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How to Plan Your Career Path
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. 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 252 votes
Course Title: How to Plan Your Career Path
Course #: 403
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 6
Content Origin:
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:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 05 April 2012
Content  
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Javon Nunes
    Javon Nunes United States of America Very informational 2016-07-27 23:07:04
  • MICHAEL TABRON
    MICHAEL TABRON United States of America Informative course. Encourages you to take charge of your future thru hiring processes. Also helps you not to settle for less. 2016-07-27 16:07:38
  • Michelle Lewis
    Michelle Lewis United States of America This was a very good course. This course was straight and to the point 2016-07-18 18:07:24
  • Sharmila Ravindrakumar
    Sharmila Ravindrakumar Bahrain To change your career path, firstly think what you are interested in, then make a list of people you know who work in this field, talk to them seek advice, ask questions. then make your next move. 2016-07-17 06:07:00
  • Benjamin Gay
    Benjamin Gay Bahamas Very Informative and unconventional. Simple, Clear, & Concise. 2016-07-11 22:07:47
  • Jim Gillman
    Jim Gillman United States of America I gleaned a great deal of valuable information from this course. I come from a mindset that work should be a drudgery, and that it is impossible to gain a meaningful balance between career and life. It's clearly a path you must create, but it can be done. 2016-07-06 01:07:41
  • Ali Shakeel Mir/Management /SKANS Sialkot
    Ali Shakeel Mir/Management /SKANS Sialkot Pakistan Thanks for such a nice course. I appreciate that. 2016-06-26 08:06:41
  • Tonya Tracy
    Tonya Tracy United States of America I enjoyed the simple yet effective presentation. 2016-06-24 19:06:39
  • Lesego Mohlala
    Lesego Mohlala South Africa Very informative and easy to understand. applicable to different areas/stages in life 2016-06-24 16:06:56
  • Omotolani Adegoke
    Omotolani Adegoke [[ZZ]] The course has so far been wonderful, I learnt a lot and I can boldly make my decision now in my career. Although i presently work as an account manager but I have a big dream of being a CEO, I have actually started the process of starting my own company which I believe will be starting soon. So this course is an added advantage and an eye opener for me and my aspired career. I know with the acquired knowledge, the sky is my starting point. Finally, I just want to encourage more people to pursue their career and ensure to research and know more on discovering themselves, identifying what they really love to do and the opportunities available to them just like a free course like this. 2016-06-21 15:06:51
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