Work Search Essentials 2: Interview and Negotiation Strategies

Start Date

May 1, 2024

This course will provide career management professionals with the tools they need to coach clients through the process of employment interviews and job negotiations. Types of interviews and commonly used interviewing techniques will be introduced and tips provided to facilitate interview and negotiation success.

“This is an area that I think gets short changed or over looked in the career development process for regular people… so its important for us to gain the knowledge and to let clients know of the actual importance of it.”       – Anonymous, CMPP Student


Additional Information

Required Texts:

Neault, R. (2012). Time to prepare: Developing portfolios, resumes, and interview skills. Life Strategies (PDF).

  • Note: We recommend purchasing Neault, R. (2012). Career strategies for a lifetime of success (3rd ed). Aldergrove, BC: Life Strategies (PDF or print) if you’re completing a full certificate as it includes all “Time to” chapters.

Shepard, B. C., & Mani, P. S. (Eds.) (2014). Career development practice in Canada. CERIC. (eBook or Print available from CERIC).

  • Note: The Shepard & Mani (2014) textbook is a required reading throughout the Career Management Professional Program. Students taking individual courses, therefore, may only refer to a chapter or two; however, this resource is a wonderful addition to your professional toolkit.

For this course, students will be able to choose one of the additional texts. Choose Career Flow and Development for more general educational and career planning tips, strategies, and supports. Choose Career Recovery for more targeted supports for those navigating career transitions within a post-pandemic world. The content of both books is very similar; the vignettes and activities are customized to resonate with the different purposes for each book. Course readings will be mapped to the appropriate chapter numbers for each book.

   Select one of:

        Niles, S., Amundson, N., Neault, R., & Hyung, J. Y. (2021). Career flow and development: Hope in action (2nd ed.). Cognella.

        Niles, S., Amundson, N., Neault, R., & Hyung, J. Y. (2021). Career recovery: Creating hopeful careers in difficult times. Cognella.