Innovating Your Career
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.
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
There is s difference between having a job and building a career. Here you learn what and why it matters
Although no-one's career is exactly the same, there are several common components to building one.
Career opportunities are everywhere yet we often sabotage our own success. These top tips will help you sustain your career confidence.
Open: Applying a Creative Mindset to Achieve 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
Thinking beyond today & imagining the future is an important step to career success. In this activity you will be taking this important step
Discover: Identifying and Explaining Your Skills and Experience
In this section you will recognise your achievements, identify skills and experiences plus demonstrate your employability
In this lecture you will learn more about employability; its connection to skills and capabilities plus the 9 core capabilities in the employability mix
Appreciating your achievements; identifying your skills; demonstrating your employability are fundamental building blocks for your career
In this activity you will start creating a richer picture of yourself by appreciating your achievements, identifying your skills & demonstrating your employability
Explore: Finding and Creating Your Career Opportunities
Career opportunities are everywhere. This section helps you find and create them
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
Exploring helps you connect, engage & build rapport with potential employers. This lecture explains why
Tips, tools and links to help you on your career exploration
In this activity you will be exploring and researching the world of work to assist with your career adventure
Engage: Communicating and Connecting Confidently To Achieve 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 is a not about you transmitting information. It’s so much more
Real connections & career opportunities come from thoughtful interactions and deeper connection. Here you will learn why & how
In this lecture you will learn more about REACH plus tools and techniques to help you apply it
It's time to practice REACH by applying it to a career-related scenario
Bring It Together: Moving Forward With What You’ve Learnt
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
Goals help you achieve the success you desire. Here you will learn why and how to make them SMART
In this activity you will set 3 SMART career-related goals
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
In this activity you will create action plans for each of your career goals