A95331 Job Market Orientation

Scuola di Economia e Management
Syllabus
Academic Year 2016/17 Annual

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Docente TitolareLauretta Bocchi
E-maillbocchi@liuc.it
Office"Torre" (main tower), 7th floor
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Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to:

- Prepare graduate students for job search helping them to understand job market evolution and selection process
- Learn how to create a CV and cover letter and how to prepare for interviews (job seeking strategies)
- Make the participants aware of the skill set they will need for their career development
- Improve awareness and understanding of personal traits, interests, skills, aptitudes and motivations in order to create a  career path
- Help students to be aware of the importance of effective communication strategies during a job interview

 

Learning targets

Students will be able to identify their skill set, be aware of their aptitudes and motivations towards a certain type of job/career in order to make satisfying  job choices.

They will know how to write a correct resume and cover letter and the different types of job interviews with practice mock interviews both individual and group (assessment center).

Course Content

Main sections:

- Job application process - The recruitment process in the organizations. Job search channels - How to write  resume and cover letter. Employability skills.

- The selection process - Different types of Job Interviews  - Phone Interview, Skype Interview, Individual interview, Group Interview (practice mock interview) - Company storytelling guest.

- Personal Branding and career networking - What’s a digital brand? The use of social media in the career development (Linkedin, Professional Blog, Social networking profiles/account).

- Career planning and aptitudes - How to create a career plan and how to explore personal aptitudes, motivations, interests in order to better drive personal job choices. The self assessment exercise will help to explore aptitudes and personal values and also gives suggestions to facilitate a path of self-awareness.

- Communication strategy - How to effectively communicate during a job interview

Course Delivery

Lectures and workshops with active involvement of participants as for:

- Production of personal resume and cover letter

- Digital brand

- Career planning tool

- Mock interview both individual and group interview

- Company storytelling: guest company to illustrate the selection process

Course Evaluation

Attending the course is mandatory and graduate students will obtain 2 CFU if they attend at least 60% of lessons.

Participants are required to:

- Have an active involvement in mock interview practice both individual and group to be aware of the selection process strategies

- To attend the company storytelling about selection process in a multinational reality

- To produce a resume and cover letter

- To be aware of the communication strategies

Syllabus

Session 1
Hours of lesson: 2
Instructor: L. Bocchi

Topics:

- Introduction of the course and its objectives
- Job application process: the recruitment process in the organizations. How to write a cv and a cover letter.

Readings:

Session 2
Hours of lesson: 2
Instructor: L. Bocchi

Topics:

The selection process - employability skills. 

Readings:

Session 3
Hours of lesson: 2
Instructor: L. Bocchi

Topics:

The selection process - Different types of job interviews.

Readings:

Session 4
Hours of lesson: 2
Instructor: L. Bocchi

Topics:

The selection process - Mock interviews both individual and group interview.

Readings:

Session 5
Hours of lesson: 2
Instructor: L. Bocchi

Topics:

Personal Branding and career networking

Readings:

Session 6
Hours of lesson: 2
Instructor: L. Bocchi

Topics:

Career planning and aptitudes

Readings:

Session 7
Hours of lesson: 2
Instructor: L. Bocchi

Topics:

Career planning and aptitudes. Company storytelling.

Readings:

Session 8
Hours of lesson: 2
Instructor: L. Bocchi

Topics:

Communication strategy: how to effectively communicate during a job interview

Readings:


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