CARD405 Full Course Latest 2017 August

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CARD405 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 1: SELF-AWARENESS AND CAREER SUCCESS

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Why is understanding yourself important in your career development? How can you ensure that an employer will realize that you have a clear grasp of who you are and what you have to offer?

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WEEK 1: CONSIDERING OUR GOALS

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An important step of exploring the job market is knowing what you want for yourself in your career. Setting goals, drafting a mission statement, and defining success for both your personal and professional lives can help you clarify this.

So, in focusing in on this topic, finish the following sentence: “My definition of success is…”

CARD405 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 2: COMPANY RESEARCH

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During the Explore phase of your career readiness plan, you get to research the potential companies that you hope to work for one day. It is important to do this, because although a company may look good on paper, it may not always be the right fit for you. Take a moment to examine the site Glassdoor, found at www.glassdoor.com. Type in a few companies that you have worked for, currently work for, or hope to work for one day, and read some of the reviews. Do you agree with what you found, or do you find that this new information alters how you see this organization? Please explain.

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WEEK 2: JOB-HUNTING TECHNIQUES

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The prospect of searching for a job can be very intimidating. What techniques have you used in the past when you were job hunting? Which ones were most effective? Least effective? What do you attribute their effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) to?

CARD405 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 3: MARKETING YOURSELF

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As the Crafting Your Personal Brand Workbook highlights, developing a brand

helps you focus on the value you bring to employers and identifies the unique traits you bring to the workplace;
delivers an authentic message to hiring managers around your career goals and depicts who you are as a professional;
enables employers to see not only the skills you have, but also the unique personality and character traits you have to offer; and
helps you define how your vision for the future aligns with the long-term business objectives of the hiring organization, effectively elevating your status from commonplace commodity to one-of-a-kind package.
Take a moment to describe your professional strengths and make an argument for why they are important.

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WEEK 3: INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW

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Different from a job interview, an informational interview is a conversation you arrange with someone who works in a field or company that interests you. The purpose of this type of interview is to help you explore an industry, organization, or job title. You may ask questions focused on how to break into an industry, what a career in that field or organization is really like, and whether it fits your skills and interests. Since you are not seeking a job offer, think of informational interviewing as a way to gather information and to prescreen a potential job, industry, or company.

Take a moment to review the Information Interviewing Guide, pulled from the My Compass to My Career (MCMC) portal, found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Discuss some of the benefits of conducting an informational interview.

CARD405 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 4: THE “HIDDEN” JOB MARKET

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Although estimates vary, it is suggested that 80% or more of the job openings that exist are in thehidden job market. What is the difference between thepublished job market and the hidden job market? What techniques would you usually use to access the published job market? What techniques would you use to access the hidden job market?

And, if you are already a professional in your field and do not intend on seeking a different opportunity within the next 5 years, how might being aware of the hidden job market be of value to you? Additionally, many of you may be in a position to hire employees (or will be in the future). That noted, how might knowing about the hidden job market impact your strategy to recruit and hire qualified candidates?

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WEEK 4: THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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For this discussion, let’s share feedback with one another. Include the link to the Elevator Pitch you created in Week 3. Be sure to include the link that will allow everyone to view your Elevator Pitch. Then, let’s offer one another feedback.

Share your feedback with your colleagues here by mentioning specifically the strengths of their Elevator Pitch. Was it something they said? Was it their eloquence that you found striking and clear? Was it the quality and thoroughly enriching responses they offered that made their Pitch particularly strong? Was it something about their body language? Or something else? Be thorough and clear in your feedback. Share feedback with at least 2 classmates.

CARD405 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 5: CONSIDERING THE RESUMÉ

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This week, you will be preparing a targeted resumé, which is directed towards a specific job posting; however, your text details a few other types of resumés. Take a moment to review other types of resumés and the purposes they serve.

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WEEK 5: THE ROLE OF A PORTFOLIO

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Your Week 2 and 3 Lessons, as well as your text, explain the process of creating a career portfolio. Last week, you developed a LinkedIn profile, which is a component of an electronic portfolio. Over the next 2 weeks, we will draft items that help build your hard-copy version. Take a moment to reflect on the work you have completed so far. Does your LinkedIn profile contain the following elements?

Demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and ideas.
Include work that illustrates your ability to confront and deal with problems.
Present your work in an effective manner.
Enable a potential employer to assess capabilities.
Demonstrate the positive combination of education and skills required for the types of positions that are desired.

CARD405 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 6: EXAMINING A COVER LETTER

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Take a moment to discuss how a cover letter can fit into your overall branding message.

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WEEK 6: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FOLLOW-UP

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Most career advisors recommend following up with an employer with a thank you letter after an interview. Why do you think that is?

CARD405 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 7: PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW

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Experts will tell you that it is important to “prepare” for an interview. What type of preparation will you do?

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WEEK 7: EVALUATING A JOB OFFER

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When interviewing for jobs, you’re interviewing the organizations as much as they are interviewing you. Is it a good fit? Do they have what you need in terms of the various types of compensations that would make the job worthwhile? Does it offer a work/life balance? A chance to advance

CARD405 Week 1 Personality Analysis and Job Consideration Report Latest 2017 August

Week 1: Personality Analysis and Job Consideration Report

This document contains the template you will use to complete this assignment. Save the file by adding your last name to the filename:

Week1_Personality_Analysis_and_Job_Consideration_Report_Template.docx _Smith.docx.

Be sure to proofread and spell-check your work before you submit it.

There areFOUR parts to this assignment.

Part 1:Analyzing the Results

Reflect on your results from 16 Personalities Assessment and compare them to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter.(12 points)

16 Personalities Assessment Results

1. What were your specific results according to the assessment?

· 2. What are the strengths and weaknesses associated with your results?

Turn to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter Comparison

3. Refer to Exhibit 3.5 in your text. What is your two-letter equivalent in comparison to your 16 Personalities Assessment results?

· 4. According to Exhibit 3.6 in your text, what characteristics are associated with your Keirsey’s temperament type?

Makethe link of your personality to the job market.

Putting This All Together

· 5. Provide three examples of instances where you can, or have, demonstrated any of these skills in your professional life.

· 6. How can you utilize this knowledge into your job search or current employment situation (if you are already established within your chosen field)?

Part 2: Describing the Ideal Job

Describe your ideal job. (6 points)

My Ideal Job

In my ideal job, I would be . . .(state what you see yourself doing as part of your ideal job)

Part 3: Linking Your Goals to the Job

Identify your one-, two-, and five-year career goals; create a list of possible employers of choice in your career field(minimum of three);possible job titles for your one-, two-, and five-year goals (one for each goal); and current salary ranges for those job titles. (57 points)

Career Goals

Career Goals

Potential Employers(minimum of one per stated yearly career goal)

Possible Job Titles(minimum of three per stated yearly career goal)

Current Salary Ranges(for each job title)

My one-year career goal is . . .(state your goal here)

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My two-year career goal is . . .(state your goal here)

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My five-year career goal is . . .(state your goal here)

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Part 4: Reflection Summary

Provide a summary of what you have learned about yourself and the characteristics of your dream job as a result of the reflection and research you have done as part of this assignment(minimum of 100 words). (15 points)

What I Have Learned

CARD405 Week 2 Career and Company Research Latest 2017 August

Week 2: Career and Company Research

Template and Grading Rubric

This document contains the template you will use to complete this assignment. Save the file by adding your last name to the filename (e.g.,Week2_Career_Company_Research_Template_Smith.docx). Be sure to proofread and spell-check your work before you submit it.

A grading rubric is also available at the end of this document.

There areTWOparts to theCareer and Company Research assignment.

Part 1:The O*NETInterest Profiler Assessment (14 points)

Complete the O*NET Interest Profiler Assessment, as explained on the Assignments pagein the course.

O*NET Interest Profiler Assessment Results

1. What were your O*NET results for each category?

Realistic

Investigative

Artistic

Social

Enterprising

Conventional

· 2. Depending on your selected Job Zone, which careers suggested by the O*NET appealed to you the most?

Part 2: Company Research (58 points)

Complete the table below and link your one-, two-, and five-year goals (recall that you identified these in the Week 1Personality Analysis and Job Consideration Report) to specific company research.

GOALS

One-Year Goal

Two-Year Goal

Five-Year Goal

(State your one-year goal here. Must be different from your two- and five-year goals.)

(State your two-year goal here. Must be different from your one- and five-year goals.)

(State your five-year goal here. Must be different from your one- and two-year goals.)

EMPLOYERS

Employer of Choice for One-Year Goal

Employer of Choice for Two-Year Goal

Employer of Choice for Five-Year Goal

Name, location(s), contact information

Products or services

Number of employees

Annual sales/profits/growth for the past year

Potential for growth of the firm and the industry as a whole

Major competitors

Mission or vision statement

Reputation

Part 3: Reflection (18 points)

What do you plan todoto ensure you achieve your goals? Some questions you might reflect on in your response include: How will I penetrate the hidden job market? How will I expand my professional network? Are there skills I need to be working on to be more competitive as a candidate? How will I track my job search? What resources can I use to help me in my job search and how often should I be contacting them? How will I ensure my resumé and other job-search tools stay current? Where will I look for job leads? How will I hone my interviewing skills?What will I do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis to ensure I am conducting the most proactive job search possible?

In order to achieve my goals, I will . . .

(Please state what you are going to DO on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis to launch your career. A minimum of three activities per time frame is required.)

CARD405 Week 3 Elevator Speech Latest 2017 August

This week, you will be creating an elevator speech that you can use to market yourself to potential employers. A key component to any job search is the ability to develop your brand. The steps for this assignment are listed below.

Part 1: Craft Your Brand

For this assignment, you will need the following documents pulled from your My Compass to My Career portal.

Crafting Your Personal Brand Workbook found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Crafting Your Personal Brand Worksheet found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Elevator Pitch Guide found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Use these guides to develop your targeted brand message and an elevator speech.

Part 2: Record Your Elevator Speech

Now that you created your elevator speech, it is important to practice saying it. To help you do this, you will need to utilize the InterviewStream tool found on the My Compass to My Career site.

To do this, complete the following steps.

Log into the My Compass to My Career site. The instructions for locating this site are found on the Week 1 Assignments page, if needed.

Click on the three dots at the top left-hand side of the page.

Select the InterviewStream tab.

Under Practice Interview Skills, click the Click Here tab.

You should now be in InterviewStream. A user guide for this site is found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

When you are ready, select Conduct Interview.

You will want to click on the Custom Interview option.

Search for and select the Tell Me About Yourself question.

Once this question is in the Selected Question box, hit the Start My Interview button.

When the question is asked by the interviewer in the recording, provide the interviewer with your elevator speech.

You can rerecord this message as many times as you need to get it right.

Once you are happy with your results, copy the public link and paste it into the Comment section for review by your professor. You should also attach a copy of your completed Crafting Your Personal Brand Worksheet.

CARD405 Week 4 eProfile Latest 2017 August

This week, we will be focusing on your electronic presence during the job search. Many employers utilize social media sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and GlassDoor, as a means of obtaining new employees. This is why it is so important to present a positive image in the digital realm.

For this week’s assignment, you will be required to create a professional LinkedIn account. There are many resources available to you in the My Compass to My Career portal to help you with this process. The Build an ePortfolio and Optimize Social Media Profiles page under the Develop tab explains the importance of this assignment and things to consider when developing your online presence. There are also many LinkedIn tutorials found in the Video Tutorial section.

To begin:

If you do not have a LinkedIn account already, you will need to sign up for one.
Once you have an account, you will need to build your profile.
For this assignment, you must include the following items in your profile.
A professional photo
A headline message that is geared towards your target job
LinkedIn grants you 120 characters in which to write a tagline about yourself.
Refer to your branding message/elevator speech to develop this.
A work/volunteer and education history that is focused towards your target job
One group that pertains to the student’s selected target job (student must join the group)
One leader in a field that relates to the selected target job (student must connect with leader)
Once complete, you will need to submit a copy to the link of your LinkedIn profile.

CARD405 Week 5 Targeted Resumé and Career Services Activity Latest 2017 August

Over the past few weeks, you have developed many tools to help you in a targeted job search. This week, you will be adding to your portfolio by creating a targeted resumé. A targeted resumé is simply a resumé that is targeted to a specific job. For this assignment, you need to locate a job ad for a position you would be interested in once you graduate. Using the ad, you will then prepare a targeted resumé.

The following resources will be very helpful for this assignment.

Resumé Wizard Student User Guide, which can be found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Resumé Evaluation Checklist, which can be found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

How to Match Your Resumé to the Job You Want, which can be found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Part 1: The Targeted Resumé

Your targeted resumé must include the following components.

Personal information

Including name and contact information

An introductory section with a target job title and qualification/professional summary that reflects the student’s skills and experiences relative to the job description

Education history

A skill summary that includes both technical and transferable skills

Work experience that is summarized by using achievement statements, not task lists

Summarize your work experience in four to five points under each position held, focusing on concrete and measurable accomplishments

Once complete, you should upload your resumé to the O*NET-Soc AutoCoder found at the following website: http://www.onetsocautocoder.com/plus/onetmatch (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. A guide for this site can be found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

This site will verify that your resumé is a match to your chosen job ad. You will need to provide a screenshot of a score of 70% or higher, saved as either a Word or PDF file to verify that you completed this step. If you do not receive a 70% rating or higher on your first submission, please revise it until you do.

Submit your targeted resumé, the O*NET-Soc Auto Coder screenshot, and a copy of the job ad.

Part 2: Career Service Activity—the Verification Process

After you complete your targeted resumé, upload a copy to the HireDeVry website. The instructions for using this site can be found on the My Compass to My Career (MCMC) Student User Guide, found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

You will also receive a Graduate Registration Form via e-mail through DocuSign from Career Services this week. You must complete this form and return it as instructed in the e-mail.

Once you complete these final two steps, you will need to contact your career advisor so he or she can verify that he or she received these two forms. The advisor will then provide you with a completion verification code that you must enter into the Comment section when you submit your Part 1 components.

***Please note that the Career Service Office is not open on weekends. This means you must complete this assignment no later than Friday during normal business hours.

Your resumé should have appropriate headings and design elements (e.g., white space, bold, underline, italics, varying font sizes***) to improve readability. You should also make efforts to limit the resumé to one to two pages. The resumé must also be targeted to the job ad and be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

CARD405 Week 6 Cover and Thank You Letters Latest 2017 August

Last week, you created a targeted resumé tailored to a specific job ad. This week, you need to write a targeted cover letter responding to that ad. After this is complete, you will do a bit of role playing by assuming that you were given the opportunity to interview for the position and that you now need to write a post-interview thank you letter to the employer.

The following resources will be very helpful for this assignment.

Using Your Cover Letter, which can be found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Using Your Thank You Letter, which can be found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Part 1: The Cover Letter
The Cover Letter must

be targeted to the job ad and link the student’s skills to the job requirements; and
convey the company’s goals and be personalized to the reader.
Part 2: The Thank You Letter
The Thank You Letter must

provide at least three links from the student’s personal skill set to the expectations listed in the job ad; and
express why the student would be the best candidate for the position.
Both letters must
contain appropriate content;
be formatted in standard business style; and
be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

CARD405 Week 6 Career Services Assignment Questionnaire Latest 2017 August

Question. 1

10 / 10 pts

I learned about all of the tools and resources available through Career Services and My Compass to My Career.

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No

Question. 2

10 / 10 pts

I completed the Graduate Registration Form through DocuSign.

Yes

No

Question. 3

10 / 10 pts

I uploaded my resumé into HireDeVry.

Yes

No

Question. 4

30 / 30 pts

Type confirmation code received from Career Services into the box provided.

CARD405 Week 7 Recorded Interview Latest 2017 August

This week, we will return to InterviewStream; you will get to show off your interviewing skills.

For this assignment, you will need to do the following.

Log into the My Compass to My Career site. The instructions for locating this site are found on the Week 1 Assignments page, if needed.
Click on the three dots “…” at the top left-hand side of the page.
Select the InterviewStream tab.
Under Practice Interview Skills, click the Click Here tab.
Select Conduct Interview.
You will want to click on the Custom Interview option.
Select seven standard questions and three behavior-based questions (defined in this week’s lesson) that could be asked in relation to your selected targeted job ad from the previous week’s assignments.
Once these questions are in the Selected Question box, click the Start My Interview button.
When the questions are asked by the interviewer in the recording, address the questions.
You can rerecord the message as many times as you need to get it right.
Once you are happy with your results, copy the public link and paste it into the Comment section for review by your professor.

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