In this course, you will engage in developing and strengthening the functional component of your career brand. Acting as “your own Chief Executive Officer” (P. Drucker), you will learn how to use strategic management models and techniques for enhancing your skills portfolio. You will learn how to increase your human capital by developing and documenting high-demand marketable skills. After completing this course, you will be able to:
Building and Managing Superior Skills
This course is part of Career Self-Management Training and Certification Specialization
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Skills you'll gain
- Category: Self-Assessment
- Category: Skills Management
- Category: Self-Coaching
- Category: Competence (Human Resources)
- Category: Competitiveness
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9 quizzes, 5 assessments
Build your subject-matter expertise
- Learn new concepts from industry experts
- Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
- Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
- Earn a shareable career certificate
There are 5 modules in this course
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.
7 videos8 readings3 quizzes
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.
10 videos1 reading2 quizzes
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.
11 videos5 readings2 quizzes
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.
11 videos2 quizzes
Watch Course Review video, take the end-of-the-course survey and the final quiz. You instructors for this week are Amy Giaculli and Val Chukhlomin.
1 video1 reading
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