Ten key skills for career advancement

Getting ahead today is more competitive and challenging than ever before. Older employees are retiring, but the population of younger generations combined shows that there are millions of more workers than there are positions. This means that you must set yourself apart in order to be noticed for job opportunities and advancement.

Key skills—sometimes known as “core competencies”—are abilities that most employers value; however if you are highly skilled, but no one perceives you as being skilled, you’re probably going to be passed over. You must be able to showcase your skills in the right ways to be noticed.

In this course, you will learn how to sharpen and demonstrate ten key skills that the majority of employers value and want to see in their employees. The goal is to help you improve your ability to compete and succeed in your career.

   349 students completed this course

   93% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Patricia Haddock


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93% of students recommend

  “Excellent course describing skills you need to advance in your careers.”

  “This course touched on all the key points of good management and I really appreciated the reading and listening recommendations.”

  “This is a great course and I now have an idea of boosting my career. Thank you!”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Continuous Learning and Growth Mindset
Lesson 2. Interpersonal Communication
Lesson 3. Social Skills
Lesson 4. Collaboration and Negotiation
Lesson 5. Influence and Persuasion
Lesson 6. Conflict Resolution
Lesson 7. Time Management and Productivity
Lesson 8. Organization
Lesson 9. Set and Achieve Goals
Lesson 10. Leadership
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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