NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
STD 106 PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYMENT (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Provides experience in resume writing, preparation of applications, letters of application, and successfully preparing for and completing the job interview. Assists students in identifying their marketable skills and aptitudes. Develops strategies for successful employment search. Assists students in understanding effective human relations techniques and communication skills in job search. Lecture 1 hour per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with current literature, available resources and strategies for successful job searching and job retention.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

None

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. explain and/or
  2. describe and/or
  3. interpret and/or
  4. apply and/or
  5. state, and/or list, and/or write, and/or
  6. critically analyze:
    1. resources available to design a successful job search strategy
    2. elements of a successful search strategy
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED
  1. Self assessment
  2. Plan for job search
  3. Resumes, cover letters, applications
  4. Interviewing and networking
EXTRA TOPICS (OPTIONAL)

Searching on the web

Revised 4/02


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