Coursera: Design Your Career Through Self-Awareness

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All over the world, we’re hearing about how disruptive technologies, and the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, will change our working lives. But no one knows what the jobs of the future will be. What we do know is that cognitive strengths like problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity will be among the most sought after skills of the future. But trying to represent these elements on a resume is tough, and you won’t be able to wait for others to recognize that you have these capabilities. In order to persuade others that you have what it takes to succeed, it is critical to understand your own motivations, strengths, and goals, so that you know where to focus your learning and persuade others that you have what it takes to make an impact.

 In this course, we will take a life design approach to help give you the tools you need to make career decisions throughout your life, from deciding whether to continue your education and choosing an area of study to selecting a line of work to pursue. We will assume that you will potentially pursue multiple career paths over your lifetime, and we will provide you with the tools you need to determine when and how those changes should happen. The goal of this course is to help you provide you with the insight you need to understand when you need to make course corrections so that you can make the greatest impact on the world. Let's get started.