The instructor will use short lectures and modeling to introduce new concepts and behaviours. Videos and speakers may be incorporated into the course. Role plays will be used to simulate employment interviews. A video camera may be used to facilitate self- and peer-assessment.
- Prepare a self-assessment of needs, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, interests and skills.
- Articulate short- to long-term career goals.
- Prepare a portfolio which evidences the student’s skills, education, and qualifications.
- Profile employment opportunities that will meet one’s needs including salary/benefits, location, size, national or international, union or non-union, and travel opportunities.
- Use a variety of sources to generate a list of prospective employers.
- Develop and professionally use effective marketing strategies to promote oneself in writing, in person, and on the telephone.
- Create targeted letters of application, resumes, and thank you letters which are attractive, accurate, and persuasive.
- Develop a plan and tracking mechanism for contacting and following up on prospective employers.
- Prepare and practice for successful interview performance.
- Evaluate job offers based on established career goals, budgetary needs, and employer profile.
The learner has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Assess self and set career goals;
- Prepare an employment portfolio;
- Prepare and apply for a job;
- Undertake a job interview;
- Evaluate his/her performance in the job application process; and
- Search for a suitable practicum placement.
|Interview Role Play||30%|
|Letter of Application and Resume||20%|
|Theory Test on Concepts||20%|
|Employability Skills (criterion based)||10%|
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Guffey, Mary Ellen and Brendan Nagle. Essentials of Business Communication, Latest Canadian Ed., ITP
Nelson. (Text also used in OADM 1240.) – used at instructor’s discretion
or other textbooks and materials as approved by the department.