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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 223 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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  • Muhammad Awais Asghar
    Muhammad Awais Asghar Pakistan This course is very informative. Each video is of perfect length to be watched without losing attention. Thanking you for sharing this course. 2016-01-24 12:01:33
  • Vanessa Andrea Reyes
    Vanessa Andrea Reyes Philippines This is a good start 2016-01-18 10:01:43
  • Michelle Coleman
    Michelle Coleman Canada Thank you! This course was very helpful in giving you precise detail on how to best satisfy your needs and wants in prospecting a career. After taking this course, I have the confidence and skills to meet the HR officials head on. I will be certain to get all the discussed contract negotiations in writing. (BATNA). Also, I will not be afraid to ask for what my skills and abilities are worth in the current market. 2016-01-10 21:01:20
  • Abubakar Abdulmalik Alilu
    Abubakar Abdulmalik Alilu Nigeria Career path is plan ones professional life using the SMART model in other to achieve job satisfaction. 2015-12-31 17:12:35
  • Tina Maxey
    Tina Maxey United States of America This course gave me information to think about when planning my career. 2015-12-07 19:12:51
  • Michele Jasper
    Michele Jasper United Kingdom This course offered excellent advise. Candidates also need to work out what their living costs, travel costs and if they have children, their childcare costs are before accepting an offer. 2015-12-01 06:12:18
  • Innocentia Katsande
    Innocentia Katsande Zimbabwe It was very helpful. Spoke of things we all ought to know 2015-11-11 08:11:32
  • Natalia Hetmanska
    Natalia Hetmanska Poland Short and informative. 2015-11-10 13:11:56
  • Urooj Ismail
    Urooj Ismail Pakistan Perfect course for students who are planning to start their career life. 2015-11-05 16:11:20
  • Anuradhah CM
    Anuradhah CM India I have got good assistance and guidance regarding how to select the career which would really helps for my future. 2015-11-01 18:11:14
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