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How to Plan Your Career Path


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

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 199 reviews
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
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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
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Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Kashinath Sreekari
    Kashinath Sreekari [[]] It's good and i had a good outlook of how to select a job and stay in it. 2015-07-06 10:07:37
  • Muhammad Mehtab
    Muhammad Mehtab Ireland It was a good course 2015-06-01 21:06:13
  • Mikul Patel
    Mikul Patel India Short course with some really important points which might make a difference 2015-05-28 14:05:16
  • Yazid Kutbi
    Yazid Kutbi United States of America First of all, It's a pleasure to study via alison. Second, I have learned a lot about how to become a good employee, also how to start the job. Likewise how the interview is a big benefit for me. I'll always remember it's important to end my job wherever I'm in a perfect way, because it's the more important than the first impression. 2015-04-30 20:04:41
  • Jemimah Beryl Sai
    Jemimah Beryl Sai Philippines My experience on this course is that I feel engaged with the instructor and it feels like I'm in the same room as him. I was thinking that this could have been a seminar. It doesn't matter though because somehow, I enjoyed it very much. It is very simple, logical and informative. The end quiz is alright and I got at least 87% and passed (I got one question wrong). Overall, I have an amazing learning experience today. 2015-04-08 02:04:17
  • Brittany Hull
    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
    Bharath Jyotindra India Very informative and practical tips. Highly recommend!! 2015-03-11 20:03:37
  • Paulina Ikwanty
    Paulina Ikwanty Ireland I'm finally not worried about my future job! 2015-03-11 20:03:52
  • Calvin Eliphas
    Calvin Eliphas Nigeria Good and intelligent discussions...Thanks 2015-03-07 16:03:12
  • Napoleon T Chattah
    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
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