Carrier management Aim: To utilise recent career theory and research to understand the changing careers and employment environment, to investigate the key career competencies for 21st century careers and develop skills that maximize an individualâ€™s effectiveness in his/her future career. The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to investigate a current careers issue or trend (originating in New Zealand and/or overseas) and discuss its implications for careers, individuals, the workforce and/or organisations From the list below, select a current career issue you would like to investigate. This is an opportunity for an in depth exploration of a topic. Your research should be centered on the New Zealand experience. â€¢ Women in Business/Executive Positions/Boards of Directors â€¢ Automation, Jobs and the Future of Work â€¢ Employability and Future Proofing the Career TASK TWO: Prepare an investigative study on your chosen topic. The study should include the following information: a) Introduction - What is my topic? What is my research question? â€¢ research question, scope of research/material identified â€¢ general description of issue or trend provided â€¢ structure of essay provided b) Development - What is the key information about this topic? 15 Marks â€¢ key issues, trends and current debate (if appropriate) identified â€¢ issues/trends supported by relevant theory, statistics, broad based research and information, examples, conclusions from case studies â€¢ relevance of all material to research question clear A draft of this section needs to be submitted online by 9.00 am Monday March 21st through Turnitin c) Discussion - What does it all mean? 20 Marks â€¢ key findings from the research summarised and discussed â€¢ questions raised and an answer attempted â€¢ potential and/or real implications of issues and trends for individual careers, workforce, current career environment and organisations are identified and discussed â€¢ authors own views on research topic and issues/trends articulated â€¢ research question clearly addressed throughout A draft of this section needs to be submitted online by 9.00 am Monday April 4th through Turnitin d) Conclusion - What does this mean to me and my career/my views? 10 Marks â€¢ effective summing up of study, addressing the research question â€¢ relevance of findings to authorâ€™s career or career plans â€¢ sense of completion provided e) Presentation 5 Marks â€¢ Spelling, grammar, flow, format (do not use bullet points but do use section headings as above and as per marking criteria) 2 marks â€¢ Correct APA referencing format used, and provision of a correct reference a) Introduction 10 Marks â€¢ research question identified â€¢ general description of issue or trend provided â€¢ structure of essay provided â€¢ scope of research/material identified b) Development 15 Marks â€¢ key issues or trends identified, â€¢ relevant theory and material identified and discussed- appropriately broad base considered, a number of references â€¢ accuracy and relevance of theory/material chose to topic, â€¢ depth of development, identification of appropriate issues or debate within the topic c) Discussion 20 Marks â€¢ questions raised are discussed, answered, â€¢ implications for careers of individual(s), workforce, organizations are considered where relevant â€¢ potential and/or real implications of the issue or trend identified and discussed â€¢ clarity of understanding and analysis demonstrated â€¢ research question clearly addressed throughout d) Conclusion 10 Marks â€¢ effective summing up of essay â€¢ clear account of topic's relevance to author's career â€¢ sense of completion provided â€¢ research question clearly addressed e) Presentation 5 Marks â€¢ Spelling, grammar, flow, cohesiveness, format (use of headings as above, no bullet points) â€¢ Correct APA referencing format used, and provision of a correct reference list (3 marks) Compulsory Textbook: Inkson, K., Dries, N., & Arnold,J. (2015). Understanding Careers â€“ the metaphors of working lives (2nd ed.). California: Sage Publications. A number of publications will be uploaded onto the course homepage. You will be expected to read these in preparation for class discussions. Some may be required as class resources so will need to be printed if you do not have an electronic devise to use in class. Useful References and Readings: â€¢ Baruch. Y. (2004). Managing Careers â€“ Theory and Practice. Edinburgh: Prentice Hall â€¢ Brooks, R. & Goldstein, S. (2004). The power of resilience. McGraw-Hill, USA. â€¢ Carpenter, Heather (2008). The Career Maze, New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd. â€¢ Carpenter H. A., Inkson, K., Mallon, M. (2006). Proactivity, adaptability, identity, and learning: a model of career competencies for older workers. Unpublished paper. â€¢ Fawcett, R. & Pringle, J.K. (2000). Women CEOâ€™s in New Zealand: where are you? Women in Management Review, Vol.15, Issue 5/6. â€¢ Hall, D.T. (2002) Careers in and out of organizations. California: Sage Publications â€¢ Schein, E.H. (1993) Career Anchors. California: Pfeiffer & Co
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