CAP300 - Career Planning
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|Last revision date||Nov 18, 2013 12:35:01 AM|
|Last review date||Nov 18, 2013 12:35:01 AM|
This subject enables students in their third semester to compile a database of personal information, company research and current job market trends, which will assist them in conducting a successful job search. In addition to exploring the skills and qualities essential to obtaining a position in their chosen career, students will prepare a career portfolio which will consist of samples of work; resumes, business cards and cover letters. Interview techniques will be examined using a variety of industry standards. The importance of ethics and etiquette in the workplace will also be discussed. Students will be shown how to keep their business network alive and how to retain and build on their initial database.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Analyze personal, education and work experience and list current employability skills in terms of their relationship to relevant industry requirements and summarize in a resume/cover letter portfolio.
2. Develop an extensive job search strategy taking into consideration the hidden and advertised labour market by acquiring knowledge of various techniques for finding employment, such as: networking, the information interview, occupational and company research.
3. Create a career portfolio that will include documents relevant to personal, employment, academic and volunteer experiences for reference and impact in an interview.
4. Demonstrate skills related to the job interview by practicing interviewing techniques.
Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.
To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.