CARD 405 Entire Course CARD 405 Week 1 DQ Self-Awareness and Career Success CARD 405 Week 2 DQ Job-Hunting Techniques CARD 405 Week 2 Self-Assessment CARD 405 Week 3 DQ The “Hidden” Job Market CARD 405 Week 3 Resume Draft CARD 405 Week 4 Career and Company Research CARD 405 Week..
CARD 405 Week 1 Self Awareness and Career Success Why is understanding yourself important in your career development? How can you ensure that an employer will realize that you have a clear grasp of who you are and what you have to offer? ..
CARD 405 Week 2 Assignment Self Assessment In Week 1, you should have completed the following assessments from your textbook. Marketing Readiness Quiz (pp. 8–16) Self-Awareness Checklist (pp. 16–17) Ability Assessment (pp. 17–19) Transferable Skills Checklist (pp. 19–20) Work Environment a..
CARD 405 Week 2 DQ Job Hunting Techniques The prospect of searching for a job can be very intimidating. What techniques have you used in the past when you were job hunting? Which ones were most effective? Least effective? What do you attribute their effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) to? ..
CARD 405 Week 3 Assignment Resume Draft Complete the Resumé Worksheet (available in Doc Sharing) and prepare or update your resumé based on the information on your worksheet. In addition to the worksheet, you will want to use the results of your self-assessment activities, the lectures, our discu..
CARD 405 Week 3 DQ The Hidden Job Market Although estimates vary, it is suggested that 80% or more of the job openings that exist are in the hidden job market. What is the difference between the published job market and the hidden job market? What techniques would you usually use to access the pu..
CARD 405 Week 4 Assignment Career and Company Research Now that you have identified some career-related goals, it’s time to match those goals to potential employers. In this assignment, you will investigate companies based on those goals, and you will also spend some time thinking about how you w..
CARD 405 Week 4 DQ Marketing Yourself In Career Focus: A Personal Job Search Guide, Martucci Lamarre (2006) suggests that if we want to realize our job dreams, we need to think about ourselves as products to be marketed, and in order to do this, we need to contextualize ourselves within the five ..
CARD 405 Week 4 Portfolio Draft You will be preparing an electronic portfolio documenting your educational and career achievements and aspirations. You can choose to create a web page or you can use an application like Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint. Your portfolio should be logically org..
CARD 405 Week 5 Cover and Thank You Letters Find a job ad for a position you would be interested in once you graduate. Write a targeted cover letter responding to the ad. Assume you were given the opportunity to interview for the position. Write a post-interview thank you letter to the employe..
CARD 405 Week 5 DQ Preparing for Your Interviews Experts will tell you that it is important to prepare for an interview. What type of preparation could and should you do? ..
CARD 405 Week 6 DQ Responding to Interview Questions Once you have a resumé that gets noticed by employers, the next step in securing the job that you want is to interview successfully. The key to interviewing successfully is your ability to respond appropriately and well to the questions asked d..
CARD 405 Week 6 Resume Final Find a job ad for a position you would be interested in once you graduate. Using the ad and feedback you received on your draft resumé, prepare a targeted resumé for submission this week. The grading rubric for this assignment is available in Doc Sharing. Be sure t..
CARD 405 Week 7 DQ Evaluating a Job Offer Review the “Criteria for Evaluating a Job Offer” on pages 138–139 in the textbook. What are your top two criteria out of each of the four basic areas? Why did you choose these criteria? ..
CARD 405 Week 7 Portfolio Final Based on feedback from the draft version of your portfolio, make any changes you feel are appropriate and submit them to the Dropbox. For information on content, please see the Week 2 Assignments page. The grading rubric for this assignment is available in Doc S..
CARD 405 Week 8 Informational Interview As part of your job search preparation, you will plan for, conduct, and detail notes for an Informational Interview of someone working in your target career field. Please be sure you review the assignment template prior to completing the interview. The a..
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