Succeed in the workplace
Succeed in the workplace

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Week 8: Planning your next steps

Introduction

Hopefully, your engagement with this course has left you feeling that everyone, including you, is entitled to think that they have a career and to define ‘that career’ in a way that makes sense to you. This week you prepare for life after this course and how you will apply what you have learned. The activities are designed to help you ask ‘what next?’ and to create your own personal development plan.

Instead of introducing you to a lot of new material this week, the focus is on helping you to make sense of the learning experience this course has offered and to plan ahead. The week begins with a reminder of the career planning process, and explains how personal development planning helps. You will review your prior work on the course, fill in any gaps, and use this as the basis for planning what you will do when the course ends.

Finally, you will take the second of the two assessed quizzes, which must be successfully completed if you want to gain a badge for the course.

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Wendy Woolery:
Welcome to Week 8. You’re on the final week of the course now. Well done for getting through to the end. At the end of this week you’ll do a final quiz, which will count towards your badge.
Over the last seven weeks of the course we’ve been helping you to think about your knowledge and skills, plan for the future, think about the opportunities available to you, networking, looking at CVs and applications, and helping you to succeed with interviews.
This week will bring together what you’ve learned on the course so far and how it can help you in the future. This week’s activities will focus on the question, ‘what next?’, and you will create a plan of action. By the end of the week you will have written your own personal development plan.
Congratulations, you’ve taken the first step in planning your career. Good luck with the future.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • summarise what you have learned from the course
  • use SWOT and SMART to assess your wish list and action plan
  • produce an action plan for the next six months
  • understand the need to review and update your action plan.
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