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Job Search Skills

Course Code: CAEP 0204
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course is designed to provide adults with a disability with a comprehensive overview of job seeking strategies. It covers the basic tenets of job search applicable to the general population while recognizing the unique circumstances of adults with a disability.

Course Content

  1. Establishing a network.
  2. Job search communications 
    • Application forms
    • Cover letters
    • Letters of application
    • Telephone contacts
  3. Interview preparation
  4. Disclosure of a disability
  5. Employer’s responses to a disability.
  6. Identification and contact with community resources.
    • Websites/Super pages
    • Employment Centers/agencies
    • Newspapers
    • Job banks
  7. How to develop and update a resume.
  8. Sending a resume by fax and Email.
  9. Coping strategies for emotional well being during a job search.

Methods of Instruction

  • Instructor presentations
  • Class discussions
  • Self-awareness exercises
  • Role play
  • Use of computer labs
  • Use of communications labs

Means of Assessment

A mastery model of ongoing evaluation will be used.  A student will have completed the course when he/ she has demonstrated through satisfactory completion of exercises and assignments that the course objectives have been achieved.  Where formal tests are used mastery will be defined as a score of 80% or more.

Progress will be monitored on a regular basis by the instructor in consultation with each student.  The student will be expected to maintain regular attendance and progress, to actively participate in all classroom activities, and to complete assignments as directed.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To learn and practise networking skills.
  2. To learn and practise skills of self- presentation.
  3. To develop interview skills
  4. To produce a resume, and be able to maintain and update the resume.
  5. To learn and practise communication skills pertaining to job search.
  6. To identify and contact agencies in the community which provide support for job search.
  7. To develop computer skills for research, word processing, and Email to facilitate job search.

course prerequisites

CAEP 0100


CAEP 0201, 0202, 0203, 0205.

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.