Course Description

As career development practitioners, clients look to us for sound strategies that yield results for their job search. This course focuses on tools and approaches for locating and securing employment for our clients in the changing labour market. The focus is on developing strategies for career development practitioners to use with clients in both individual and group settings. Topic areas include:

  • skills profiling and work search preparation
  • web-based work search and social media strategies
  • networking
  • resume and cover letter preparation
  • interview preparation, techniques and job offer negotiations
  • referrals to community resources

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Explore strategies with clients to identify skills, interests, preferences and accomplishments and determine how these factors impact work searches
  • Construct a list of local and regional community resources available for job seekers
  • Inform clients of current, in-person job search techniques and how to effectively use these techniques
  • Coach clients in how to prepare targeted work search documents
  • Provide effective feedback on client created documents
  • Explain to clients the role of technology and social media in work searches and then explore the ways for clients to effectively use these tools to perform work searches
  • Describe common techniques used by employers when conducting interviews, including different types and styles of interviews
  • Design effective mock interview and mock negotiation sessions


BMC 352 Learning Online
(or BMC 152 Learning Online or Learning Online Waiver)


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May 05, 2020 to Jun 29, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $525.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Resume Magic
Edition: 4th
Authors: Susan Britton Whitcomb
Publisher: Jist Publishing
ISBN: 9781593577339 

The textbook will be made available to students as an eBook through UCalgary library. If you prefer to have a paper copy of the book, please purchase it through an online retailer. 


Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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