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Learner Reviews & Feedback for How to Get Skilled: Introduction to Individual Skills Management (Project-Centered Course) by The State University of New York

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About the Course

Do you want to gain a competitive edge on the job market? Would you like to improve the way that you organize, manage, and present your skills to succeed in a competency-based, competitive job selection? Have you prepared to compete for jobs in the age of AI-powered recruiting? This project-centered course* is designed for working professionals who want to direct their skill-building activities towards creating powerful, evidence-based, data-driven, and externally-verified job applications. When you complete the course, you’ll be able to objectively measure your level of skills acquisition against your desired job’s requirements and the likely competition. You’ll learn how to use experiential methods and tools, such as simulations, benchmarking, competency dashboards, and skills assessment to operationalize and quantify your skills. You will know how to realistically estimate your likely score in the competitive job selection; you will also find out how much of each skill you need to develop to stand out and beat the competition. In addition to improving your job applications, the course will teach you how to increase the effectiveness of your ongoing professional development by monitoring the level of skills acquisition. The course will provide you with tangible outcomes for immediate use. We’ll show you how to use a simple, powerful computer program to organize and manage your skills inventory. Your completed project will focus on your desired job and will include three components: 1) a Skillset Summary Checklist; 2) a Selection Criteria Statement; and 3) a Professional Development Plan. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to use the results of the project to strengthen your next job application (or promotion request). You’ll be able to use the same technique to direct your skill-building activities and continuously monitor their effectiveness. What is required: In the course, we’ll provide videos, readings, and learning activities. There is an optional course companion book available for purchase on To download the course software, “J.A.F.A.R, Skills Manager Pro (TM)”, you will need to access the course companion website at The software is a copyrighted Excel spreadsheet template; for course participants, it is provided free of charge (for personal, non-commercial use only). To use the software, you will need to have a basic level of proficiency and a licensed copy of MS Excel. *About Project-Centered Courses: Project-centered courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of like-minded supportive learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share....

Top reviews

Dec 2, 2020

The techniques taught in this course for skills management are very useful for personal and career development in this day and age. Thank you SUNY and Coursera. I have learned a lot from this course.

May 4, 2020

I liked this course very much very good for improving skills and creating a record of your skills and to know the weakest and strongest part of your skills

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Jan 23, 2021

Thank you from the heart

It was a very, very wonderful course

By muntasir b

Sep 2, 2020

Best course on HR management with modern technology

By Vishwanath G

Nov 18, 2020

A Must Course for Every Professional !!

By Marifhel R

May 10, 2020

Amazing course. I have learned a lot

By Ruturaj S S

Oct 16, 2020

I get more skills from this course.

By fatra h

Apr 17, 2020

For introduction course it's good


May 13, 2020

Very well designed course..

By Ким Е В

Apr 10, 2020

Super! Very intresting

By Winston A W

Nov 11, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Plainly s

Aug 27, 2020

I loved this course .

By Roaa M k

Jun 23, 2020

perfect course

By Arif R

Jul 29, 2020

Excellent !!!

By Jignesh J

Jun 26, 2020

Very Useful

By Agnes F

Aug 30, 2020

thank you!

By Rishab J

Jul 11, 2020



Jun 10, 2020

thank you

By penchala r d

Aug 25, 2020

Good one

By Vibesh B

May 26, 2020


By Nguyễn H Q

Sep 10, 2020

Good on teaching and learning but question in the quiz need to be more

By Francisco P

Sep 24, 2018

Nice course

By Egor S

Sep 13, 2020

Can't come through the very first test - no hints or corrections for mistakes given, when must have 90% of 10 questions to pass! It's not a lottery, it is a studying course.. With big interest to the topic and love to all available videos, this hindrance as a unbeatable test stays on the way to obtain certificate. Sad, but I have to leave the course. Maybe, after someone fixing that, I'll be glad to come back. Thank you.

By Micmacher

Aug 3, 2020

Very interesting to get a better knowledge about our skills management but all the tests and JAFAR have to be improve. No feedback at all

By Jonathan S

Jun 13, 2020

Caution! Are you in the matrix? If so, then this course might suit you.

By Roman B

May 31, 2020

started good, but retells very often the same/similar principle