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Enhance career skills: An online course by University of London

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University of London is offering an online course on 'Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills'. The course enables you to learn how to make effective decisions about your future career and how to take control of your professional development.

About the course

This course would be complementary to any additional course of study as it enables you to recognise your own strengths, skills and understand how best you articulate those preferences and achievements to future employers or academic institutions in the future.

Enhance career skills:  An online course

Course Syllabus

  • Week One: What do you want? Self Awareness

What do you need from your career? Identifying and assessing careers values
Self discovery or self creation where does your true career identity reside?
Can you predict what will make you happy? Common problems in anticipating the future

  • Week Two: What can you offer? Skills Awareness

Can you speak the secret language of skills? Evidence your achievements in a meaningful way
Making yourself instantly attractive. What skills are employers asking for?
How can you build your skills? Education and experience. what's the best investment?

  • Week Three: Are you ready to find success? Career Readiness

Are you open to opportunities? What behaviours increase your chances of getting lucky breaks?
Are you using the right methods? Finding right opportunities for you?
Can you create your own job?

  • Week Four: How do you express yourself? Articulating Your Experiences

    Are you using the right medium for the message? CVs, portfolios and other ways of selling yourself
    Your personal brand. What does your on-line profile say about you?
    Can you decode job descriptions? Process for preparing better applications

    • Week Five: What impact do you make? Making a Good Impression in Person

    Do interviews always have to be nerve-wracking? The secrets to interview confidence
    Can you deal with bad interviewers? Common interviewer weaknesses and how to use them
    Can you increase the chances that people will like you? Maximising first impressions

    • Week Six: How do you build fruitful relationships? Networking Online and in Person

    Does networking actually work? The benefits of loose ties
    Are you using online media effectively? How LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can help your career
    Is networking just for job hunting? The social workplace and the power of relationships

            Prerequisites

      • Course is designed to be useful and informative regardless of your professional background or stage of career development.Thus, interested candidates can join

             Course Details

        • Course length: 6 weeks
        • Course begins on: June 1

              For further information, click here

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