CARD 405 Career Development All Discussions Questions

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CARD 405 Career Development All Discussions Question



Week 1 Discussion Question

Why is understanding yourself important in your career development? How can you ensure that an employer will realize that you have a clear grasp of who you are and what you have to offer? 


Week 2 Discussion Question

The prospect of searching for a job can be very intimidating. What techniques have you used in the past when you were job hunting? Which ones were most effective? Least effective? What do you attribute their effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) to? 


Week 3 Discussion Question

Although estimates vary, it is suggested that 80% or more of the job openings that exist are in the hidden job market. What is the difference between the published job market and the hidden job market? What techniques would you usually use to access the published job market? What techniques would you use to access the hidden job market? This section lists options that can be used to view responses.


Week 4 Discussion Question

In Career Focus: A Personal Job Search Guide, Martucci Lamarre (2006) suggests that if we want to realize our job dreams, we need to think about ourselves as products to be marketed, and in order to do this, we need to contextualize ourselves within the five Ps of marketing: product, price, place, presentation, and promotion (p. 4). Please reflect and respond to the following questions taken from our textbook.

What exactly is your product and how is it different from (or better than) other similar products?

  • Where will you sell your product?
  • Who are the potential buyers of the product and how does that price compare to similar products being offered?
  • How will you let others know about your product, and how will you develop its presentation to appropriate markets?

Week 5 Discussion Question

Experts will tell you that it is important to prepare for an interview. What type of preparation could and should you do? 


Week 6 Discussion Question

Once you have a resumé that gets noticed by employers, the next step in securing the job that you want is to interview successfully. The key to interviewing successfully is your ability to respond appropriately and well to the questions asked during the interview. Pick three questions from the following list (Martucci Lamarre, 2006, p. 121) and tell us how you would respond to them. 


Week 7 Discussion Question

Review the “Criteria for Evaluating a Job Offer” on pages 138–139 in the textbook. What are your top two criteria out of each of the four basic areas? Why did you choose these criteria? 

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