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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Strategic Career Self-Management by The State University of New York

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About the Course

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the current economy, Americans shift jobs every 4-5 years, which translates into 8-10 job transitions, including several career changes, over one’s life time. With competition for jobs on the rise, a person’s continuing employability and career success are increasingly defined by his or her mastery of individual career development and the ability to effectively "manage oneself" (P. Drucker). In this course, you will learn how to think strategically and professionally about your career self-management. Through this course you'll develop an objective, external view of your marketable skills as a solid foundation for building a strong career brand. In particular, you'll be able to: - explain why developing a protean and boundaryless career perspective based on transferable (portable) skills is advantageous for continuing employability and career growth; - design your portable skills portfolio, identify and examine critically important competencies underpinning your transferable skills, and analyze your career self-management competency gaps; - increase self-awareness, pinpoint your career goals, and envision your future work self; - recognize the central role of self-management for developing transferable, marketable, skills and create a customized self-management information system (Career Development Lab) for ongoing personal development and professional growth; - conduct a thorough, competency-based job analysis in your area of interest and examine practices of evidence-based, data-driven competitive employee selection; -implement your newly developed skills for crafting effective selection criteria statements and refining your job applications....

Top reviews


Jan 3, 2019

This course had a profound impact on my personal and professional development. It was instrumental in helping me make important career choices and increasing my confidence in moving forward.


May 25, 2020

It is said that common is very uncommon . This course teaches the career development is a very simple and methodological way. This is very effective and practical. Beauty in the simplicity.

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By Jay L

Jan 25, 2021

Very nice courses.

Each section is short enough so that even I need to take care of my kids, I can still learn this course effectively.

By Vania C O d S

Feb 27, 2020

I learned a lot from this course and I recommend it to everyone who wants to improve their professional career


Jul 31, 2017

Helpful in structuring the approach towards presenting oneself towards prospective em

By Rekha P

Jun 28, 2021

Very effective course and helpful to work on career development and Self-Management

By Marjorie N

Feb 9, 2016

I am so eager to be part of the class, Thank you for this Coursera

By Ashley H

May 23, 2016

A must for anyone in the work force or about to enter!!!!

By Raz H

Jun 7, 2016

Just started, but it gives a great insight to branding

By Mercy T

Jun 18, 2024

The course was very comprehensive and informative.

By Reinaldo A

Jun 12, 2016

An excellent wake up call any time in your career.

By Nguyen T H

Aug 10, 2016

Great... Thank you for building a quality course.

By Seiji R B

Mar 14, 2016

Great lectures, very insightful and very useful.

By Mei C S

Oct 16, 2022

This is good start before becoming one own CEO.

By amira

Jun 28, 2016

amazing course a must take one, changed my life

By Heshem A S

Feb 16, 2022

thank u for the good learning on these course

By Noura J A

May 8, 2023

ongoing professional development. thanks

By Leyla H

Jun 27, 2019

very good and detailed explanation.

By Sagi S

Jun 22, 2018

Great course for career management!

By María d C O R

Jun 22, 2017

Muy buen curso, muchas gracias.

By Ricardo S

Oct 20, 2016

excellent course!

By Violeta G

May 9, 2022

Excellent course

By Vivek S D

Jul 17, 2021

Amazing course!

By Victor R

Oct 25, 2019

Amazing course!

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Oct 9, 2016