CAP500 - Career Planning and The Job Search

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Subject Title
Career Planning and The Job Search

Subject Description
This subject is designed to enable students in their final semester to compile a database of personal information, company research, and current job market trends which will assist them in conducting a successful job search.  In addition to exploring the skills and qualities essential to obtaining a position in their chosen career, students will prepare a career development campaign which will consist of sample applications of employment, resumes and cover letters, practice interviews, and follow-up techniques. The importance of ethics and etiquette in the workplace will also be discussed. Students will be shown how to keep their business network alive and how to retain and build on their initial database.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create a cover letter and resume that links personal, education and work experience to employability skills in relevant industries in order to apply for jobs through traditional job search techniques.
  2. Develop a job search strategy that aligns with personal goals and industry requirements in order to lead self-directed career strategies.
  3. Apply business communication skills and participate in mock interviews and informational interviews to further enhance student employability.
  4. Develop a professional social media strategy in order to build a personal brand presence online.
  5. Network with individuals within the marketplace to enhance communication, understand employers needs and build networking opportunities.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.