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OCSUP 103
Job Seeking Skills


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Students gain knowledge and skills needed to be effective, successful job applicants. Students increase job seeking skills and qualities through analysis of the labor market, job search techniques, skills identification, applications, resume and letter writing and interview skills. Students understand what employers look for in a perspective employee, and become a more competitive job seeker. Students will learn how networking and informational interviews result in employment opportunities.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze local and state labor market wstatistics from a chosen professional-technical areas to ascertain labor market supply and demand, current and projected wages, and wage/skill progression requirements.
  • Identify general and career-specific employer expectations related to skills, training, aptitude and character traits valued in the workplace to share in a portfolio, application, resume and interview.
  • Analyze the various components of a resume and cover letter and choose the most appropriate format.
  • Distinguish between the various components of interview etiquette including appropriate dress and grooming standards, and protocol for presentation of materials in the interview process.
  • Organize and outline responses to the most frequently asked questions in an interview.

  • Course Topics
  • Labor market analysis/job market research/job search techniques
  • Skills identification/skills portfolio development
  • Skills marketing - applications, resumes (cover letters, references, and letters of recommendation)
  • Skills marketing - interviewing skills

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    OCSUP 103
    Fall 2015
    0351
    Michael Hays
    OCSUP 103
    Summer 2015
    0351
    Michael Hays
    OCSUP 103
    Spring 2015
    0354
    Michael Hays
    OCSUP 103
    Spring 2014
    5712
    Michael Hays
    OCSUP 103
    Spring 2014
    0354
    Michael Hays


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.