Introduction and guidance
Succeed in the workplace is a free badged course which lasts 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours' study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace, so if you have more time one week there is no problem with pushing on to complete another week’s study.
You'll start this course by looking at yourself, to explore career opportunities. As you progress you will gain the skills to write strong CVs and application forms, and to handle different types of interviews. By the end of the course you will have made a start on your own realistic and robust action plan to enable you to find a job that will fulfil your aspirations and suit your lifestyle. You’ll use plenty of real-life examples to help with this and get plenty of opportunities to practise your new understanding and skills.
Part of this practice will be the weekly interactive quizzes, of which Weeks 4 and 8 will provide you an opportunity to earn a badge to demonstrate your new skills. You can read more on how to study the course and about badges in the next sections.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- reflect on your interests and values and how these are relevant to your career choice
- understand the value of your networks in career planning
- develop the skills to write strong job applications and CVs
- recognise different interview situations and questions, and know how to approach these
- produce a realistic personal action plan.
Keeping your work
We recommend that you keep a notebook to record your responses to the activities throughout the course. There are also several tables and documents which are useful to work on directly and keep. We’ve collected these together in the Resource pack, which you can download. You can either work on this directly and store it on your computer or print it out and fill it in by hand.
Moving around the course
The easiest way to navigate around the course is through the 'My course progress' page. You can get back there at any time by clicking on 'Go to my course progress' in the menu bar.
It's also good practice, if you access a link from within a course page, including links to the quizzes, to open it in new window or tab. That way you can easily return to where you've come from without having to use the back button on your browser.