115-0358/01 – Career Development (RK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2005/2006Year of cancellation2011/2012
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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KIR30 doc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To explain background of the changes of a career issue in global changing context. 2.To compare traditional and contemporary approaches to a career. 3.To explicate and analyze fundamental principles of individual and organizational career development planning and management. 4.To explicate an issue of career assessment and causes of career problems. 5.To give reasons for the need of a strategic approach to a career. 6.To prepare students for a job search.

Teaching methods



The aim of the subject is explanation of changes regarding a career issue which are reflected in traditional and contemporary approaches to career development. Main factors influencing career development are analyzed on a background of a transition to a post-industrial era. Individual and organization approach to career development is explained and analyzed. The course enhances students’ skills for a job search. Both an issue of a career assessment and causes of career problems are explicated. The importance of a strategic approach to career development is emphasized.

Compulsory literature:

ARNOLD, John et al. Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2020. 626 s. ISBN 978-1-292-26943-6. GREENHAUS, Jeffrey H., Gerard A. CALLANAN a Veronica M. GODSCHALK. Career Management. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2010. 485 s. ISBN 978-1-4129-7826-2. MULLINS, Laurie J. Organizational Behaviour in the Workplace. 12 th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2019. 714 s. ISBN 978-1-299-24548-5.

Recommended literature:

DONE, Judith a Rachel MULVEY. Brilliant Graduate Career Handbook. What you need to know and how to do it. 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. 303 s. ISBN 978-1-4479-2199-8. McDONALD, Kimberley a Linda HITE. Career Development. London: Taylor and Francis, 2016. 208 s. ISBN 978-1-138-78613-4. KING, Daniel a Scott LAWLEY. Organizational Behaviour. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 704 s. ISBN 13 9780198724025

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Career • Meaning • Main factors influencing a career • Traditional career approaches Transition to postindustrialism • Main characteristics • Knowledge economy • Changes of organizational and work design Career in postindustrial context • Job redesign • Employers´ requirements • Contemporary career approaches New career • Protean career • Portfolio career • Problems Career in organizational context • Changes of organizational approaches • HRD, HRM • BSC, Skandia model • Organizational career management The changing psychological contract • Differences • Breach of psychological contracts • Career plateau • Career planning Individual career planning • Context • Stages • Decision making Individual career management • Context • Strategies • CPD • LLL Job search • Transactions • Methods • CV and motivation letters Career motivation • Organizational context • Career motivation typologies Career models • Criteria and context Successful career • Criteria • Career duality • Contextual and individual factors Career problems • Types of problems • Coping

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 36 (36) 0
                Other task type Other task type 36  0
        Examination Examination 64 (64) 0
                Written examination Written examination 64  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T095) Economics and Law in Journalism P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Šumperk 2 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T037) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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