115-0577/04 – Individual Career Development (ICD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. PhDr. Iva Kirovová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-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 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:

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:

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
                presentation and project Project 36  19
        Examination Examination 64 (64) 0
                Written examination Written examination 64  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2008/2009 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R010) Finance (01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan

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