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Job Search Skills and Maintenance

Course Code: CSCT 0140
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15
Learning Format: Lab, Seminar, Practicum
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course is designed to prepare adults with an employment barrier with a comprehensive overview of job seeking techniques. Students will be given the opportunity to write a resume, practice interviewing skills, review employment rights and responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on developing good work habits and attitudes required to keep a job.

Course Content

  • developing job search contacts, through newspaper ads, employment centres, and Internet research
  • creating a cover letter and resume on the computer
  • organizing a systematic approach to the job search
  • interview preparation
  • labour standards act
  • skills for maintaining employment including self management skills
  • employer and employee expectations

Methods of Instruction

  • Instructor presentation
  • Class discussion
  • Roleplays
  • Written assignments
  • Videos

Means of Assessment

A mastery model of on-going 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, actively participate in all lab instructed activities, and completes all assignments as directed

Learning Outcomes

1. To gain an understanding of networking skills
2. To develop a cover letter and resume
3. To participate and practice interview skills               
4. To identify job ads and the hidden job market
5. To learn about employee rights and responsibilities
6. To identify and develop work habits to keep a job

course prerequisites

Acceptance into CSCT program


CSCT 0150

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.