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Starting Your Career

Congratulations! You'll be happy to know that you've come to the right place. Alison has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world successfully embark on their first career journey. Starting your work life from scratch can seem like a daunting task, but Alison has all the resources necessary to make sure that you succeed both in starting your career path and ending up in the right place!

Starting Your Career

Starting Your Career

Congratulations! You'll be happy to know that you've come to the right place. Alison has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world successfully embark on their first career journey. Starting your work life from scratch can seem like a daunting task, but Alison has all the resources necessary to make sure that you succeed both in starting your career path and ending up in the right place!

Research is essential

Starting your career journey requires research, career guidance and planning. It's important to identify your interests, where your strengths lie and what kind of career you're best suited for. Alison offers a range of tools and career advice to help you make informed decisions about which career path is the right one for you.

 

Psychometric Assessments

If you're looking to start your career, Alison's Free Workplace Personality Assessment is a good starting point. The rigorous and scientific evaluation designed by our experts identifies certain jobs you might be naturally good at, outlines your professional strengths and weaknesses, and highlights which career paths you could follow. The Workplace Personality Assessment also provides you with a personal selection of Alison's high-quality free online courses, which, based on your answers, will help you work on any areas that need improving. Afterwards, you'll have the self-knowledge and confidence to pursue the career path right for you!

 

Career Guide

Alison's Career Guide is the one-stop resource that allows you to explore hundreds of potential careers. Search our Career Guide by Industry, Career Path or Occupation, to find information about your chosen career. You will also get links to free online courses related to each specific industry. The Alison Career Guide is the perfect place to research different jobs and discover the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career.

 

Free Online Courses

Alison offers thousands of Certificate and Diploma courses that provide you with the opportunity to get a sense of countless different career paths. Free courses like the Introduction to Games Development or this course in Warehouse Management allow you to experience a field and see what work a particular profession would entail. All of Alison's online courses are 100% free to learn, so there's no end to the background research you can do before choosing the right career for you.


AlisonYour Career Development Checklist

Once you've successfully established the career path you want to pursue, the next step is preparing yourself for the job hunt. Thanks to Alison's career checklist, this has never been easier or less intimidating. From your first CV to the last round of interviews, we've got a free course to help you every step of the way.

  • Career Planning - This course should be the first stop for anyone starting their career. The course introduces you to the job offer formula and teaches you how to apply it to every aspect of the job-seeking journey. From salary negotiation techniques to successfully communicating your skillset, this course has it all!
  • Preparing your CV and Cover Letter - These are essential life skills. This course teaches you how to design a professional header and layout, concisely outline your experience and the various formats you should use, depending on the career you're pursuing.
  • Gaining Confidence - Learn how to build your confidence and discover the basics of confident body language. This course teaches you how to communicate and leverage your self-confidence and assertiveness.
  • Managing Work-related Stress & Anxiety - Finding work can be even more stressful than working! This course will teach you how to regulate and effectively manage the stress that can come with starting your career.
  • Searching for a Job - This course will provide you with the necessary skills to negotiate the job market and locate the jobs you want. From identifying the kind of employer you want to work for to stay connected through the decision-making process, this course includes invaluable information about searching for a job.
  • Networking Technology has radically changed the way we network. In this course, you will learn how to develop reliable contacts and study powerful networking strategies to improve your likeability.
  • Interviewing - This course focuses on the soft skills necessary for succeeding in job interviews. From verbal to non-verbal communication, you'll learn how to negotiate and influence your way to your dream job in any industry.

  

Secured your first interview? Ace your interview with our ultimate interview checklist.

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Don't Quit While You're Ahead. Keep Studying!

While Alison offers thousands of free courses specifically designed to help kick-start your career, we offer thousands of courses focused on all levels of skills and expertise. Once you've got your career search up and running, by continuing to upskill, you'll increase your employability so that when you find your dream job, you'll be your future employer's first choice.

Employers are always impressed to see on your CV that you’ve taken the time to complete online courses and develop new skills. It shows that you are self-motivated, willing to learn and can manage your time competently.

Completing free online courses gives you the edge over other applicants who might otherwise have the same qualifications as you. This is especially important when starting your career, as you may not have much real-world experience. 

Once you’ve landed an interview or even secured your first job by studying courses in that field, you can start to prepare yourself for your first day at work or even begin upskilling for your first promotion!

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Job Offer Formula - How To Land Your Ideal Job
Job Offer Formula - How To Land Your Ideal Job
Learn how to streamline the job search process and get your dream job with this free online course.
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Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter
Job Search Skills - Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter
Learn valuable skills on how to write your perfect résumé and cover letter from this free online course.
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Building Your Confidence and Working Ethically
Building Your Confidence and Working Ethically
In this free online course, learn about body language basics, assertiveness, self confidence and business ethics.
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Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace
Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace
Learn how to safely and effectively manage stress and anxiety in the workplace with this free online course.
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Introduction to Job Search Skills
Introduction to Job Search Skills
Equip yourself with valuable job-seeking skills and discover how to land your dream job with this free online course.
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Personal / Business Networking Skills For Maximum Success!
Personal / Business Networking Skills For Maximum Success!
Learn the key strategies for people of all levels to network successfully this free online networking skills course.
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Soft Skills for Professionals
Soft Skills for Professionals
Learn about interpersonal skills and the ten soft skills you will need with this free online training course.
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