About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Romanian, Chinese (Simplified)
Learner Career Outcomes
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Romanian, Chinese (Simplified)

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Strategic Career Self-Management

4.4
stars
224 ratings
53 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Career Brand Development and Self-Coaching

4.3
stars
70 ratings
15 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Strategic Self-Marketing and Personal Branding

4.4
stars
131 ratings
25 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Career Total Fitness Annual Retreat

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  • To complete the Specialization you must earn a verified Certificate in all 3 courses and successfully complete the Capstone course.

  • This certificate confirms that the student learned how to use brand management methods for individual career development in competitive job environments and gained knowledge and analytical skills for career self-management. The student learned how to create and use a robust self-management information system for developing, documenting, and presenting high-demand employability skills, with particular attention to transferable skills. By practicing self-management and self-marketing techniques in the individual Career Development Lab, the student acquired career-building skills and learned how to use evidence-based, data-driven approaches for personal development and professional growth.

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