CARD 415 DeVry Entire Course

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CARD 415 DeVry Week 1 Discussion

Personal Values (graded)

Chapter 1 of our text focuses on an understanding of one’s place in one’s field through such things as personal traits, preferences, and values. Evaluate the list of personal values that employers seek, found on page 8 of our text. Share two of the personal values listed that you feel are the most important. Support your view with examples from personal work experiences when possible.

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 2 Discussion

Self-Assessment Exploration (graded)

In anticipation of this week’s self-assessment assignment, go to.rileyguide.com/assess.html”>http://www.rileyguide.com/assess.html and explore the many self-assessment sites presented. Without choosing sites that are fee based, take several of the surveys in a few different categories. Did your results confirm what you knew about yourself or did they surprise you at all? Name several of the traits, interests, skills, and/or values that you discovered and link them to success in your chosen field.

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 3 Discussion

SMART Goal Practice (graded)

Let’s talk a bit about setting goals. Goals are easy to set but a bit harder to make a reality. This week’s lecture defines and gives advice on setting SMART goals. Review the lecture, and then try to rewrite one or two of the following general goals into one that is SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ATTAINABLE, REALISTIC, and TIMELY. After you have written your chosen goal, look at some written by classmates and provide feedback to them. General Goals: I want to lose some weight, I want to get a new car, I want to get a job in electronics, I want to write video games, I want to get a master’s degree.

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 4 Discussion

Traditional vs. Social Networking (graded)

Close to 80% of jobs are discovered and secured through what is called the “hidden job market.” To help tap into this market, job seekers need to network. What’s the difference between traditional and social networking? (Hint: see Chapter 4.) How socially connected are you, and what can you do to increase this important type of networking?

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 5 Discussion

Resume Types (graded)

Chapter 5 of our text discusses the various types of resumes. Contrast the chronological and the functional types. Which of the three types, chronological, functional, and combination, best suits your career needs? Why?

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 6 Discussion

The Importance of Professional Portfolios (graded)

Do you think professional portfolios are more important for entry level job seekers or experienced professionals? Justify your view.

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 7 Discussion

Behavioral Based Interview Questions (graded)

Find examples of behavioral based interview questions (these will usually start by asking “Tell me about a time,” or “Give an example of.” Make sure that the questions you find ask the respondent to present a skill or trait by describing an incident or behavior. Post two behavioral questions for your first post. After that, respond to at least two posts by a classmate, and then try to comment on the responses other students have given.

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 1 Assignment

Current Resume

Details:

Because CARD415 is a career refresher course, you should already have prepared a resume. Evaluate your current resume draft and update it as necessary. Submit a draft copy of your resume for this week’s graded assignment. You will have an opportunity later to revise this draft after receiving feedback from your professor; still, make this resume as complete and updated as possible. A final resume will also be a part of the Course Project to be submitted at the end of the course. See Checklist for Submitting Current Resume and Rubric for Current Resume in doc sharing.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .equella.ecollege.com/file/8ff9f27a-3772-48cf-9855-4bec4e6706bf/1/Dropbox.html”>step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 2 Assignment

Summary of Self-Assessment

Details:

Summary of Self-Assessment Outcomes

In this assignment, you will be creating a list of your skills, values and personality traits. Be sure to use the text material and lectures to assist you with completing the assignment.

Step 1: Skills Assessment

Indicate five transferable skills you have to offer to an employer. A list of transferable skills is found in our text book on pages 30-31. Feel free to search the Internet for additional lists. After listing the skill, briefly explain through example how you have put the skill to use.

Transferable Skill Explanation/Example
   
   

 

 

Indicate five job specific skills you have to offer to an employer. In addition include a minimum of one example for each in which you can prove how you have put the skill to use.

Job specific skill Explanation/Example
   
   

 

 

Step 2: Values Assessment

In the following table include a list of your top five work values. Examples of values include independence, security, creativity, freedom etc. See page 8 in our text book for a list of values for reference. Please be sure to reflect carefully on what you value most.

*Please note you are not being asked to take the instrument, which requires a fee, rather you are being asked to reflect on the information and analyze what you believe your personality type to be.

Value (List the values in order of importance to you.)

 

One sentence indicating why this value is of importance to you.
   
   

 

 

Step 3: Personality Assessment

Review the information at.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/”>http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/

Based on what you know about yourself determine what you believe your MBTI personality type code to be and note it below. Use this information to complete the second column of the table below. Feel free to review other Myers Briggs pages as well.

Include each of the four letters of your code below. Use one line for each letter. After reviewing the meaning of each letter to the left, review the various statements on how these traits may apply to you. Your response should be a minimum of two to three sentences and include examples of what a person is like who has these traits that are represented by these letters.

 

   
   

 

 

Step 4: One Sentence Description

After you have completed the steps above, write a one sentence description of you using information from each step.

The grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Summary of Self-Assessment Outcomes Rubric

Content Item Description Points Points Earned
Step 1: Skills Assessment A minimum of five transferable and five job specific skills were provided. Examples were included. 25  
Step 2: Values Five work values were included with an explanation. 25  
Step 3: Personality Assessment MBTI personality type was included. A two to three sentence reflection was included. 30  
One Sentence Description Information from each step is included in the sentence. 10  
    90  

 

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 3 Assignment

Smart Career Goals

Details:

SMART Goals Worksheet

Use this worksheet for the Week 3 assignment. Think about your immediate career goal upon graduation. Be as specific as you can when addressing the 5 traits of this SMART goal.

Specific – What specifically do you want? Don’t just say “to get a job.” You need to think of either the title of the job or the kind of work you wish to do.

Measurable -How will you know if the goal has been reached? What will happen or be the situation?

Attainable -Is it within reach? How do you know that you are capable and able to attain your goal?

Realistic-Re-examine the specific goal (position/work) you stated above. Is this goal realistic for you? Explain.

Timely (Time Frame) -This is an important part of any SMART goal. By when do you plan to achieve your goal? This may be a bit difficult given a specific economy, but set a date or time frame in months for achieving this goal.

SMART Goals Assignment Rubric

Goal Trait Description Possible Points Points Earned
Specific Goal was specifically stated. 10  
Measurable Measurement of goal was given. 10  
Attainable Proof was given that goal was in reach. 10  
Realistic Goal was defined as realistic. 10  
Timely Time frame given for goal achievement. 10  
Comments:      

 

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 4 Assignment 1

List of References

Details:

Reference List Assignment

Create a Reference Sheet or List of five people with addresses, email, phone numbers, companies and titles (where appropriate). It’s a good idea to use the same header for all professional documents, i.e., your resume, cover and thank-you letters, reference sheet, etc.This list will be presented to potential employers so they can talk to someone besides you about your work, values, behaviors, etc. Most references are checked via a phone call. However, it is not unheard of for a reference to be checked via email.

Include references from one or more of the following categories:

Professional and/or Academic. Make sure you have professional references whenever possible. You may want to use the headings PROFESSIONAL and ACADEMIC on your reference list to clarify what type of referees the people on your list are. Be aware that employers may request professional references that include current and previous supervisors and colleagues.

Note: It’s important that you contact your references to confirm that they agree to provide a strong, positive reference for you. It’s also important that you keep your references informed about your career search so they are prepared for phone calls or emails from hiring managers.

Some individuals, especially when they have been working in their fields for some time, create their reference lists with just their professional references. Feel free to use the template found on the next page.

Reference Sheet Rubric

Requirements Possible Points Points Earned
Total of 5 references given 10  
Required information given for all references 10  

 

Reference Sheet Template

References for (Your Name)

Name of Reference Title (for professional references only) Company City, State Phone Email
Name of Reference 1          
Name of Reference 2          
Name of Reference 3          
Name of Reference 4          
Name of Reference 5          
Name of Reference 6          

 

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 4 Assignment 2

Long Term Career Plan

Details:

A two-part assignment including long-term career strategies and company research. See Doc Sharing for a description and a rubric. A very useful resource for completing this assignment is the Career Research Library Handout found in doc sharing.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these

.equella.ecollege.com/file/8ff9f27a-3772-48cf-9855-4bec4e6706bf/1/Dropbox.html”>step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

(Long term strategies and company research)

Directions

This assignment will give you practice on using important library/Internet resources for your successful job search. See this week’s lecture for some tips on doing career research using these types of resources.

This assignment has two parts: research of future positions and research of possible companies for future employment. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to do a thorough job researching and providing your responses. Follow the directions below using the numbered and lettered parts of the directions as your template for completion.

Part 1 – Long Term Career Strategies

  1. Describe the position in which you are currently working in your field or an entry-level position you could attain with your degree you are completing. Include the following information:
  • The position title
  • The duties of the position
  • Expected salary
  1. Provide information on next projected position within your career track after the one you named in Step 1. Include the following information:
  • The position title
  • The duties of the position
  • The expected salary
  • The timeline in which this position will be obtained
  • The skills you will need to develop while employed in the position above to be able to obtain this next career position
  1. Provide information on next projected position within your career track after the one you named in Step 2. Include the following information:
  • The position title
  • The duties of the position
  • The expected salary
  • The timeline in which this position will be obtained
  • The skills you will need to develop while employed in the position above to be able to obtain this next career position
  1. Discuss the overall lessons you learned from this project in a paragraph or so.

 

Part 2 – Company Research

  1. Locate three employers who would employ someone with your degree and skills and complete the following information on each of them:
  • Name and full mailing address of Company/Organization and Company Website address
  • Type of product or service the company provides
  • Financial performance of company (try to supply both earnings and profit numbers)
  • Give the names of two of this company’s chief competitors
  1. Based on the information you have learned, name the company that you feel is the best prospect for future employment and justify your selection.

NOTE: Make sure you complete 1 and 2 above for three companies.

See rubric below for this assignment.

Grading Rubric for Long Term Career Plan

Content Item Description Points Points Earned
Part 1.1: Position Position, duties, and salary were included. 10  
Part 1.2: Position Position, duties, salary, timeline, skills were included. 15  
Part 1.3: Position Position, duties, salary, timeline, skills were included. 15  
Concluding Paragraph Information learned from research included. 5  
Part 2.1 Employer Address/webpage, products, financials, competitors included. 10  
Part 2.2 Employer Address/webpage, products, financials, competitors included. 10  
Part 2.3 Employer Address/webpage, products, financials, competitors included. 10  
Company Choice and Justification Selection of best company as an employer and rationale. 5

 

 

 

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 5 Assignment

Career Objective and Personal Summary

Details:

  1. CAREER OBJECTIVE

Most experts advise job seekers to construct a career objective that includes a specific job title or career/field area combined with words that summarize applicable experience combined with a couple of other personal/professional qualities. It is also recommended that you complete the statement or statements with a comment as to why it is in the employer’s best interest to hire you. To complete both the career objective portion and the personal summary portion of this assignment, find a job advertisement for a position for which you will qualify upon graduation. Use this ad to help you craft these two options for a resume.

Proven, cleared, and certified technologist with Information Technology (IT) experience spanning a nine-year career. Currently seeking an opportunity to utilize obtained IT skills in an Information Assurance or Cyber Security capacity that will leverage the combination of diverse knowledge and formal education accomplishments. Extensive knowledge of hardware and software implementation that seamlessly translates to the enhanced confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems.

  1. PERSONAL SUMMARY

Quite often job seekers prefer to include a personal summary in their resumes in place of a specific career objective. Some job seekers include both. This exercise will give you practice at creating your own personal summary. This section of a resume can be entitled “Personal Summary,” or sometimes it may be called “Skills/Achievements.” Take a look at the Skills/Achievement statements in the sample resume located on pg. 93 of our textbook. You will notice that this section includes both competencies or skills and achievements or experiences. An example of a personal summary could look something like this: Five years experience installing and servicing local area network. Work well under tight deadline and within diverse teams. Customer service oriented with ability to problem solve and find creative alternatives. Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to adapt to quickly changing situations.

Through studying information technology at DeVry University, I hope to build on the skills and knowledge that I have already gained from my previous educational experiences and my own self-study. My goal is nothing less than to gain a thorough knowledge of all the critical aspects of information technology, such as programming languages, software engineering, networks, information systems and hardware development. Having immersed myself in the world of computers for quite some time now, I am fully aware of the complexities of all these areas, and as a consequence I believe that it is essential for anyone who aspires to work in IT to have undertaken the sort of rigorous studies that only an advanced degree can offer.

Career Objective and Personal Summary Rubric

Item Description Points Possible Points Earned
Career Objective Includes position, skills offered, and employer’s desired traits 25  
Personal Summary Includes 3-4 statements of talents, achievements, skills, etc. 25  
    50

 

 

 

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 6 Assignment

Targeted Cover Letter

Details:

Although many jobs are applied for online today, there is still a need for a professional cover letters in today’s job search. Sometimes for positions that are advertised online, the employer asks for a cover letter to accompany the resume. Cover letters are tools to introduce candidates to employers and also to give additional information about job seekers. The bottom of page 105 in our text provides ideas of what information needs to be found in each of the paragraphs of a cover letter. Remember, this letter should not tell your life’s story, but it should be targeted enough to an open position that it encourages the reader to take a look at the accompanying resume.

Write a targeted cover letter for the position which you used to write your targeted resume. Use formal business letter writing conventions, and make sure that the information is balanced on the page and correctly written. See Figure 5-4 on page 106 of our text for an example. Make sure you are using the name of the company and the address of that company in this business letter.

 

CARD 415 DeVry Week 7 Assignment

Practice Interview Evaluation Form

Details:

Note to Interviewer: Feel free to use your own instrument; however, whatever instrument you use needs to be sent electronically within 24 hours of the interview so the student will be able to receive credit for the practice interview before the end of the course. Thank you.

What were student’s positive interview traits?

What areas could the student improve upon?

 

 

CARD 415 DeVry All Week Course Project

Contains Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

.equella.ecollege.com/file/e1ef15a0-1fc6-4a48-be0e-8370409ba5e6/3/CARD415_CH_CourseProject.html#”>Course Project: Portfolio

Objectives

The objective of this assignment is to assemble some of the tools you have been working on for your career development efforts, as well as to select and present some samples of your best work.

Guidelines

This project consists of several assignments, some you have previously completed and some you will be developing. Make sure that you start on this project early, before the week in which it is due. All parts below should be placed in a single Word document and placed in the appropriate dropbox. Required parts of the portfolio and their corresponding points are listed below. Take extreme care in assembling this course project, because it takes the place of a final exam and is an essential tool in your future job search efforts.

When it is time to begin your job search, finalize your career development portfolio by removing the advertisement and cover letter sample from this project and adding a few more samples that demonstrate your best skills and experience.

  • Mission Statement: Use this interactive website to complete this part:.franklincovey.com/missions/login”>http://msb.franklincovey.com/missions/login. You do not have to include each part of this exercise, but include several parts that will accurately convey your personal mission statement. (15 points)
  • Advertisement: This needs to be a copy of an advertised position for which you would qualify after graduation. (15 points)
  • Targeted Cover Letter: Using your chosen job advertisement, create a cover letter specifically targeted to this position. Try to include something about the company and definitely demonstrate how you qualify for this specific position. Make any improvements necessary from your earlier cover letter. (15 points)
  • Final Resume: This should be your best resume yet, incorporating all feedback received! (70 points)
  • List of References: This can be the same list as previously created and can contain some new individuals. (15 points)
  • Proof of Hire DeVry Submission: Directions for this portion are in Doc Sharing. (25 points)
  • THREE Samples: Supply three samples of your best work. These samples can be from school, work, or other situations in which you can demonstrate skills and achievement. (45 points)

Milestones

Throughout the course when you complete and update an assignment (such as the cover letter or resume), make sure that you place it in a file marked CARD415 Portfolio so that you will have easy access to it for the project deadline of Week 8.

Grading Rubrics

Category Points Description
Mission Statement 15 Completed according to directions.
Advertisement 15 Ad is for a degree-related position and includes the title and description of the position.
Targeted Cover Letter 15 This letter is created according to letter writing standards, and it targets the position noted in the advertisement.
Final Resume 70 The resume incorporates the feedback received, is dynamic, and helps to sell the candidate.
Hire DeVry Submission 25 A screen shot or receipt is submitted, showing that the resume has been submitted to this DeVry database.
List of References 15 Reference list should include names, addresses, and best contact phone numbers. E-mail addresses are optional.
Sample #1 15 Each of the following samples taken from work, school, volunteer, or other personal situations demonstrates technical and transferrable skills. If desired, more than three samples can be included.
Sample #2 15 See above.
Sample #3 15 See above.
Total 200 A quality portfolio will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.