SRJC Course Outlines

7/25/2021 10:23:01 PMBGN 112 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BGN 112Title:  MARKETING YOUR SKILLS  
Full Title:  Marketing Your Skills
Last Reviewed:2/8/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.508 max.Lecture Scheduled28.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total28.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  56.00Total Student Learning Hours: 84.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BOT 59.3

Catalog Description:
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In this course students will identify, develop, and reinforce workforce skills including critical soft skills demanded by employers, and create a professional portfolio that includes personal branding, resumes, cover letters, personal summaries and samples of work. The class also covers using social networking sites for employment marketing. Students will develop and practice interviewing skills.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
In this course students will identify, develop, and reinforce workforce skills including critical soft skills demanded by employers, and create a professional portfolio that includes personal branding, resumes, cover letters, personal summaries and samples of work. The class also covers using social networking sites for employment marketing. Students will develop and practice interviewing skills.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Create a personal brand identity for future employment.
2. Use technology to develop a professional online presence.
3. Create a professional career portfolio.
4. Develop, practice, and apply proper interviewing skills.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Identify and discuss personal and professional factors associated with professional success.
2.   Demonstrate an understanding of how interpersonal skills affect personal and professional
      development.
3.   Examine employment opportunities.
4.   Compare employer-employee relationships and expectations.
5.   Use the Internet to research employment opportunities and employer requirements.
6.   Use spreadsheet or database software to create a job search network list.
7.   Develop social networking skills.
8.   Create resumes, cover letters, and database of professional contacts using appropriate
      software programs.
9.   Create a written and electronic portfolio.
10. Critique a job interview.
11. Establish guidelines for negotiating a compensation package.
12. Determine how to deal effectively with rejection.
13. Develop strategies for evaluating on-the-job performance.
14. Research tips on job success, promotions, and making a job change.

Topics and Scope
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I. The Job Search Process
    A. Professional success
    B. Review of hard and soft skills
    C. Creation of professional portfolio
    D. Creation of professional website
II. Knowing Yourself
    A. Inventory on education and employment
    B. Experience and skills inventory
    C. Career assessments
    D. Job qualifications profile
    E. Personal branding
IV. Networking
    A. Professional support system
    B. Mentoring
    C. Social networking
V. Job Applications
    A. Employment applications
    B. Resumes
    C. Cover letters
VI. Interviews
    A. Interpersonal skills
    C. Video and telephone interviews
    D. Interview styles and questions
    E. Professional image
VII. Negotiating Offers
    A. Research salary and benefit packages
    B. Discuss compensation
VIII. Handling Rejection
    A. Assessing the job search and interview feedback
    B. Action plan for improvements

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading of 10 to 20 pages and web resources
2. Written assignments including resume, cover letter, networking database
3. Participation in group activities, such as practicing interviews
4. Professional portfolio project
5. Approximately 1-2 oral presentation(s)
6. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Written assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Portfolio and interviewing skills
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
1-2 oral presentation(s)


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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