptions can be tough sometimes, right? This video will help you to navigate the terms so that you understand what they are really looking for!

Understanding job descriptions

If you’re not self-confident at the moment, here are two simple strategies that will help you deal with it for yourself.

Victory Stacking for confidence building

Here are 5 simple tips for choosing the right course to improve your career prospects!

Choosing the right course

Developmental psychologist, Howard Gardner, broke the different types of intelligences down into 9 categories. Logical. Spacial. Musical. Linguistic. Bodily-Kinesthetic. Existential. Naturalistic. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal. I love the idea of different intelligences but I find them easier to relate to if they are broken down into 5 categories. Here’s my take on this wonderful idea of multiple intelligences.

Discover Multiple Types of Intelligence
Hacking Your Personal Profile and Presenting Yourself Well
6 Lectures 19:38

You can be sending in CV after CV to hundreds of employers - but is it working? If so, great, if not - back to the drawing board! In this video, I'm going to let you in on the secrets of getting and employer's attention immediately and securing an interview. This is easy and very effective - I can't understand why more people don't create CVs like this...

Crack the simple keys to a persuasive CV

Writing cover letters can be tricky considering that it’s more of an art than a science. Nevertheless, there are still a few pointers that we can follow to allow us to put the best foot forward and make a good first impression. Here they are...

Discover the optimum layout to attract attention with a cover letter

Networking is important for job-hunting and developing business connections - and everyone knows it. We prefer to work with people we know and to hire people we know.

BUT, there’s a problem! Almost everyone I speak to about networking tell me that they really dislike it. So here are a couple of tips and pointers to remember about networking that I hope will help you.

Preview 03:42

It's key that we understand the personal impressions of the interviewer are what we need to prepare for. The experience, skills and qualifications are obviously important for getting to the interview stage, but after that, our performance in the interview is what will carry us through. This video will highlight essential interview techniques.

Essential interview techniques

This video is a combination of all the strategies that I've found most useful when working with clients who have low self-confidence. The are four points to consider, which are effective and actionable immediately. What are you waiting for? No more excuses, start building your confidence right now!

Preview 04:33

Interviews are challenging and often we have good reason to feel worried coming up to the big day. Some of the biggest difficulties people have involve explaining reasons why they haven’t been working or personal issues that are difficult to talk about - or both! Learn how to frame, reframe, defame and be stone cold honest, while maintaining confidence in your answer. Don't complain about a previous employer, rather show gratitude for what your learned while working with them.

How to answer difficult interview questions
About the Instructor
Ronan Kennedy
4.3 Average rating
12 Reviews
913 Students
1 Course
Career Coach and Trainer

I am a Career Coach that specialises in career guidance, career planning, executive coaching, self-employment preparation and interview preparation. I have worked with hundreds of individual career coaching clients at all different stages of their career, in all different types of industries, including first-time job seekers and I know what works and what doesn't.

I have also been published multiple times in national newspapers and featured on the most popular business radio shows in the country.