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Individual Career Development

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Course Unit Code115-0577/09
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KIR30doc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.
Summary
The aim of the course is to focus on explanation the importance of a career in one's overall well-being. The course facilitates and enhances the development of skills needed for individual career planning and management. Main factors influencing individual career are explained, career context is analyzed. The course prepares students for a job search (CV, motivation letters and so forth). During the course students are acquainted with labor market requirements, with organizations’ requirements for graduates, and with the issue of type positions. Following topics are also analyzed: self-assessment issue, individual SWOT analysis, individual portfolio, career problems, and career assessment. An issue of career structure is included too. Attention is given to career choices.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
1.To explain career changes in a global changing context.
2.To compare traditional and contemporary approaches to a career.
3.To explicate and analyze fundamental principles of individual career planning and management.
4.To explicate and analyze an issue of career assessment.
5.To explain causes of career problems.
6.To give reasons for the need of a strategic approach to a career.
7.To prepare students for a job search.
Course Contents
-Career development, main factors influencing a career
-Career choices; career stages
-Individual career planning
-Individual career management strategies
-Conducting a job search
-CV, cover and broadcast letters
-Selection process and methods, preparation
-Successful career-criteria, career problems, strategic approaches
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
GREENHAUS, Jeffrey H., Gerard A. CALLANAN a Veronica M. GODSCHALK. Career Management.4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4129-7826-2.
MIEDANER, Talane. Coach Yourself to a New Career. London: McGraw-Hill,2010. ISBN 978-0-07-170309-3.


GREENHAUS, Jeffrey H., Gerard A. CALLANAN a Veronica M. GODSCHALK. Career Management.4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4129-7826-2.
MIEDANER, Talane. Coach Yourself to a New Career. London: McGraw-Hill, 2010. ISBN 978-0-07-170309-3.

Recommended Reading:
COON, D., MITTERER, J. O., MARTINI, T. (2017). Psychology Modules for Active Learning.14 e. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN 978-1-305-96411-2.
PEDLER, Mike, John BURGYONE α Tom BOYDELL. Manager´s Guide to Self-development. 5th ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill, 2007. ISBN 978-0077114701.


Other relevant information sources are available through Central University Library services. Access to full-text articles in relevant e-journals databases is available at http://knihovna.vsb.cz/
COON, D., MITTERER, J. O., MARTINI, T. (2017). Psychology Modules for Active Learning.14 e. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN 978-1-305-96411-2.
PEDLER, Mike, John BURGYONE α Tom BOYDELL. Manager´s Guide to Self-development. 5th ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill, 2007. ISBN 978-0077114701.


Other relevant information sources are available through Central University Library services. Access to full-text articles in relevant e-journals databases is available at http://knihovna.vsb.cz/
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined