Job Search and Resume Writing

Job Search and Resume Writing provides students with both traditional and innovative job-search techniques and resume writing skills required to gain employment in today’s competitive marketplace. The course combines theoretical, how-to information with hands-on practical applications. Students are required to draw on their own experiences to identify work preferences, accomplishments, technical and transferable skills, and to research, organize, and analyze information; and to apply their knowledge in a series of job search preparation and implementation tasks.
During the course, students will develop and apply such skills as setting goals, developing job search strategies, using planning and organizing tools, maintaining records, communicating, decision making; and negotiating. This course follows a job search process in which, among many other things, the student is provided with the opportunity to create effective resumes and covering letters using traditional and innovative methods, including social networking, and uploading electronic resumes.
Students develop and refine skills in organization, time management and communication. In addition, students will set up a tracking system, create a budget, identify a support system, identify goals, set up a home office, and monitor their time and schedules. In addition to the media, the course is enriched with video presentations that reinforce current job search techniques.

COURSE PREREQUISITE(S)

Windows Level 1, Microsoft Word Level 1, Microsoft Excel Level 1, Microsoft Access Level 1, and Internet Fundamentals, or possess equivalent knowledge.

METHOD OF DELIVERY

Integrated Learning™ System training facilitated by Academy of Learning Career College facilitators.

COURSE NOTES

Course manual provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

LESSON 1

Labor Market Information; Organize an Effective Job Search; Self-Assessment

LESSON 2

Chronological Résumé Development; Editing, Formatting, and Critiquing – Chronological; Building a Functional Style Résumé; Editing, Formatting, and Critiquing – Functional; Final Steps

LESSON 3

Employment Letters; Electronic Résumés; Portfolios

LESSON 4

The Hidden Job Market; Research; Résumé Delivery

LESSON 5

Interview Preparation; Interview Practice; Managing the Results; Career Management; Summary

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