115-0577/07 – 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 graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
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 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

Good knowledge of English language.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Career development •main factors influencing a career •career choices; career stages Approaches to career development •traditional •contemporary Individual factors •permanent and dynamic individual characteristics Individual Career Planning and Management •self-assessment •career opportunities; employers requirements •goal setting; action planning •evaluation Individual career management strategies Conducting a job search •CV, cover and broadcast letters Selection Process •selection process and methods •interview: objectives, preparation, types of interview, questions etc. Successful career; career problems •criteria; problems; strategic approaches

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2012/2013 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Incoming Students 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block