Short Title:Careers Development
Full Title:Careers Development
Module Code:CADE H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:General Programmes
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Author:SEAN MC HUGH
Module Description:The aims of the component are to: To provide the learner with practical experience of a structured approach to career decision making as it relates to employment in their course of study; To develop reflective practice in the career decision making process.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse one’s intrinsic motivating factors as part of the career planning process.
LO2 Appraise the course-related careers landscape in the context of one’s transferable skills and the competencies required.
LO3 Develop and implement a personal development plan.
LO4 Design covering letters, curriculum vitae and/or other job application material tailored to particular job specification requirements.
LO5 Plan for and present oneself for different interview process and assessment scenarios.
LO6 Critically reflect on the lessons learned in the career planning process

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Sample Report – Find and investigate suitable opportunities in the job market; research the job competency requirements ; compare them with the students own competencies and decide on the suitability of the jobs. 1,2,3 30.00 n/a
Written Report Sample Report - Design and prepare appropriate job applications customised for different job specification scenarios and requirements. 4 25.00 n/a
Presentation Plan and execute interview and assessment scenarios 5 20.00 n/a
Written Report Sample Report: The student will take stock of their journey to date, reflecting on the lessons they have learned and approaches they plan to use in the future. 6 25.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture It is expected the module will be delivered as a series of workshops 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial It is expected the module will be delivered as a series of workshops 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 2.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Richard N. Bolles 2011, What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012, Ten Speed Press [ISBN: 9781607740100]
  • Bill Faust and Michael Faust 2006, Pitch Yourself: The Most Effective CV You’ll Ever Write, the best interview you’ll ever give, Secure the job you really want, Financial Times Prentice Hall [ISBN: 100273707302]
  • Spencer Johnson 1998, Who Moved My Cheese?, Putnams & Sons [ISBN: 03991444463]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Taking Control of your Future: A Practical Career Workbook for Students and Graduates, Dublin Higher Education Alliance and Careers Services; Available from ITT Dublin Careers Service
This module does not have any other resources

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