Working in 21st Century

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WORKING IN THE 21st CENTURY
SEMESTER 1 ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013 LECTURE 1 Overview of Course Description of Assignment

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COURSE OBJECTIVES
1. 2. 3. 4. NEW PARADIGM OF WORK CAREER THEORIES ABOUT UNDERSTANDING YOU LEARN TO WORK IN 21st CENTURY  MOTIVATION, LEADERSHIP, TEAMS, INTELLIGENCE & STRESS 5. SUCEEDING IN CAREER 6. CAREER PLANNING AND JOB HUNTING
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WORKING IN THE 21st CENTURY
• 13 lectures. • PowerPoint slides of lectures will be posted at least a day before the lecture. • There is a prescribed text for course • There will be recommended readings. • These [prescribed text & recommended readings] must be read if you hope to do well/pass –
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• Therefore important to read on a regular basis rather than waiting to the ‘end’ to read! Clarify during break…do not wait to the ‘end’ and then send email…..too ‘difficult’ to explain!
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ABOUT THE EXAM
• You can be assured there will be questions on the following topics:
– – – – – – – – – Career Theories [at least 2 questions] Changing World of Work, Trends & Forces of Change Self-Concept SOME EXAM QUESTIONS MAY BE Motivation SIMILAR, IF NOT IDENTICAL TO Intelligence QUESTIONS THAT HAVE APPEARED IN PAST EXAM PAPERS. YOU ARE Stress THEREFORE ENCOURAGED TO Teams COMMENCE PREPARATION FOR THE EXAM FROM THE START OF THE Leaders COURSE INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR THE Job Hunting COURSE TO END!
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EXAM PREPARATION
• The exam questions requires students to demonstrate analytical & critical thinking. • It is not simply about regurgitation. • Consequently, there are NO MODEL ANSWERS. • You need to describe, discuss & debate course content and be able to relate to personal situations [yours] & apply to a variety of scenarios. kkant@ntu.edu.sg 14

EXAM PREPARATION

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A TYPICAL QUESTION
• Drawing on Kaplan's article Reaching your Potential in the Harvard Business Review in the July/August 2008 issue [Vol. 86, Issue 7/8, pages 45-49], explain how you will implement the three steps as proposed by Kaplan in his article, in your career on
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