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HRM 505 Career Planning & Development

Jahangirnagar University
Department of Management Studies
Course Outline
Nafiza Islam, Lecturer
Room no.FBS-15

Course Name : Career Planning & Development

Course Code : HRM-505

Credit Hours : 3

Summary of Course:
This Course provides the knowledge and insight necessary to compete in todays challenging job
market. This relevant and timely course helps students investigate careers as they apply to
personal interests and abilities, develop skills and job search documents needed to enter the
workforce, explore the rights of workers and traits of effective employees, and address the
importance of professionalism and responsibility as careers change and evolve. This course also
aims to provide an understanding of the strategic role that effective career planning and
management plays in a successful career and life. Because successful career management has
been empirically linked to intrinsic and extrinsic career satisfaction, career management skills
should be learned and practiced. To do so necessitates first an understanding of the extant career
literature and how you can apply it to your career path. To this end, concepts, techniques, and
processes are explored, with an emphasis on linking theory and research with practical lifelong
skill development. An in-depth understanding of career issues will help you become a successful
employee and/or leader, and will assist you with your long-term career goals and aspirations.

Course Objectives
Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

List components of a job application and explain how to complete an application properly
Describe rules and procedures for maintaining a safe work environment and explain how
to respond effectively to workplace emergencies
Explain the importance of good communication in a workplace and identify methods for
improving communication skills
Assess personal strengths, skills, interests and values that influence the career search
Identify marketable skills developed from a liberal arts education and demonstrate how to
convey the value of transferable skills to employers
Utilize networking strategies to identify future employment alternatives

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Construct a professional resume that clearly outlines students unique skills and
Write an action-oriented and concise cover letter and a professional thank you letter
Research resources to assist with the employment search and acquire organizational
Effectively use online professional networking sites
Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of interviewing and effectively present
their unique contributions in a mock interview setting
Determine transitional issues for post-graduation endeavors and manage career

Student Expectations
This course requires the same level of commitment from you as a traditional classroom course
would. Throughout the course, you are expected to spend approximately 57 hours per week
online on the following activities:

Interactive lessons that include a mixture of instructional videos and tasks

Assignments in which you apply and extend learning in each lesson
Assessments including quizzes, tests, and cumulative exams communication

We are obliged to follow up on all reported cases of academic misconduct and do so in
accordance with University guidelines for due process. Students whose behaviors are determined
to be unethical are assigned an academic sanction comprised of a minimum of one full letter
grade reduction from the grade they would otherwise receive, and a report is filed with the
University. We expect full adherence to that code from all students in this course.
Understanding ethical standards now and learning how to behave in an ethically responsible way
is part of your professional training. This issue is complex, but holding yourself to a high ethical
standard now is a professional behavior that will only benefit you in the long run.

Class Etiquette
Think of professional training and behave in all class sessions as though you are on the job.
Treat the guests, your instructor, all course-related personnel, and your colleagues with the
courtesy and respect that you expect to receive in return.

Students exhibiting any inappropriate behaviors in any sessions will not receive attendance credit
and may be asked to leave the room. Inappropriate behaviors include talking, sleeping, doing
other work in class, arriving late or leaving early, and use of electronic devices. Beyond the
inherent bad taste of such behaviors, appropriate behaviors are part of the curriculum of this
course. Please turn off all cell phones prior to class.

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Course Contents with Syllabus

1. Introduction to the Study of Careers: Definition, Views of career, Career management,
Career management process, Career development, Multiple career concept, changing
landscape of work/ Factors effecting the career, Importance of career management. (Mid 1)
2. Model of Career Management: Steps in career management model, Career anchor,
Techniques for effective self-exploration, Environmental Exploration, Obstacles to career
exploration. (Mid 1)
3. Applications of the Career Management Model: Career goal, Components of career
goals, overcoming obstacles to goal setting: A set of guidelines, Causes and sources of
career indecision, Implications of goal setting for organizations and their employees,
Career strategies, Career appraisal, Guidelines for effective career appraisal. (Mid 1)
4. Occupational Choice: Approaches of occupational choices, Guidelines for effective
occupational Decision making, Organization entry process, Factors of unrealistic job
expectations, Circumstances of effective use of RJP. (Mid 2)
5. Early Career: Content areas of socialization, Organizational actions during
establishment, Organizational actions during achievement, Individual actions during
achievement. (Mid 2)
6. Middle and Late Career Issues: Middle career, Experiences in midlife transition, Career
plateau, Obsolescence, Midcareer change, Organizational actions during midcareer,
Organizational actions during late career. (Mid 2)

Books Recommended
1. Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Gerard A. Callanan & Veronica M. Godshalk (1999), Career
Management, Third Edition, Harcourt, Inc. New York
2. Edgar H. Schein (1978), Career Dynamics: Matching Individual and Organizational
Needs, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, London.

Modes of Evaluation:

Areas Marks
Midterm 01 20
Midterm 02 20
Presentation on Self- Introduction 05
Assignment (TeamPresentation) 10
Attendence 05
Final 40
Total 100

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1. Presentation on Self- Introduction
You have to prepare a complete CV along with a recent formal photograph. After that you have
to do an individual presentation on self introduction. Please folllow the following sequence for
preparing the slides.
Professional aim
Scolastic record
Extra curriculam activities
SWOT of self

2.Assignment (Team Presentation)

You have to do a group thesis on Career Development Assesment: A Study on Female

Employees in Banking Sector of Bangladesh A thesis format is enclosed.

Evaluation Grade:

Marks Range Letter Grade Grade Point

80 and above A+ (A Plus) 4.0
75 to 79 A (A Regular) 3.75
70 to 74 A- (A Minus) 3.50
65 to 69 B+ (B Plus) 3.25
60 to 64 B (B Regular) 3.0
55 to 59 B- (B Minus) 2.75
50 to 54 C+ (C Plus) 2.50
45 to 49 C (C Regular) 2.25
40 to 44 D 2.0
Less than 40 F 0.0

Nafiza Islam
Department of Management Studies
Faculty of Business Studies
Jahangirnagar University
Savar, Dhaka.

Have A Nice Journey Togather

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