CRR07006 2016 Professional Development for Accountants
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Identify sources of information on job opportunities.
Create a comprehensive CV and cover letter to effectively market themselves.
Demonstrate the necessary skills to undertake a job interview.
Design and deliver an effective oral presentation supported by information communication technology.
Identify and apply on the job soft skills.
Maximise the potential of the induction process.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Students will be required to actively engage with the material presented in the lectures. A number of strategies will be used to achieve this objective to include the following;
- Small group work discussion and presentation of ideas
- Role Plays eg Mock Interviews
- Case Studies
- Use of DVDs
- Guest Speakers
Module Assessment Strategies
Individual Job Application Portfolio - Consisting of CV and cover letter for a job vacancy
Individual Mock Interview and Personal Reflective Statement
Group Project and Presentation
Repeat Attend as the module is 100% continuous assessment
Job Seeking Skills
Career networking, recruitment methods, online resources, trends in chosen sector of employment
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 tests
Overcoming communication apprehension, nonverbal communication in public speaking, structure in oral presentations, visual aids to enhance your oral presentations, guidelines to cope with problems and opportunities in the question and answer session
On the job soft skills
Team dynamics, leading teams. meeting preparation, writing the agenda, action minutes, time management, stress management
Purpose of induction, basics of an induction process
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Individual Job Application Portfolio||Continuous Assessment||Individual Project||30 %||Week 4||1,2|
|2||Individual Job Interview||Continuous Assessment||Interview||30 %||Week 6||1,2,3,5|
|3||Group Project and Presentation||Continuous Assessment||Group Project||40 %||Week 12||1,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Tutorial||Flat Classroom||Practical Skills Development - max student numbers@20||2||Weekly||2.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2015-08-11 What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Ten Speed Press
ISBN 160774662X ISBN-13 9781607746621
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the worlds most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually, with more than ten million copies sold.
This 2016 edition features the latest studies and perspectives on todays job-market, including proven strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none. Career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals surprising advice on what worksand what doesntso you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.
This helpful manual shares proven tips for writing impressive resumes and cover letters, as well as guidance for effective networking, confident interviewing, and the best salary negotiating possible. But it goes beyond that by helping you to zero in on your ideal joband lifewith its classic Flower Exercise. Whether youre searching for your first job, were recently laid off, or are dreaming of a career change, What Color Is Your Parachute? will guide you toward fulfilling and prosperous work.
2012 Human Communication: The Basic Course Pearson
ISBN 0205101941 ISBN-13 9780205101948
Human Communication Updated in a new 12th edition, Human Communication: The Basic Course surveys the broad field of human communication, giving attention to theory, research, and skill development. This book provides an in-depth look at the concepts, principles, and skills of human communication, emphasizing public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication.
Bolles, R.N. (2015) What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, Ten Speed Press
DeVito, J. (2012) Human Communication:The Basic Course, Pearson
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