Title: Career Strategy and Job Search
Winter 2015 SLN: 14728
Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30-3:20, LOW 105
Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor, Lead)
Size of class: up to 50 students
This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy.
General Studies 391G (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4th year students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.
1.Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.
2.Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.
3.Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.
Course topics include:
•Dependable Strengths, Values, Interests
•Career and Option Exploration
•Researching Employers and Understanding the Job Market
•Networking and Informational Interviews
•Short and Long Term Planning
•How Does your Major(s) and Experiences Relate to your Future?
•UW Alumni, Staff, Student and Employer Panels
•Resumes, Cover Letter, Interviewing
•Social Media, LinkedIn and Online Presence/Digital Footprint