Skagit Valley College

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   Job Search

 Title Abbreviation:   JOB SEARCH TECHNIQUES

 Department:    SOSC

 Course #:    113

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    370103

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Through lecture, small group discussion, and homework assignments, students will develop skills in job search techniques such as identifying common job information sources, conducting effective interviews for information and for hire, completing applications and developing resumes. Students will learn that job search is really an information search and involves the use of investigation, strategizing, and problem-solving skills. Due to the requirements and intended benefits of this course, it is strongly recommended that it be taken toward the end of one�s certificate or degree program. Consult with your program advisor if your circumstances warrant taking it early in your training.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. After completing this course, the student will be able to:
    • Identify major skills
    • Effectively complete a job application form
    • Develop a targeted resume
    • Understand what employers look for when they hire
    • Demonstrate appropriate appearance for a job interview
    • Conduct effective interviews for information and for hire

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. List all major topics to be covered during the quarter:
    • Skill identification
    • Employer expectations
    • Appropriate appearance
    • Effective resumes
    • Job application forms
    • Informational interviewing
    • Library tour of job search information
    • Interviewing for hire
    • Planning the job campaign
    • Looking for work on the Internet/Electronic resumes
    • ""Legal hiring"" and discrimination in screening techniques
    • Job searcher's expectations in a culturally diverse employer community