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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 239 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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  • Eileen Baird
    Eileen Baird United States of America Very informative. Some of the topics presented were great reminders for what NOT to do! 2016-05-18 16:05:17
  • Mark Julius Dosil
    Mark Julius Dosil Philippines I learned a lot from this course. It's very educational. :) 2016-05-18 12:05:58
  • Roberto Huayamave
    Roberto Huayamave United States of America Very interesting and educational, Thank you 2016-05-10 17:05:02
  • Jose Montero
    Jose Montero Belize The course clearly drove in important points anyone should consider when planning their career path. Thank you for providing this information and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Keep up the excellent work! 2016-04-22 19:04:03
  • JOHN GUERRERO
    JOHN GUERRERO United States of America Was impressed I must say. 2016-04-22 18:04:20
  • Tammi Escalle
    Tammi Escalle United States of America Great information. Would like a little more action plan to follow. 2016-04-22 08:04:58
  • Deborah Miller
    Deborah Miller United States of America I loved learning from the videos. Thank you 2016-04-22 04:04:22
  • Md Riyaduzzaman
    Md Riyaduzzaman Australia It was very informative and useful from my perspective. I really appreciate to introduce this online course to us. 2016-04-22 03:04:32
  • Panyin Ata
    Panyin Ata [[]] Interesting, straight-to-the-point. Excellent work. 2016-04-21 18:04:51
  • Shaji Mathew
    Shaji Mathew India Great to have a revised view points towards career. Great tips, learning was great and helping to gain confidence on the go. Thank you 2016-04-21 13:04:19
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