Final Project: Preparing Your Job Search

This final course in the Technical Writing and Communication certificate program prepares students to secure employment as technical communicators. Each student develops an industry-appropriate portfolio and resume that are tailored to the job market and the type of job desired. Students also learn how to make the most of social networks such as LinkedIn and prepare for interviews.

Topics include:
  • Identifying the types of jobs the student wishes to pursue
  • Defining an appropriate job-search approach
  • Developing networking skills
  • Developing a resume to support your job search strategy
  • Crafting cover letters targeted toward specific job postings
  • Creating a professional portfolio and web presence
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Tracking your networking and job search progress

Prior to enrolling in this class, students must contact the department for approval. E-mail or call (408) 861-3860.

Prerequisites :

Offering code Offering title
TEWR.X400 Technical Communication: An Introduction to the Profession
TEWR.X404 Developing Technical Information from Plan to Completion