Course: Without Experience into Work I

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Course title Without Experience into Work I
Course code OCH/BEPI
Organizational form of instruction Practice + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zlámalová Dagmar, Ing.
  • Petrželová Dagmar, Mgr.
Course content
1/ How to practically use psychological knowledge in practice? - How to increase social and motivational skills with practical knowledge in the field of social psychology - How to learn to "read" other people using practical psychology - Self-awareness of personality and its development, identify their own strengths and weaknesses and the resulting potential benefits / problems of entry into work - Which characteristics are innate and acquired, how they work and how to develop them - Adaptation of the internal and external, what is affected and how it affects the success in beginning the job, what I can still change - How to use psychological knowledge for other people in crisis situations - Using of assertive behavior under diplomatic or psychological characteristics of the other party - How to set personal and professional development through knowledge of themselves and prevent the stagnation of own career - Psychology of conflicts and other difficult situations, how to cope with failures - Practical solutions in practical situations 2/ Practical preparation for working interview - Preparation for working interview : collecting informations about company, information about offered working position and "hidden" position; how to follow up company policy; background papers for an interview; - What you should know about yourself, self-presentation; - How to write attractive cirruculum vitae (c.v.) as a graduate; pozitive and negative examples; - Motivational letter /why is neccessary and for what it´s used for; - Interview /forms of interview, layout, stage, aims and commission for Personnel manager and for candidate; - Testing procedures - The most frequent questions and how to reply to questions - How to express activity and show an interest - How to ask for salary, introduction with salary usage on Labour market, illustration of salary negotiations - Single stages of interview, identification of the most frequent mistakes - Summary, individual evaluation of interview, instructions. 3/ Candidates orientation in Labour Law - Duties and discretions of employee and employer consequent on Labour Law and fair customs, what it can be asked for and what it can be expected; - "Law literacy'' of graduate in a field of Labour Market - Working Contract Essentials; Possible Work Contract belongings; What the contract should not include; Employee and his rights; - The most frequent employer tricks at the beginning of work and during it; - The most frequent mistakes of employee at the beginning of work and during it; - Variety of work and legal relations, it´s advantages and disadvantages, changes of working relations, terminations; - Workload and working conditions; - Working relations in the point of view of an employee and employer; - When it´s possible to start to deal about Contract belongings - When it´s possible to change the Work Contract - Ramuneration - Diferences between employment in private and state company, advantages and disadvantages; - Employment Office, Rights of an applicant for a job; - The most frequent mistakes of graduates at the begging of their career; 4/ Communications with an employer - First impression, personal image, applicant's etiquette, what to avoid, what to be prepared for in communication with an employer; - Taking advantage of verbal and nonverbal communication in one's favour, ability "to read" your partner, ability to persuase; - Ability to express oneself appropriately, positive expressions; - Principles of impressive presentation of ideas and arguments; - Constructive dialogue management skills, assertive techniques in practise, ability to reject; - Negotiating in difficult situations, how to cope with coercive acting, conflict situations'; solving, constructive argument, personal and impersonal conflict - Team communication, horizontal and vertical communication, communication noise and its elimination; - How to improve communication, feedback;

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Student will get the basic knowledge necessary for his placement at Labour Market. Student also passes 2 weeks work experince at an employer (must correspondent with the student´s field of study) and therefore he gets working experience. This subject will help to student to get easily a job.
Student will be able to search his possibly work, to orientate in Job Market, to communicate with Employer with the practical use of psychology, to orientate in practical field of labour relations. Students get the basic economic knowledge. Student will atttend 2 weeks working experience at the employer (must correspondent with student´s field of study) and therefore he gets the valuable experience in his field of study.
Students participation in the course is not linked to any expertise. 100 % attandance in this course is required (exceptions are approved in case of illness). Courses are carried out by interactive form, students co-operate with lectures. 14 days students working practice at employer is required during course or after.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam, Dialog, Questionnaire

Student will attend an education with the maximum nonattendance 2 hours in term. A part of the education is 2 weeks work experience at the employer (must correspond with the student´s field of study) and student must write an evaluation of work experience.
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Study plans that include the course
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