CARD548 Personal Learning Outcomes

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CARD548 Personal Learning Outcomes
Discuss personal learning outcomes from the class experience that you are willing to share…

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CARD548 Personal Learning Outcomes

CARD548 Personal Learning Outcomes

Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts – 56 Pages 

Discuss personal learning outcomes from the class experience that you are willing to share.

One of the most important personal learning outcomes that I gained in this course is the hidden job market. The hidden job market is phrase used to describe jobs opportunities that are not posted in newspaper advertisements or online job postings. Employers who operate in this market use alternatives in their hiring practices that include internal hiring, recruiting firms, headhunters, and referrals from current employees. Some ways to tap into the hidden market is to expand my network connections by attending job/career fairs, conferences, and community events to set up informational interviews regarding job openings. Another way to make connections is to reaching out to employers of interest by visiting the office, making a cold call, or sending a letter of interest. Finally, volunteering is also a way to make connections and tap into the hidden job market. When companies are looking for volunteers you can sign up, get to know the employees and express your interest in working for the company.

When you understand your -“self”, you help your career development by knowing or being aware of your personalities / behaviors, interest, skill set, and values. You know what your strengths are, and the things you dislike most of all. This information gives you the opportunity to work on your weaknesses, thus strengthening your core values and shaping your career. Your employer will appreciate you as a employee, that knows their self-worth. Your confidence will shine through your attitude, for it’s your attitude that truly describes you.

Now that we are entering week seven, I can truly say; answering questions about myself, makes me stop, think, and evaluate my life, and career. I ask the questions am I on track? Should I do more? Or is it enough – what I’m currently doing. Questions like these, are the hardest for me because it’s dealing with my truth…