Career Advisory – Managing the Development and Change of Career Paths (online)

Level
Postgraduate Programs
Duration
1 year
Language
EN
Obtained title
Certificate of completion postgraduate studies
Mode
W weekend,
Online

Purpose of the studies

Purpose of the study

The only constant in today's world is change – and the job market is no different: the World Economic Forum reports that "Upskilling could create 5.3 million new jobs by 2030. What’s more,"about 40% of employees will have to find new roles within six months or sooner. [...] By 2025, 97 million new roles could emerge, better suited to the new division of job between people, machines and algorithms."

The main objective of the studies is to educate professionals in skills and know-how that are highly valued on the market, to be able to properly and effectively provide services in the broad area of career consulting, managing the development and change of career paths of clients or employees.

Benefits of the degree

1
The program is based on a proven methodology

The program is based on "real-life case studies", statistics and scientific research.

2
Workshops

Varied format of classes – lectures, exercises in groups and individually, work with your own client(s), discussions

3
Case studies

Omawianie prawdziwych historii przypadków

4
Case studies

Discussing real-life cases

5
Practical tools and tests

Advantages and disadvantages of tests, tools and models to assess clients

6
Lecturers – practitioners

Practitioners with at least 15 years of experience in HR, recruitment and career consulting

7
Interesting facts and market trends

Technology on the job market: AI in job interviews, bots in recruitment, ATS

8
Diagnosis and branding

Diagnosing one's own predispositions and career path, building own personal brand

9
Online format

Convenient online format that gives you the opportunity to mirror the most common working conditions with your clients

Content partners

Addressees of the degree

  • People working in HR field: HR Specialist, Employee Relations Specialist
  • HR Business Partner, HR Manager, L&D Manager, HR Director
  • People working in recruitment / Executive Search for agencies and at companies
  • Coaches who want to diversify their offer of provided services to career consulting
  • People who are already active in this field: Career Counsellors, Career Consultants, Career Coaches, Employees of Career Offices, Specialists supporting career changes, Outplacement Consultants
  • Experienced non-HR people who want to change their own career path
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Head of the study program

Anna Zadrożna
Anna Zadrozna

Has been working in HR for nearly 20 years with experience both as a headhunter and on the internal HR side, where, as an HR Director, she created HR from scratch (recruitment, career paths, training programs, employer branding). She has also conducted trainings in recruitment, employee assessment, feedback interviews, etc.

Since 2011, she has been cooperating with Career Angels and working with the methodology, among others, based on data. She supports managers and senior executives in career management and job search processes across Europe. Additionally, since 2016, she has been a lecturer at the Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2017, she got certified by Decision Dynamics in the tools: "Career View" & "Culture View". She also gives speeches (among others for Brief.pl) and webinars (recordings are available on YouTube).

A graduate of Social Psychology at SWPS. She completed postgraduate studies at Kozminski University in the following fields: Management of Professional Competences of Employees, Professional Coaching, The legal and practical aspects of HR and Payroll.

 

Anna Mady

An expert with over 15 years of experience in the area of HR and sales. Since 2017, she has been associated with HR, where the main areas of work are recruitment for middle and higher-level positions, building employer branding strategies, on-boarding, training and career consulting. She worked in the service sector, specialist training and consulting as well as financial outsourcing. She completed many trainings in the field of behavioural intelligence, direct search, employer branding, project management and career consulting. She is currently under certification with the Decision Dynamics "Career View" tool.

Anna joined Career Angels in 2020, where her core business is a full range of career consulting services for all levels of the organization. Additionally, she is a Marketing Coordinator and Special Projects Manager.

What you gain

Thanks to completing this degree, you acquire practical skills in:

Methodology and process

  • Practising various methods of working with a client
  • Acquiring the essential skills of a Career Consultant
  • Using proven and ready-to-use strategies

Trends and the job market

  • Understanding and learning about the trends of the modern job market
  • Expanding your knowledge of technology in recruitment, e.g. AI, bots, ATS
  • Using LinkedIn – the most popular platform for actively working adults, incl. "hacking of the algorithm"

Working with clients

  • Types of clients / employees in terms of awareness of their competencies
  • Discovering career direction / goal
  • Identifying the needs and building the client's / employee's self-awareness
  • Customer examples and challenges
  • How to approach a client’s change of industries / profession

Tools and exercises – the practical side of the classes

  • Building a good questionnaire for career consultations
  • Using known tools and developing your own: life / career wheel, "Start with the end in mind”, STAR, CRM, etc.
  • Working on original, proven models, tools: Parameter Bidding, Strategy Session, working with competencies, etc.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various tests on the market, incl.: CliftonStrengths Assessment (Gallup), Career View™ by Decision Dynamics, FRIS, Extended DISC, Facet 5, MBTI

Communication

  • The ability to ask good questions
  • Building trust and a friendly work environment with the client
  • Defining principles of cooperation, ethics in the profession
  • Identifying your own communication style and its compatibility with client profiles

Business

  • Diagnosis of your own predispositions to be a Career Consultant
  • Building an offer of consulting services
  • Understanding market dynamics in a changing world
  • Building internal career paths
  • Personal / Employer Branding inside and outside the organization

 

Professional opportunities

The knowledge and skills acquired during the studies will allow you to continue your career as:

  • Career Consultant, Coach – freelancer, working with individuals who are looking for a new job, want to change industries or profession
  • Internal HR, HR Business Partner in managing the development and change of career paths of an employee – primarily in the areas connected to Learning & Development (upskilling / reskilling), Employer Branding or Outplacement.

Annual surveys clearly show that the requirements toward employees are constantly changing. As a result, on the one hand, more and more companies focus on identifying appropriate employees within the organization in order to offer them new career paths (upskilling / reskilling), on the other hand, employees – candidates on the job market – also need and want to learn how to move through them.

Program

Program

Amount of hours: 198 h

  • The Methodology of a Career Consultant
  • L&D techniques
  • Psychology of change
  • Working with resistance and limiting beliefs
  • Tools and tests to identify and verify career goals
  • Identifying and defining goals of career paths in practice
  • Assessing career goals in the context of market reality and dynamics
  • “Candidate Positioning” – defining a client’s unique attributes on the market
  • Preparing an effective CV, incl. ATS
  • Online presence
  • Using LinkedIn during the job search
  • Job search channels, incl. networking, headhunters, direct approach
  • Preparing clients for different kinds of job interviews
  • Supporting a client in career changes
  • Personal Branding / Professional Identity
  • Outplacement
  • Market trends and ensuring professional development
  • Managing the client relationship / defining your offer
Course Catalog

Schedule

Classes are held online during 11 weekends distributed over two semesters on:

  • Saturdays 8:45-15:45 (8 teaching hours)
  • Sundays 8:45-15:45 (8 teaching hours)

Planned dates of classes

  • 15-16.10.2022
  • 12-13.11.2022
  • 10-11.11.2022
  • 17-18.12.2022
  • 21-22.01.2023
  • 11-12.02.2023
  • 4-5.03.2023
  • 25-26.03.2023
  • 22-23.04.2023
  • 13-14.05.2023
  • 3-4.06.2023

Final exam: 24-25.06.2023

Community

Leading lecturers

Anna Zadrożna
Anna Zadrozna

Has been working in HR for nearly 20 years with experience both as a headhunter and on the internal HR side, where, as an HR Director, she created HR from scratch (recruitment, career paths, training programs, employer branding). She has also conducted trainings in recruitment, employee assessment, feedback interviews, etc.

Since 2011, she has been cooperating with Career Angels and working with the methodology, among others, based on data. She supports managers and senior executives in career management and job search processes across Europe. Additionally, since 2016, she has been a lecturer at the Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2017, she got certified by Decision Dynamics in the tools: "Career View" & "Culture View". She also gives speeches (among others for Brief.pl) and webinars (recordings are available on YouTube).

A graduate of Social Psychology at SWPS. She completed postgraduate studies at Kozminski University in the following fields: Management of Professional Competences of Employees, Professional Coaching, The legal and practical aspects of HR and Payroll.

 

Sandra Bichl
Sandra Bichl

20 years of work experience – initially as an Executive Search Consultant in CEE, then in Sales and Marketing in Latin America. In 2010, she founded Career Angels, a company that provides career consulting services to experienced managers and executives all over Europe. She also supports and trains executives and HR departments in the field of career path management, employer branding and improving recruitment processes. Since 2014, she has been regularly lecturing at G / E / MBA studies at renowned business schools in e.g. Brussels, Milan, Vienna, Mannheim or Zurich. Sandra works in English, Polish, German and Spanish

mgr Bożena Wujec

Leadership coach, Multicultural coach, Team Coach and Career Coach

As an executive coach, Bożena has 20 years of experience in conducting more than 150 HR development projects for global organizations in 26 countries within the European Union, Russian Federation, Ukraine and Asia. Her latest, long-term projects include executive coaching for clients such as Nestle, SABMiller, Skanska and CBRE, as well as multicultural group coaching for virtual teams at Fererro, Infosys and Fujitsu. 

In her academic career, Bożena has worked as an Assistant Professor in M.B.A. and Postgraduate Programs at Kozminski University in Warsaw since 2008 and several others universities including Warsaw University, Economic University in Katowice and as a Visiting Professor at Beijing International Study University in China. 

The next edition of the study is starting, and below are the opinions of the students of the first edition

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Students' opinions

HR Director: "I have been working with board members for years. The knowledge from the studies allows me to support them even better."

HR Manager: "I admit that as an experienced HR Specialist, I thought that most of the topics would be known to me. During each of the weekends, I discover how "deep" this profession is and how much knowledge is required to be able to reliably advise clients / candidates. I recommend these studies in particular to people working in HR departments in large enterprises or corporations, due to the extensive experience of the lecturers in working with the business side in the above-mentioned area. Looking at the profile of the students, I think that these studies are also for people who want to "rebrand" and change their career paths to become a Career Consultant."

Learning & Development Manager: "I appreciate the practical aspect of these studies. I am learning to work with business-type clients."

HRBP: "I have worked in many areas of HR: talent management, creating career paths, employer branding, recruitment – now I have a way to properly structure my know-how and I learn many new tools."

Head of Sales: "I manage a large team and I am regularly asked for advice on further career development. I am learning how to share advice in a professional and responsible manner."

Senior Recruitment Specialist: "One of the weekends made me realize even more, how important it is to know the "tools", to properly support and help the clients to achieve their professional goals."

Coach / Trainer: "I really like the special guest format. We get the opportunity to listen to other perspectives, ask questions and build our network – it's very valuable!"

Manager, Planning & Developing Competencies: "The customer cases are great! We discuss real situations that can happen to everyone. And I am very glad that from the 4th weekend on, we are partially ready to solve some of the cases on our own."

Operations Manager: "The more I get into it, the more I know that I know nothing; but everything inside me tells me that these studies are a good choice for me."

Admission procedure

 

  • Admission is based on the order of application. 

  • II edition - recruitment continues until September 15th, 2022, the planned date for the start of the study in October 2022*

 

Recruitment requirements

A university degree, age: at least 25 years old, experience in HR, incl. Learning & Development, coaching, career counselling, recruitment, internal HR department.

Tip:

You do not have experience in HR but are interested in the studies? Contact Sandra.Bichl@CareerAngels.eu directly to discuss if these studies are for you.

At the end of the two semesters, a 2-step examination will take place:

1. Written: under supervision, the student will take an online test to verify the know-how acquired during the studies

2. Oral:

a) The participant will answer questions verifying the acquired knowledge

b) The participant will present the solution to a client case

c) Defending the final project – presenting their own case study which reflects the actual conditions of delivering career consulting services.

  • Completed application form** 
  • Copy of  diploma 
  • CV (Resume) 
  • 1 Photograph and a photograph in electronic .jpg format 
  • National ID or passport 
  • Payment slip for the amount of the admission fee    

* In case of an insufficient number of candidates the program might not begin.  

** This program is classified as postgraduate studies and there are separate regulations regarding the recognition of the diplomas of higher education issued in another countries, for candidates, who would like to continue the education in Poland on postgraduate level. Please check the details here in order to find out whether your diploma would need any additional recognition process to enable you to start a postgraduate/MBA progam in Poland: Click here

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Tuition and fees

Tuition
Registration fee 250 zł/50 Euro
Price with discount for Kozminski University students and graduates ((possibility of payment in two installments 4700 zł each/1000 EURO)) 9400 zł / 2000 EURO
Price with discount for Kozminski University students and graduates (possibility of payment in two installments each 4230 zł/900 EURO) 8460 zł/4230 EURO
Price with discount for payment in full 9100 zł/1935 EURO