Module Code: H7CMS
Long Title Career Management Skills
Title Career Management Skills
Module Level: LEVEL 7
EQF Level: 6
EHEA Level: First Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator:  
Module Author: Leo Casey
Departments: School of Business
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Reflect on their career motivations – and consider career options open to them taking into consideration internal and external motivations and influences
LO2 Have the ability to interpret skills and competencies employers seek and be confident in mapping and presenting their competencies to recruiters.
LO3 Identify and evaluate a range of career opportunities directly related to the BA in Learning & Development and those available to graduates of all disciplines.
LO4 Have developed the ability to network effectively and promote themselves at interview.
LO5 Recognise the importance of their CV, cover letter and online brand as self promotion tools.
LO6 Reflect on their recent career choices and produce a career plan that meets their long term aspirations and continuous professional development.
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements

As per programme requirements (outlined in 4.2.2 Minimum requirements for general learning)   


Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Career Planning
Introduction to career planning and management. Where are you now and where do you want to be? Transferable skills, strengths and personal qualities and the key competencies sought by employers Career Choice / Decision Making / Individual review of career development to date Career Options Setting career goals Personal SWOT analysis of skills / skills audit MBTI
Career Investigation
Researching careers Sources of career information Labour Market Information Job search strategies
Job search, the hidden jobs market & networking
Using informational interviews Engaging in Real World Networking Managing your online brand and raising your online profile Using LinkedIn in your job search
Job description analysis Purpose of a CV & Cover letter CV building and analysis Why CVs are rejected Effective cover letters Effective application forms
Interview skills
Competency, behavioural and strengths based interviews Mock interviews
Career Management
Career management and development– reflection on career to date, detailed investigation of career choice area together with an action plan
Assessment Breakdown%


Full Time

Assessment Type: Continuous Assessment % of total: 30
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Learners will produce a professional CV tailored to suit a graduate level role of interest to them. Learners will produce a 100% complete LinkedIn profile demonstrating professional connections and a positive online brand.
Assessment Type: Continuous Assessment % of total: 70
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Learners will participate in an employer networking event (10%) Learners will undertake a graded mock interview (20%) 40%- Learners will deliver a presentation that showcases the self-reflection and career planning exercises taken over the last semester.
No End of Module Assessment
No Workplace Assessment

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom and demonstrations 24 Per Semester 2.00
Independent Learning Independent learning 89 Per Semester 7.42
Tutorial Mentoring and small-group tutoring 12 Per Semester 1.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 24 Per Semester 2.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 101 Per Semester 8.42
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Richard Nelson Bolles. (2022), What Color is Your Parachute?, [ISBN: 1607743620].
  • Corfield, R. (2009), Successful Interview Skills: How to Present Yourself with Confidence, 5th. Kogan Page, [ISBN: 0749456523].
  • Manahan R. (2010), Ultimate CV -Trade secrets from a recruitment insider, Random House Dublin, Poundstone.
  • Fitzgerald, J. (2018), Future Proof Your Career : From the Inside Out, Rethink Press.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
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