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Innovating Your Career

A practical guide to kick-starting your career adventure
Dr Elaine Hickmott
58 students enrolled
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Adopt and apply a creative mindset to developing your career
Effectively demonstrate your skills and employability
Start finding and creating career opportunities
Stand out by confidently communicating with potential employers

In a world where markets and technologies are constantly changing, organisations are always on the lookout for top talent to help them stay ahead and thrive.  This means opportunities to build an interesting and rewarding career are out there waiting to be taken. 

The beginning of your career is an exciting time because you are in the early stages of a brilliant adventure.

Innovating Your Career is specially designed for people at the beginning of their careers. 

It will help you to kick-start your career adventure, boost your career confidence and start building a successful career.

If you…

  • know what you want to achieve with your career the course will help you accelerate progress

  • have ideas about your career the course will help you put them into action

  • feel like something’s holding you back the course will help you to start moving forward

 The content is practical, accessible and provides you with tools, tips and activities which enable you to…

  • appreciate, demonstrate and effectively communicate your value and employability

  • identify or clarify career aspirations and interests

  • find and create career opportunities

Innovating Your Career helps you kick-start your career adventure and provides you with a foundation for continued career success and development.

Created and delivered by Dr Elaine Hickmott; Innovating Your Career is inspired by her personal, varied career experiences combined with insights from her work helping thousands of people invest in their professional development and careers.  Having used her PhD in chemistry as a springboard to start her career, Elaine has gone from researcher to industrial chemist to corporate business leader to now entrepreneurial experimenter and independent talent development specialist.

Getting Into The Career Zone

About the Course
Having a Job or Building a Career?

There is s difference between having a job and building a career. Here you learn what and why it matters

Key Components for Building a Career

Although no-one's career is exactly the same, there are several common components to building one.

Tips on Achieving Career Confidence

Career opportunities are everywhere yet we often sabotage our own success. These top tips will help you sustain your career confidence.

The Innovating Your Career Approach

Open: Applying a Creative Mindset to Achieve Career Success

Adopting the Mindset for Career Success

Having the right mindset is key for career success. In this section you'll learn what it is, why it matters and invest in yours

Creativity and a Creative Mindset: What They Are and Why They’re Important
Tips and Tools to Help You Invest in Your Creativity and Creative Mindset
Activity: Applying Your Creative Mindset to Imagining Your Future

Thinking beyond today & imagining the future is an important step to career success. In this activity you will be taking this important step

Summing Up and Moving Forward
Quiz for Section 2: Open

Discover: Identifying and Explaining Your Skills and Experience

Shining a Spotlight on What's Special About You

In this section you will recognise your achievements, identify skills and experiences plus demonstrate your employability

Understanding and Linking Employability, Capabilities and Skills

In this lecture you will learn more about employability; its connection to skills and capabilities plus the 9 core capabilities in the employability mix

Creating a Richer Picture to Showcase Skills, Capabilities and Employability

Appreciating your achievements; identifying your skills; demonstrating your employability are fundamental building blocks for your career

Activity: Putting Yourself in the Spotlight and Creating Your Richer Picture

In this activity you will start creating a richer picture of yourself by appreciating your achievements, identifying your skills & demonstrating your employability

Moving From Looking Inwards to Looking Outwards
Quiz for Section 3: Discover

Explore: Finding and Creating Your Career Opportunities

Looking at the World Around You

Career opportunities are everywhere. This section helps you find and create them

Exploring the World of Work

Different sectors, organisations and roles bring different career opportunities. In this lecture you’ll learn more about them & why it matters to your career adventure

Employers and You: Why Exploring Helps Create Rapport and Opportunities

Exploring helps you connect, engage & build rapport with potential employers. This lecture explains why

Your Explorer’s Pack

Tips, tools and links to help you on your career exploration

Activity: Starting Your Career Exploration

In this activity you will be exploring and researching the world of work to assist with your career adventure

Taking the Next Step
Quiz 3 for Section 4: Explore

Engage: Communicating and Connecting Confidently To Achieve Career Success

Communicating Effectively for Career Success

Engaging with others is key to career success. This section shows you how to communicate effectively and confidently in any situation or scenario

Communication: What it is and Why it Matters to Your Career

Communication is a not about you transmitting information. It’s so much more

Introducing the REACH Communication Philosophy

Real connections & career opportunities come from thoughtful interactions and deeper connection. Here you will learn why & how

Digging Deeper into the REACH Communication Philosophy

In this lecture you will learn more about REACH plus tools and techniques to help you apply it

Activity: Applying REACH to a Career Scenario

It's time to practice REACH by applying it to a career-related scenario

Well Done and What's Next
Quiz for Section 5: Engage

Bring It Together: Moving Forward With What You’ve Learnt

Taking Action and Building Momentum

You now know more about yourself and what you want. This section helps you turn career aspirations into reality with goal setting and action plans

Importance of Goal Setting and Making Them SMART

Goals help you achieve the success you desire. Here you will learn why and how to make them SMART

Activity: Setting Your SMART Career-related Goals

In this activity you will set 3 SMART career-related goals

Insights into Action Plans and Why They Matter to Your Career

Action plans are the link between today and your future goals. In this lecture you’ll learn more about them and their importance to your career

Activity: Creating Action Plans to Achieve Your Career Goals

In this activity you will create action plans for each of your career goals   

Congratulations: You've Kick-started Your Career Adventure

Congratulations on Completing the Course
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