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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Employment Communication A Lab based course

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

Employment Communication: A Lab based course is intended as Finishing School for Undergraduate students of Colleges / Professional Institutes who are soon to join the workforce. It is possible that some of these students might have completed Courses or trained on Professional Communication / Soft / Communication Skills, the fact is that there is still a genuine need for intensive practice so as to put up a stellar performance during the three stage process of Employment Communication.In the first stage (CV writing) students will be trained to write impressive CVs aimed to grasp the attention of organizations / employers they would like to work with. In the 2nd phase, students will be taught the basics strategies of cracking Group Discussions (GDs) to demonstrate their Team working abilities; and also that they can emerge as leaders while still maintaining the Group /Project goals of the organizations. In the third and final stage, post a short & lucid theoretical lecture on how to tackle Interview Questions, students will undergo practical Personal Interview Sessions so as to get a feel of the real scenario and reduce the fear factor.In conclusion, the objective of the proposed course (on Employment Communication: A Lab based course) is to prepare students to effectively train & confidently prepare to enter the workplace.
INTENDED AUDIENCE :All Final year UG level students of the Engineering, Humanities, Science, Commerce, Management disciplines preparing for Employment to join the workplacePREREQUISITES :Must be enrolled in the UG Course & preferably in the Final year of their Course of studyINDUSTRY SUPPORT :Most Private and Government Companies (including Maha-Ratna, Mini-Ratna & Nava-Ratna), Private concerns , and companies in PPP mode

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Module I : Course Introduction & Verbal CommunicationModule II : Non Verbal Communication & Cross Cultural CommunicationModule III : Body Language & Listening SkillsModule IV : The Employment Process & CV WritingModule V : The Cover Letter, CV Writing Lab & Group Discussions (GDs)Module VI : Group Discussion (GD) Lab & Introduction to InterviewingModule VII : Personal Interviews (PIs) & PI Practice LabModule VIII : PIs, Student Speak, & Course Wrap-up

Taught by

Prof. Seema Singh

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