Job Search Skills

Applied Community Studies
Career and Employment Preparation
Course Code
CAEP 0320
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with an overview of job seeking techniques. It focuses on a variety of topics that allow students to build competencies toward further training and future employment, including understanding of the job search process, preparing cover letters and resumes, typical interview questions and techniques. The course prepares students on how to target jobs that are desirable and realistic and fill a need for employers in today’s challenging job market.
Course Content

Topics to be explored include:

  • The career planning process
  • Workplace communication
  • Personal and community job search networks
  • Cover letters and resumes
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lectures


Means of Assessment

This course uses the mastery grading system and will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Mid-point and final self-assessments
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Regular attendance and participation in class activities
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the successful sutdent will be able to:

  1. Complete various inventories/assessments related to education and employment, and develop and participate in personal, education and career planning
  2. Identify and assess personal skills, abilities, work skills, habits, performance and compatibility with the type of work chosen
  3. Access a computer for word processing
  4. Construct resumes, cover letters, and thank-you letters
  5. Collect all related information to prepare a resume
  6. Identify his/her personal job search network
  7.  Prepare and practice responses to communication skills for interviews
  8. Respond to interview questions by representing his / her strengths
  9. Identify local public and private employment agencies
  10. Demonstrate effective job search techniques
Textbook Materials

Topic relevant material will be provided throughout the course.



Instructor permission


No corequisite courses


No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.