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Career Discovery Specialization

Empower Yourself to Succeed with New Career Skills. Learn essential career development, planning, and leadership skills that will enable you to take your career to the next level in these changing times.
Actively creating a career journey that is fulfilling and integrates the best use of our personal strengths and skills is crucial to deriving value from the work that we do.

This specialization covers career planning, leadership and other essential skills and concepts, and what they mean for individuals in their career development. It starts with career planning as a
pathway to employment, developed at the University System of Georgia, which comprises Georgia’s public colleges and universities, Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library Service. It then introduces successful career development, which provides you with the tools to network with intention and get the most value out of LinkedIn.

The specialization then switches gears into what it takes to research a new career and acquire the skills necessary to succeed in it. Finally, you will be asked to reflect on your experiences and
critically evaluate what you currently know, what you need to acquire, and how to go about getting it. This is tied together with prior knowledge on how to then leverage your network to connect with people that can serve and support you in exploring a new career.

Applied Learning Project
Learners will go from learning how to practice tasteful self promotion, to identifying key elements to include in their resumes and cover letters to successfully make great first impressions.

Specifically, you will learn how to conduct a social media audit, master the interview stage, write thank you notes, and evaluate job offers. Furthermore, you will learn how to build authentic relationships and adjust your career plan when needed. As always, material will be consolidated with quizzes and readings to help the learner better understand and apply new concepts.

Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 6 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Beginner

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Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 6 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Beginner