115-0577/03 – Individual Career Development (ICD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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 1+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To explain career changes in a global changing context. 2.To compare traditional and contemporary approaches to a career. 3.To explicate and analyze fundamental principles of individual career planning and management. 4.To explicate and analyze an issue of career assessment. 5.To explain causes of career problems. 6.To give reasons for the need of a strategic approach to a career. 7.To prepare students for a job search.

Teaching methods



The aim of the course is to focus on explanation the importance of a career in one's overall well-being. The course facilitates and enhances the development of skills needed for individual career planning and management. Main factors influencing individual career are explained, career context is analyzed. The course prepares students for a job search (CV, motivation letters and so forth). During the course students are acquainted with labor market requirements, with organizations’ requirements for graduates, and with the issue of type positions. Following topics are also analyzed: self-assessment issue, individual SWOT analysis, individual portfolio, career problems, and career assessment. An issue of career structure is included too. Attention is given to career choices.

Compulsory literature:

GREENHAUS, Jeffrey H., Gerard A. CALLANAN a Veronica M. GODSCHALK. Career Management.4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4129-7826-2. MIEDANER, Talane. Coach Yourself to a New Career. London: McGraw-Hill,2010. ISBN 978-0-07-170309-3.

Recommended literature:

COON, D., MITTERER, J. O., MARTINI, T. (2017). Psychology Modules for Active Learning.14 e. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN 978-1-305-96411-2. PEDLER, Mike, John BURGYONE α Tom BOYDELL. Manager´s Guide to Self-development. 5th ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill, 2007. ISBN 978-0077114701. Other relevant information sources are available through Central University Library services. Access to full-text articles in relevant e-journals databases is available at http://knihovna.vsb.cz/

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Career development -career -development -factors influencing career -career stages 2. Approaches to career development -traditional -contemporary 3. Individual factors influencing career -personality -approaches to personality -motivation -knowledge, skills, competences 4. Individual career planning and management -individual career planning -individual career management 5. Job earch -practices -CV -cover letters 6. Interview -objectives -types -topics -questions -preparation 7. Successful career, strategic approaches to a career, career problems -criteria -strategic approaches -problems

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
                Written exam Written test 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.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2006/2007 (M6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T040) Regional Development (01) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 4 Choice-compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (M6208) Business and Management (6208T086) Enterprise Economics and Management P Czech Ostrava 4 Choice-compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T040) Regional Development (00) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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