SRJC Course Outlines

10/16/2019 5:31:22 AMBOT 154.13 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 154.13Title:  JOB SEEKING SKILLS  
Full Title:  Job Seeking Skills For Office Professionals
Last Reviewed:1/31/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BOT 59.7

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
Emphasizes job-seeking skills such as writing a resume and cover letter, completing application forms, and practicing interview questions. Designed for those seeking office positions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Emphasizes job-seeking skills such as writing a resume and cover letter, completing application forms, and practicing interview questions. Designed for those seeking office positions.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Untitled document
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Analyze skills and qualifications, evaluate previous work experience and compose an effective, error-free resume.
2.  Summarize work experience and education, analyze employer's needs and compose an effective, error-free cover letter.
3.  Interpret instructions, synthesize background and skills and accurately complete an employment application.
4.  Interpret employer's dress code and corporate culture and select appropriate interview attire.
5.  Develop answers for typical interview questions.
6.  Write and revise an interview follow-up letter.
7.  Research job search resources.

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
1. Composing an effective, error-free resume
    a. Determing chronological versus functional style
    b. Analyzing skills and qualifications
    c. Evaluating previous work experience and education
    d. Evaluating grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    e. Formatting for easy reading
 
2. Composing an effective, error-free cover letter
    a. Writing content of letter
    b. Summarizing work experience and education
    c. Analyzing employers' needs to incorporate into cover letter
    d. Formatting for easy reading
 
3. Developing ability to accurately complete employment applications
    a. Interpreting instructions
    b. Synthesizing skills/background into application
    c. Evaluating grammar, spelling, and punctuation
 
4. Developing effective interviewing skills
    a. Developing answers for typical interview questions
    b. Preparing for a job interview
    c. Interpreting employers' dress code and corporate culture
    d. Selecting materials to take to interview
 
5. Preparing an interview follow-up letter
    a. Developing content based upon interview
    b. Choosing appropriate delivery method
    c. Analyzing grammar, spelling, and punctuation
 
6. Utilizing job search resources
    a. Santa Rosa Junior College career resources and workshops
    b. Employment agencies
    c. Job fairs

Assignments:
Untitled document
1.   Reading approximately 10 pages from textbook and/or web pages each week
2.   Analyze prior students' resumes and examples
3.   Develop resume and cover letter
4.   Complete online and written employment application
5.   Participate in in-class mock interview
6.   Contact, arrange, and complete a community mock interview
7.   Compose a thank you letter
8.   Four to six quizzes and tests
9.   Homework problems from text and/or web page
10. In-class analysis of employer dress code, corporate culture, and materials appropriate to present at interview

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 - 50%
Written resume, application, cover letter, and thank you letter
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
In-class and community mock interviews
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Quizzes and Tests: Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Class attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
The Job Hunting Handbook, Dahlstrom and Company, 2010.

Print PDF