University of Leeds
Essential Skills for Your Career Development

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University of Leeds

Essential Skills for Your Career Development

Taught in English

6,197 already enrolled


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Jennifer Rosen

Instructor: Jennifer Rosen


(13 reviews)

Beginner level

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5 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Identify different approaches to growing your career by exploring a roadmap and vision board, and be able to explain your career vision clearly.

  • Identify key individuals, organisations and platforms for your network, and develop communications to engage key leads.

  • Evaluate the impact of your strategy and iterate accordingly.

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There are 2 modules in this course

In Week 1 you will begin by considering what direction you want for your career by identifying your ideal job. Along the way you will hear from Benjamin Buzense, a fellow student, who will share how he has done the exercises you will be doing throughout the week. You’ll explore the risks and benefits of having a presence online and explore what you can do to improve your online presence or make it more professional. At the end, you will find out how to articulate your career aspirations to mentors, potential employers and at networking events.

What's included

3 videos13 readings3 discussion prompts

In Week 2 you will focus on building networks and relationships in order to develop your career. You will hear from experts about different approaches that can be taken to do this. During the activities, you will find out how to identify key individuals, organisations and platforms for your network. You will learn about the network effect and you will hear from three professionals about developing your network. You will develop your communications skills in order to engage key leads and receive guidance on communicating across platforms such as LinkedIn, as well as for cover letters and networking events. At the end of the week you will evaluate your career strategy and explore how to use feedback constructively and look at the advantages of continuous learning for career growth.

What's included

2 videos11 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts


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4.8 (5 ratings)
Jennifer Rosen
University of Leeds
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