Education

Employability Skills

Employability Skills

published
18 click
4 views
URL
HTML code

Are you an international student or graduate planning to embark on a career in Germany? That’s great! Germany is among the most attractive destinations for international young professionals. An abundance of opportunities awaits a well-prepared candidate, and ceasing yours is much easier if you know the ins and outs of the German job market and work culture.

This MOOC enhances some key skills that you will need for a successful transition from studies to employment. In the seven-week course, you will learn about the German job market, career identities and strategies, job application skills, workplace competences and the psychology of employability. You will also create your personal career development plan to give you immediate guidance for your next steps.

Ready to change your backpack into a briefcase? Enrol on our employability skills MOOC today!

Who should take this course?

The primary audience of this course is international postgraduate level students of engineering or business, but all students may benefit from the learning.

What do I need to know and what will I learn?

No prior knowledge is required.
After completing the MOOC, you will be familiar with many crucial employability skills in particular in the German context. Thus, you will be more prepared when applying for jobs and able to turn a job opportunity into career success in Germany.

Course Structure

Chapter 1 - Introduction. In the first chapter, you will meet the instructors, gain an overview of the course. You will also learn what employability means and how higher education develops it. After the first week, we will also offer a free webinar about getting your career started as a foreign graduate in Germany.

Chapter 2 - Career identity. Your career identity means the understanding of self on the labour market. This is determined by various factors such as your competences, motivations and values. In this chapter, you will learn how understanding and reflecting such factors can form a coherent career identity and help you toward greater self-confidence.

Chapter 3 - Job application skills. This chapter will give you an overview of the German job market and a variety of skills in identifying job opportunities, writing your application documents and carrying out an effective job application process. You will also gain free CV and cover letter templates in English and German.

Chapter 4 - Workplace Analysis. Daily work within an organisation is different in every country. The contents of this chapter guide you in analysing the structures and interpersonal aspects of your workplace in order to make integration easier and improve your performance early on.

Chapter 5 - Psychology of Employability. Employability is often linked to the psychology of self. How well you tackle workplace challenges and develop professionally significantly depends on your attitudes, efficacy beliefs and self-confidence. This chapter will discuss the meaning of these concepts to your personal employability.

Chapter 6 - Career development project. The course also involves a career development project assignment. If you sign up for the certificate track, completing the assignment is a passing criterion; otherwise completing it is voluntary but useful. Chapter 6 will focus on supporting the project by providing advice and answering learner questions.

Chapter 7 - Evaluation and goodbye. Our course is now over and it is time to look back at how we did. At this point, your feedback would be very much appreciated and helpful in improving the course. The certificate track students will receive a personal review appointment by one of the team members at this point.
ENROLL IN COURSE LINK: iversity.org/en/courses/employab...-2016

Lessons hide description

 

 

University Biomedics 780 views

Mathematical Biology - UCI 27 lessons

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biology is taught by Professor German A. Enciso, Ph.D. The book for this class is "Mathematical Models in Biology" by Leah Edelstein-Keshet, SIAM, 2005 and co


University Mathematics 400 views

Intro to Inferential Statistics 490 lessons

Inferential statistics allows us to draw conclusions from data that might not be immediately obvious. This course focuses on enhancing your ability to develop hypotheses and use common tests such as t


University Science 1547 views

Chemistry: Quantum Principles - UCI 28 lessons

Description: This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics and principles of quantum chemistry with applications to nuclear motions and the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom. It al


University Science 491 views

Intro to Computer Science 151 lessons

In this introduction to computer programming course, you’ll learn and practice key computer science concepts by building your own versions of popular web applications. You’ll learn Python, a power...


University Science 704 views

Software Architecture & Design 673 lessons

Software Architecture and Design teaches the principles and concepts involved in the analysis and design of large software systems. This course is split into four sections: (1) Introduction, (2) UML a


University Science 1011 views

Physics 50: Math Methods - UCI 75 lessons

Description: Mathematica and its applications to linear algebra, differential equations, and complex functions. Fourier series and Fourier transforms. Other topics in integral transforms. Filmed Sprin


University Chemistry 1400 views

Inorganic Chemistry: UCI 30 lessons

Description: This course is an introduction to modern inorganic chemistry. Topics include principles of structure, bonding, and chemical reactivity with application to compounds of the main group and


University Economics 1270 views

The Power of Microeconomics - UCI 61 lessons

Description: In this course, you will learn all of the major principles of microeconomics normally taught in a quarter or semester course to college undergraduates or MBA students. Perhaps more import


University Mathematics 910 views

Math of Finance - UCI 15 lessons

Description: UCI Math 176 covers the following topics: reviewing of tools from probability, statistics, and elementary differential and partial differential equations, concepts such as hedging, arbitr


University Mathematics 909 views

Math 1A/1B. Pre-Calculus: Functions and Graphs - UCI 35 lessons

Description: UCI Math 1A/1B: Precalculus is designed to prepare students for a calculus course. This course is taught so that students will acquire a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry. The


Web Stats

Community: 21,097 users
Active courses: 1,156
Lessons: 27,681
Data: 83 GB
Online: 46 users

News about new courses