16 Courses

Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact

Platform: Coursera

Institution: Wesleyan University

Started: 23/02/2019

Finished: 27/02/2019

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Building Your Career in Tomorrow's Workplace

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Exeter

Started: 27/02/2019

Finished: 01/03/2019

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Job Success: Get Hired or Promoted in 3 Steps

Platform: Coursera

Institution: The State University of New York

Started: 18/07/2017

Finished: 18/07/2017

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Communication Foundations

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 01/12/2017

Finished: 22/03/2018

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Time Management Fundamentals

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 11/11/2017

Finished: 25/11/2017

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Consulting Foundations

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 02/03/2018

Finished: 03/03/2018

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Contract Management: Building Relationships in Business

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Southampton

Started: 05/07/2016

Finished: 18/07/2017

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Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 02/11/2017

Finished: 04/11/2017

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Note-Taking for Business Professionals

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 03/11/2017

Finished: 04/11/2017

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Learning Excel 2016

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 01/12/2017

Finished: 01/12/2017

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Learning Word 2016

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 01/12/2017

Finished: 01/12/2017

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Learning Outlook 2016

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 01/12/2017

Finished: 01/12/2017

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Learning PowerPoint 2016

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 01/12/2017

Finished: 01/12/2017

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Learning Access 2016

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 01/12/2017

Finished: 02/12/2017

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Learning Typing

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 06/01/2018

Finished: 01/09/2020

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Career Success Capstone

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of California, Irvine

Started: 18/07/2017

Finished: 01/09/2020

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9 Books

Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work and What We Can Do About It

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Penguin Books

Published: 2018

Started: 29/12/2018

Finished: 08/01/2019

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Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream

Author: James Altucher

Publisher: Self-published

Published: 2013

Started: 13/09/2014

Finished: 18/09/2014

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The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Vermilion

Published: 2011

Started: 13/03/2014

Finished: 04/05/2014

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Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer: The Evolution of a $1M Web Designer

Author: Liam Veitch

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Published: 2014

Started: 07/09/2016

Finished: 27/03/2017

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LinkedWorking: Generating Success On The World's Largest Professional Networking Website

Author: Frank Agin & Lewis Howes

Publisher: Four Eighteen Enterprises

Published: 2009 

Started: 18/10/2014

Finished: 23/10/2014

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Start a Freedom Business

Author: Colin Wright

Publisher: Self-published

Published: 2011

Started: 28/01/2016

Finished: 16/02/2018

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Ignite the Fire: The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Training Career

Author: Jonathan Goodman

Publisher: eBookIt.com

Published: 2015 (first published April 3rd 2012)

Started: 02/01/2018

Finished: 19/01/2018

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Marketing: A Career Guide

Author: Christopher Wright

Publisher: Pack & Post Plus

Published: 2019

Started: 20/01/2019

Finished: 01/02/2019

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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Author: Adam M. Grant

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 2013

Started: 19/11/2018

Finished: 12/12/2018

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The world of work is changing so rapidly, as emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation change job requirements. As technologies continue to evolve and business conditions shift, employees must stay in learning mode so their skills don’t lose currency.
It’s one thing to keep up with skills as they’re changing in the here and now. It’s a whole different challenge to prepare yourself for tools and technologies that may exist only in the minds of engineers, if at all. Meanwhile, too many of us neglect to develop important soft skills when the need for hard skills feels so urgent, even though our ongoing career success depends on a healthy blend of the two.
There’s so much uncertainty and ambiguity around the future of work, it doesn’t matter your industry or job function. That’s why, when anyone asks what the next “hot” skill will be, I say it’s the same skill that will serve people today, tomorrow, and far into the future—the ability to learn.

Kevin H. Johnson, The Most Important Skill For 21st-Century Success, forbes.com, 13/07/2018

The information age – also known as the digital age – began in the mid-20th-century and refers to the development of transistor technology and digital electronics that gave rise to a rapid transition away from traditional industrial age methods to an economy primarily based on information communication technologies. Upon broader usage within society, the information age has led to modernized information and communication processes becoming the driving force of social evolution and cultural change.

Career development has been hugely impacted by transitions of the information age and career success depends on your mastery of the skills and mindsets required in the fast-changing digital economy.

This module laid the groundwork for acquiring digital skills and traditional skills that are still applicable today. It also focused my thinking on what nature of work is still relevant and useful in the information age.