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SDS 112 - The Job Search

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

This course prepares students for the working world by helping them to gain practical job-seeking skills.  Students learn how to tap into the hidden job market and plan a job search strategy.  Emphasis is on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, building a online profile, networking, team building and developing positive work habits.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: 
  1. Write a resume and cover letter. 
  2. Apply the situation, task, action, result (STAR) method for interviews. 
  3. Build an effective elevator pitch. 
  4. Connect with professionals in their respective interest and career fields. 
  5. Develop ongoing career goals and job search strategies.
Listed Topics
  1. Resumes
  2. Cover letters
  3. Interviewing
  4. Thank you letters
  5. Elevator pitch
  6. Networking
  7. Job search strategies
  8. Career development
Reference Materials
CCAC Job Search manual
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/25/2021

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