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Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
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Subtitles: English, Vietnamese
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Harnessing the Power of Personal Analytics for Career Branding

Welcome to the course! The introductory module takes you through all stages of developing and strengthening the functional component of your career brand. In this week, you will learn how to use strategic management models and techniques for enhancing your skills portfolio. You will also engage in creating an effective instrument for organizing, directing, and monitoring your skill-building activities (“The Skill-Building Dashboard, or Skill-Builder”). You’ll continue exercising in Career Development Lab and learn how to develop an effective tool (“The T-Portfolio”) for gathering and organizing samples of standards, best practices, assessment instruments and techniques in your chosen field. Your instructors for this week are Amy Giaculli and Val Chukhlomin. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 38 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
How to build a skill builder?3m
What can we learn from business strategy?9m
DREAM skills for dream jobs4m
Career development lab: Introduction5m
Case study: Hiring a new employee4m
Self-coaching toolbox: Assessment grid and T-portfolio (pdf attached)5m
Reading8 readings
T-Shaped Professionals: A Case Study by Morten Hansen at the 2014 T-Summit10m
The Power of Auto-Analytics, or The Quantified Self10m
CDL Weekly workout schedule10m
Case study: Hiring a new employee10m
How this course works10m
Optional reading10m
Course developers and contributors10m
Reuse of content10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Week 1 Practice Quiz 110m
Week 1 Practice Quiz 210m
Week 1 Practice Quiz 312m
Week 1 Final Quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Understanding Assessment

Research shows that job candidates often overestimate their preparedness for a desired position. Week 2 focuses on evidence-based, data-driven skill assessment methodologies and techniques from the perspective of experts in the field. We will specifically focus on common tools and techniques experts use to evaluate competencies such as rubrics, frameworks, standards, and benchmarks. Your instructor for this week is Michele Forte, CDL facilitators are Amy Giaculli and Val Chukhlomin....
Reading
10 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video10 videos
Critical tasks3m
Standards and benchmarks5m
Assessment tools: Rubrics1m
Expert assessment4m
Interviews4m
Benchmarking: An interview with Tom Lindsley12m
What have we learned in Week 2?1m
Skills assessment (pdf attached)6m
Self-coaching toolbox: Self-assessment grid and T-portfolio (pdf attached)4m
Reading1 reading
Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice quiz 112m
Week 2 Practice quiz 218m
What have we learned in Week 2?16m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Mastering Self-Assessment

You will learn how to select appropriate assessment tools and apply them for a thorough, accurate, evidence-based and data driven self-assessment of your transferable skills. You will learn how to increase your marketability by getting familiar with the use of these tools and by developing and documenting high-demand skills. Your instructors for this week are Amy Giaculli, Val Chukhlomin, and Kymn Rutigliano....
Reading
11 videos (Total 49 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
Meet Sonya (pdf attached)5m
Sonya's self-assessment, part 14m
Sonya's self-assessment, part 27m
Exercise: Self-assessment3m
What does literature say about self-assessment? (pdf attached)6m
Tools of self-assessment (pdf attached)5m
Accuracy of self-assessment (pdf attached)3m
What have we learned in Week 3?1m
Self-coaching toolbox: Self-assessment grid for evaluation (SAGE) (document attached)3m
Self-coaching toolbox: Present job market value (PJMV) and the Dashboard3m
Reading5 readings
Supplementary materials: Creating PowerPoint presentations10m
Supplementary materials: Delivering PowerPoint presentations10m
Exploring self-assessment10m
Exploring self-assessment tools10m
Employer's perspective on selection: An interview with Pamela Lanier10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Week 3 Practice quiz 112m
Week 3 Practice quiz 212m
What have we learned in Week 3?14m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Putting Self-Coaching to Work

You will create your critical competency profile ("The Self-Assessment Grid for Evaluation, or SAGE") and use it as an effective instrument for an objective, 360 degree self-assessment of your competitive strengths and competency gaps. You will also develop and implement a realistic performance metric for your career development activities ("Your Present Job Market Value"). You will learn how to engage in self-coaching to support active self-development. You instructors for this week is John Beckem, CDL facilitators are Amy Giaculli and Val Chukhlomin....
Reading
11 videos (Total 57 min), 4 quizzes
Video11 videos
Final skill building dashboard4m
360 degree self-assessment6m
Revisiting the SWOT analysis4m
Present job market value3m
Self-coaching vs. professional coaching4m
Implementing your strategy3m
Self-assessment of the leadership style: An interview with Elliot Masie13m
Qualities of a leader: An interview with Elliot Masie10m
What have we learned in Week 4?1m
CDL Workouts review: Making sense of personal analytics3m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Week 4 Practice quiz 116m
Week 4 Practice Quiz 220m
What have we learned in Week 4?14m

Instructors

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Dr. Valeri Chukhlomin

Professor
SUNY Empire State College
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Dr. Michele Forte

Assistant Professor, SUNY Empire State College
Community and Human Services
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Dr. Kymn Harvin Rutigliano

Assistant Professor
SUNY Empire State College
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Dr. John M. Beckem II

Assistant Professor of Finance and Management Studies
State University of New York, Empire State College
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Dr. Tonka Jokelova

Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design
SUNY Empire State College
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Amy Giaculli

Assessment Specialist
SUNY Empire State College

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About the Career Brand Management Specialization

In the business world, smart organizations use branding and strategic management techniques to differentiate themselves from their competition and to achieve a competitive advantage. In this Specialization, you will learn how to use proven brand management methods and tools for individual career development in competitive job environments. You will gain knowledge and analytical skills for career self-management and learn techniques for career brand building. You will create a robust self-management information system that will help you self-organize and increase your human capital by building high demand employability skills. During each week of the Specialization, you will be practicing various career branding techniques in your custom-built, individual Career Development Lab. The final Capstone Project is designed as a training facility where you will create your evidence-based portfolios, professional development plans, personal self-marketing and branding strategies, presentations, and public profiles....
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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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