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Managing Your Career: Mid-Career

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Get career advice for the mid-career professional. Learn how to plan the next move, make a change, and accomplish your goals.

Many people experience a mid-career crisis, where you show up, do the work, and take home a paycheck. It is difficult to contemplate a change when you feel boxed into a particular job or you are not being recognized for the work that you are doing. How do you pivot and achieve your career goals? Using the identity framework, Valerie Sutton helps you approach your next move strategically. Designed for the mid-career professional with 10 or more years of experience, this course covers a variety of pathways: moving up in your current career; changing roles, industries, or organizations; or even starting your own business. Change starts now. Dive in and learn how to identify what success means for you and your work, and develop a plan to realize your true career goals.


  • Move forward in your career
1. The Mid-Career Dilemma
  • Redefine your career
  • Your definition of success
  • Perform a gap analysis
2. Pivoting Your Career
  • Explore new work roles
  • Start parallel careers
  • Create your own opportunity
  • Research salary needs
  • Research work cultures
3. Moving Up in Your Career
  • Exploring the promotion process
  • Promotion success factors
  • Play to your strengths
4. Strengthening Your Abilities
  • Options for developing new skills
  • Options for gaining industry knowledge
  • Degree options for pivoting a career
5. Presenting Yourself As the Best Candidate
  • Cultivate your professional network
  • Creating a strong executive summary
  • Building new marketing materials
  • Helpful resources

Taught by

Valerie Sutton

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