Jun 04, 2023
HUMDV 103 Pierceworks! - Career Transition (1 to 14 credits)
A 7-week career transition course to assist individuals with components of career development and human relations. This course empowers students to explore careers and career clusters and make informed educational and career decisions. Students analyze interests, skills, personality, and attributes and use this information in the career selection process. Students use interest inventories and computer software to explore career opportunities available to them and link personal interests with related career fields. Activities enable students to increase self awareness and develop the skills necessary to successfully plan for postsecondary education and the workplace. Basic job search skills include contacting employers, writing, practicing interview skills. An emphasis is placed on developing appropriate skills necessary for success in the workforce. These employability skills include such areas as: teamwork, dependability, punctuality, attitude and relationship skills on the job.
1. Identify work values and attitudes. These include personal qualities such as dependability, punctuality, responsibility, integrity, team work, diversity, positive attitude.
2. Develop and apply positive relationship skills.
3. Analyze personality, career interests, values and aptitude assessments an apply tools to make realistic educational career choices.
4. Research career information using the Internet, community and library resources.
5. Set short and long-term personal and career goals.
6. Create and use a dependable strengths report during job search.
7. Create a hard copy, scan able and electronic resume and submit.
8. Interview using appropriate oral skills and body language in telephone, one-on-one, panel and group interview settings.
9. Complete a Master Job Application.
10. Learn and apply the tools to manage change.
11. Work effectively in culturally diverse teams to complete project assignments.
12. Prepare a variety of business correspondences including cover letter, thank you letter, letters of application and introduction.
13. Use software to format resumes, dependable strengths report, master application and business correspondence.
14. Identify decision making steps.
15. Follow written and oral instructions.
16. Think creatively, make decisions and solve problems applicable to work place situations.
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