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How to Plan Your Career Path


How to Plan Your Career Path

How to Plan Your Career Path

Get advice on how to plan your career path.


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Course Description

Stan Christensen is a partner at Arbor Advisors, an investment banking firm where he negotiates on behalf of mid-market technology companies. He has nearly twenty years of experience in both transactional and operations roles and has worked on hundreds of transactions.
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In this free online course he advises doing as much informational interviewing as you can to ensure you pick a career path that you will enjoy and be a good fit for your interests. He says that when you are planning a career not to be overly concerned with a linear path, if you are savvy and wilful you can work your way into most careers. He outlines a few of the erroneous career assumptions that will help you avoid picking the wrong job. You will learn how a career/life balance is important and how a career where you are constantly overworking is unhealthy. Stan Christensen also explains the art of negotiation and relationship management and how to handle salary and job negotiations. He talks about how men and women do indeed negotiate for compensation differently. Finally, he discusses how the negotiations conducted when leaving a job are as critical as when starting one. This course will be of interest to business professionals, students and, indeed, anyone looking for advice on planning their career path.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Why you should do as much informational interviewing as you can; - Explain why one shouldn’t be overly concerned with a linear path when planning a career; - Learn about the erroneous career assumptions that land workers in an ill-fitting career; - How career life/balance is important as an overbearing career is unhealthy; - Learn about the art of negotiation and relationship management; - How to conduct effective salary negotiations and other tips on job negotiations; - How men and women negotiate for compensation differently; - Why the last impression you make in a job is even more critical than the first;


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Module 1: How to plan your career path
Module 2: How to Plan Your Career Path Assessment

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Course Title How to Plan Your Career Path
Course # 403
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 6
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Course Description  Stan Christensen is a partner at Arbor Advisors, an investment banking firm where he negotiates on behalf of mid-market technology companies. He has nearly twenty years of experience in both transactional and operations roles and has worked on hundreds of transactions. In this free online course he advises doing as much informational interviewing as you can to ensure you pick a career path that you will enjoy and be a good fit for your interests. He says that when you are planning a career not to be overly concerned with a linear path, if you are savvy and wilful you can work your way into most careers. He outlines a few of the erroneous career assumptions that will help you avoid picking the wrong job. You will learn how a career/life balance is important and how a career where you are constantly overworking is unhealthy. Stan Christensen also explains the art of negotiation and relationship management and how to handle salary and job negotiations. He talks about how men and women do indeed negotiate for compensation differently. Finally, he discusses how the negotiations conducted when leaving a job are as critical as when starting one. This course will be of interest to business professionals, students and, indeed, anyone looking for advice on planning their career path.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 05 April 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Post-Secondary
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Brittany Hull United States of America I really enjoyed the tips and topics that this course covers. It was all very helpful and insightful and knowing what I know now from this course, I feel confident in pursing the right career for me! 2015-03-12 19:03:05
  • Bharath Jyotindra India Very informative and practical tips. Highly recommend!! 2015-03-11 20:03:37
  • Paulina Ikwanty Ireland I'm finally not worried about my future job! 2015-03-11 20:03:52
  • Calvin Eliphas Nigeria Good and intelligent discussions...Thanks 2015-03-07 16:03:12
  • Napoleon T Chattah Liberia I think this is a worthwhile course not only for young people because even the older ones especially parents can use it to teach young people. Choosing a career and working with people are important life issues therefore this course is very important. I thank Allison for the free knowledge. 2015-02-26 21:02:48
  • Margarita Ceballos United States of America Helpful 2015-02-16 01:02:48
  • Tadious Munyaradzi Mberi Zimbabwe This course is very helpful, it gives you insight into the most important aspects to consider when choosing a career path. Very informative 2015-02-14 12:02:44
  • William Partington-smith United Kingdom Good information on career progression 2015-02-11 17:02:44
  • Miguel Felicio Brazil It is so quick but still has some really good content. 2015-02-10 01:02:46
  • Martha Vagilama Papua New Guinea This course was so interesting, informative, well presented, it helped me understand certain things especially, the on negotiation and career/life balance. 2015-02-06 00:02:06
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