DPD 2113 Employability Skills for Academic and Career Development

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Course Introduction and Objectives

This course is designed to help students identify the knowledge and skills required for obtaining and keeping employment. Course work will emphasize individual skill assessments, interpersonal communication skills, workplace responsibilities, teamwork skills, safety issues, and personal management skills for the workplace.

Intended Learning Outcomes

1. To help students explore their values and career choices through individual skill assessments.
2. To make realistic employment choices and to identify the steps necessary to achieve a goal.
3. To develop and practice self-management skills for the work site.
4. To explore and practice basic communication skills.
5. To learn skills for discussing and resolving problems on the work site.
6. To assess and improve personal grooming.
7. To promote safety awareness including rules and procedures on the work site.
8. Understand and learn health issues associated with computer usage and how to overcome them.

Resource Persons

Aruna-Gamage
Professor
Department of Human Resource Management
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardanepura
keppetipola
Senior Directing Staff
National Defence College
Colombo 03
Thushara
Senior Lecturer
Department of Business Administration
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
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Mr. Pradeep Kumara

Senior Lecturer
Department of Business Administration
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
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Mr. Kevin Roshintha Fernando

Lecturer,
Department of Sports Science,
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Determine How Personality, Self-Concept, Interests, Attitudes, Aptitudes, Abilities, and Personal Priorities Affect Career Decisions
  • Analyze How Self-Concept can Affect Job Performance
  • Relate Personal Priorities to Professional Priorities
  • Use Want Ads, the Internet and Other Job Search Tools
  • Prepare a Personalized Resume and List of References
  • Resume Video
  • Compose and Prepare a Cover Letter
  • Develop a List of Potential Employers
  • Complete a Job Application Form
  • How to Fill Out a Job Application
  • Prepare for an Interview
  • Describe What to do and What Not to do During an Interview
  • Interview Videos
  • Compose and Prepare a Follow-Up Letter
  • Evaluate a Job Offer
  • Steps to Follow if You Do Not Get the Job
  • Determine what You May Gain as an Employee if you Succeed in Winning at Work
  • Identify Expectations of Employers
  • Describe How You Can Do Your Best as an Employee
  • Video:  Keeping Your Job:  Good Management Skills
  • Teamwork Leads to Success
  • Tips for New Employees
  • Accept Criticism Positively
  • Have a Positive Attitude
  • Keep a Good Sense of Humor
  • Do Not Cause conflict
  • Avoid Comparisons
  • Thinking and Acting Safely
  • Office Safety
  • Safely Using Machinery, Tools, and Workplace Items
  • Fire Protection
  • health and First Aid
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Disability Insurance
  • The Starting Point—Basic Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Methods of Communication
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Using the Telephone
  • Writing Business Letters
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Communication Tools
  • Good Grooming
  • Wardrobe
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