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
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May 02, 2023 to Jun 27, 2023
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $525.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Resume for Dummies
Edition: 8th edition (2019)
Author: Laura DeCarlo
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey: for Dummies
ISBN: 9781119539285

Note: This title is also available as an e-book through UCalgary library


Section Notes

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

Note: there are optional live sessions (via Zoom) included in this course.

The live sessions will be held in real time as follows:

  1. Wednesday, May 3 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (MT)
  2. Friday June 2, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM (MT)

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, a reliable headset with microphone, and a webcam. 

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

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

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.

Please note that instructions for obtaining a UCIT account will be sent one week prior to the course start.

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