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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