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Want to excel in every stage of your career?

While no career journey is exactly the same, there are a few key experiences that many of us go through as we make our way towards a job or career that we love. Whether you’re just finishing school, want a career change, or you’re looking to start your own business, there are a number of courses that will help you learn new skills, overcome challenges, and excel in your career.

To help your journey go a little more smoothly, here are five free and discounted courses to help you navigate each stage of your career:

For when you’re just starting out…

If you’re at school, college, or university, and you’ve been trying to figure out how to get into your dream career, we have just the course for you.

Reed Learning’s Gateway to Work programme has everything you need to decide your next steps after leaving school. Including a combination of engaging videos and activities, this free course will help you explore different career options, and find out more about the variety of sectors you can work in.

You’ll also be able to take part in a range of digital work experiences, allowing you to try your hand at different roles with real-life companies.

Price: Free

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For when you just got that promotion…

Congratulations, you finally got that promotion you deserve – but as you know, with great power comes great responsibility.

If your new role involves taking on management and leadership responsibilities, you can ensure you start on the right foot with this discounted Leadership & Management course.

Featuring exclusive advice from Reed's Chairman and CEO, James Reed CBE, this course covers everything you need to know to become an effective leader, including tips for communicating effectively, motivating your team, and navigating difficult conversations at work.

Price: £12 (on sale until 8th March)

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For when you’re growing your team…

For many managers, hiring and developing team members can be one of the most rewarding – yet most challenging parts of the role.

This HR Management course, taught by Reed’s top HR professionals, enables you to explore a range of people management topics that will help you recruit, manage and develop the best talent for your team and organisation.

You’ll also get access to a range of resources and templates, including a job ad template, an induction checklist and an exit interview template.

Price: £12 (on sale until 8th March)

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For when you’re looking for a career change…

Most of us have been stuck in a job we don’t really like, whether you’re in a rut when it comes to career progression, or you’re just looking to pursue a new passion.

If you’re looking for a change of career, this free Life’s Work: how to get ahead in a career you love course could be exactly what you need to give yourself that much-needed career boost.

Hosted by Reed’s Chairman and CEO, James Reed, and Executive Coach Steph Rix, this course gives you all the tools you need to land and excel in a job you love.

Price: Free

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For when you’re looking to enhance your marketing skills…

Whether you’re interested in starting a career in marketing, you want to develop your current skills, or you’re looking to promote your own business, this Digital Marketing Fundamentals course will help take you to the next level.

With a range of helpful tips and practical strategies, this course will give you the skills you need to create engaging digital marketing content on your website, on social media, and beyond.

You’ll also learn about a range of digital marketing methods and techniques, including search engine optimisation (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, email marketing and much more.

Price: £12 (on sale until 8th March)

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