CRR07001 2011 Professional Development

General Details

Full Title
Professional Development
Transcript Title
Professional Development
Code
CRR07001
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
CRR - Career Planning
Department
INFO - Information Systems
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2011 - Full Academic Year 2011-12
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Padraig Harte, Karen McManus
Programme Membership
SG_KSOFT_B07 201100 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development L7 SG_KSYST_B07 201100 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Systems and Networking L7 SG_KSYSN_B07 201200 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Systems and Networking L7 SG_KCOMP_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KCOMP_G07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Computing SG_KSYSN_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Systems and Networking L7 SG_KCOMP_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KSYSN_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Systems and Networking L7 SG_KCOMP_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Description

This module is designed to prepare students for their work placement in the computing industry. The module endeavours to improve the employability skills of the students with particular emphasis on CV and Interview preparation and on the job soft skills to be an effective team member.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Create a comprehensive CV and portfolio to effectively market themselves

2.

Demonstrate the necessary skills to undertake a job interview

3.

Design and deliver an effective oral presentation supported by information communication technology

4.

Identify and apply on the job soft skills

5.

Maximise the potential of the induction process

Indicative Syllabus

CV Design and Creation

Writing cover letters, understanding the format and structure of a CV, designing your CV, skills audit, application forms

Interviewing Theory, Techniques and Skills

Preparing and researching, job description, person specification, cultural fit, instilling confidence and reducing anxiety, how to dress for the interview, body language, listening and answering questions, asking questions, handling difficult questions, interview follow-up, assessment centres, psychometric testing

Presentation Skills

Overcoming communication apprehension, nonverbal communication in public speaking, structure in oral presentations, visual aids to enhance your oral presentation, guidelines to cope with problems and opportunities in the question-and-answer session

On the job soft skills

Team dynamics, effective team behaviours, leading teams, meeting preparation, writing the agenda, action minutes, handling irate users

Induction

Purpose of induction, basics of an induction process

  

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual Project Job Application Portfolio Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,4
2 Interview Individual Job Interview Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
3 Group Project and Presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Practical Work 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

None

Other Resources

Douglas, Arlene & O'Neill, S (2010) The Essential Work Experience Handbook, 2nd ed, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan

McClave, H (2008) Communication for Business, 4th ed, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan

McEvoy, S (2008) Get Your Ideal Job: Job Seeking Skills Workbook for Students, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan

Sligo Institute of Technology Careers Service

Additional Information

External speakers will be invited to speak to the students about their knowledge of the job hunting process and the computing industry. This will give the students an understanding of how professionals evaluate and select candidates.