Class 019:
MCOE Construction Technology

Professional Career Development Schedule:

Location: MCOE Construction Technology 

The following workshops will help guide participants with 21st Century Employability SkillsPre-Employment AwarenessEmployer Expectations, Job Retention, and best practices for Interviewing for a position.

Finding Your Purpose at Work


A lot of times, people think the purpose is reserved for those who found their noble calling when they were five, and always wanted to be a teacher or a nurse, and the rest of us are left to slug it out in corporate America. That belief is wrong. Join experts Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod to learn how to find more purpose, happiness, and fulfillment in the job you already have. In this course, Lisa and Elizabeth are bringing in a range of guests from a variety of roles and industries who have found and held on to a sense of purpose. Learn how to discover your purpose through self-exploration and conversations with your managers. Plus, find how to bring your purpose into interactions with customers, your boss, family, and friends. Lisa and Elizabeth also introduce a game-changing exercise that will reignite your passion—in just 10 seconds.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the fundamentals of connecting money with meaning at work.
  • Examine the art of framing as it pertains to your job.
  • Explore ways of utilizing stories to animate a meeting.
  • Discover the best steps to use when dealing with naysayers.
  • Break down the fundamentals of connecting your life with your work by bringing purpose with you.


*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning Account

1. Watch LinkedIn Learning Video

2. Submit Assignment/Quiz HERE

Impact on Sectors, Companies, Jobs and Professional Opportunities


*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning Account

1. Watch LinkedIn Learning Video


Labor Market Information Instructions

  1. Go to
  2. Choose: Browse Careers by Industry
  3. Then click on the drop down menu to select an Industry
  4. Click Browse
  5. Select your interested Career/Job
  6. Identify:
    1. Job Choice
    2. Knowledge
    3. Skills
    4. Abilities
    5. Personality
    6. Technology
    7. Education/Training
    8. Job Outlook
    9. Salary
  7. Complete this process for at least 3 jobs
  8. Gather all this information before beginning the assignment.
  9. Click HERE to begin.
  10. When completed, click Submit.

Labor Market Information (Assignment)



Learn how to work best on a team. Explore the key characteristics of exemplary team members and find out how you can adopt these behaviors to become a more valuable collaborator.


*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning Account

1. Watch Individual LinkedIn Learning Videos


1. What are some of your “Maintenance Anchors”? These are things in your daily life that can help you maintain a positive mood.

2. What are some of your “Repair Anchors”? These are things that can help you repair a bad mood.

3. Identify your “Why”. Write down 3 non-negotiable goals (personal or work related), with 3 specific action items that will help you meet your goals.

4. Tell me about a time when your attitude affected a relationship, your approach, or your ability to complete a task for work and/or school and what changed your approach to get the task completed?




What is initiative? When individuals show initiative, they do things without being told. They find out what they need to know, identify and take advantage of opportunities that others let pass by. They act, instead of react.


1. Watch: What is Initiative (2m 22s)

2. Watch Individual LinkedIn Learning Videos

*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning Account

3. Watch: Success at Work – TAKING THE INITIATIVE AT WORK (3m 58s)


1. Give an example when you took the initiative at school and/or work. What was the situation and the setting? Were you in a group or did you move forward as an individual? What were the outcomes or results?

2. What are consequences if individuals are passive and/or reactive in the workforce?

3. What are potential rewards you may benefit when you take the initiative at work?

Submit Assignment Here

  • Class Activity
    • 1. Your supervisor is going to be out of town for the next couple of days and has left you in charge. What actions will you take once you been assigned these responsibilities?
    • 2. You are interested in working on the side to make additional income. You have been asked to work on a project to build a 10×12 shed for a potential client. What steps would you take next?
  • Assignment

November 30, 2021:  Laird Manufacturing Hiring Event

Conflict Resolution


Improve your relationships with your coworkers, clients, and managers and find your way through conflict back to cooperation. In this LinkedIn Learning course, negotiation and leadership coach Lisa Gates shares the secrets of effective conflict resolution and reveals simple, repeatable techniques that apply in most business situations. She presents “The Resolution Roadmap,” a practical framework for exploring and navigating conflict resolution, including identifying the issue and distinguishing fact from fiction. A scenario helps take you through best practices for opening the conflict conversation, brainstorming solutions, and coming to an agreement. In addition, she shares powerful conflict resolution techniques that can help you enhance your listening skills and reframe problems to find common ground.

Learning objectives

  • Define the “Name, Blame, Claim” cycle.
  • Distinguish different types of conflict styles.
  • Recognize contentious tactics.
  • Identify issues and needs.
  • Explain how to reframe.
  • Increase conflict capacity.


*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning

1. Watch the LinkedIn Learning Course Videos

Conflict Resolution Foundations (51m)

2. After completion of the entire course: “Start Exam”

3. Submit Certificate of Completion using the Start Assignment button

Values and Work Ethic


Learn about some of the most common company values and discover the ways real-world circumstances sometimes cause them to conflict with this course designed to help you recognize, articulate, and solidify your understanding of your own company’s values and ethics. Author Paul Smith presents case studies of the kinds of dilemmas that happen in companies every day, allowing you to consider the right course of action in each scenario.

Learning objectives

  • Integrity versus results
  • Leadership versus discipline
  • Getting results versus safety
  • Discipline versus fun
  • Passion for winning versus cooperation
  • Transparency versus getting results
  • Company interests versus employee interests
  • Fairness versus integrity
  • Supplier interests versus company interests
  • Trust versus fairness
  • Innovation versus quality
  • Safety versus respecting individuals
  • Customer focus versus shareholder focus


*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning Account

Complete the LinkedIn Learning Course: Values and Ethics: Case Studies in Action 


1. Watch “Values and Ethics: Case Studies in Action” LinkedIn Learning Videos

2. After completion of the entire course: “Start Exam”

3. Submit Certificate of Completion using the above submit assignment button.

4. Choose one case study from the Case Study Discussion pdf: Chapter One, Two, Three, or Four and answer the questions for the case study of your choice. Your answers should be well thought out and in full, complete sentences. For examples of how your completed assignment should look, please refer to the Sample Answers pdf. 

Watch Individual LinkedIn Learning Video 

A Career Strategist’s Guide to Getting a Job


Explore strategies designed to increase the chances of hearing back from potential employers, including how to get a resume past applicant tracking systems (ATS). Job search expert Jenny Foss walks through the elements of a successful job search, from crafting a great resume to finding the right job listings. She discusses how to create a career plan, how to prepare for an interview, and how to negotiate for the best salary and benefits. Plus, Jenny covers how to make your first 60 days on the job a success.

Learning objectives

  • Creating a career plan
  • Identifying a target job
  • Finding the right job postings
  • Working with recruiters
  • Preparing to apply for a job
  • Crafting your professional brand
  • Writing a cover letter and resume
  • Succeeding in a job interview
  • Following up after an interview
  • Negotiating salary and benefits

A Career Strategist’s Guide to Getting a Job (49m)

1. Start a Job Search

2. Find Available Jobs

Introducing Big Interview

Big Interview Password: MCOE@ROP#1c

Effective Job Searching Presentation


Now that you are closing in to apply for an available position. What’s the next step? How can you get an edge over the millions of other job seekers out there?

Job Searching Presentation

Watch LinkedIn Learning Videos:

How to Perform Company Research Overview

Researching the company you are interested in is vital information.  From knowing possible job opportunities and descriptions,  opportunities for advancement, and pay scale, and company culture.  You may be asked during your interview about what you know about the company, and any knowledge of the company you can share during your interview will show them that you have your done homework and are interested in working for them.


Please use all the following resources to get to know a company that you have interest in. You will be sharing this information as a group during face to face class time.

1.Company website

2. Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)

3. Glassdoor  (Visit for company culture insight, past interview questions that have been asked and pay scale for jobs.)

4. News Articles

5. Check with your networks (those who work at those places you, interview, ask questions, etc.)

6. Payscale   (Visit to find the pay scale for a position you would be interested in at the company of your choice.)

Hiring Events

hiring event (also know as a job faircareer expocareer fair or a recruiting event) is typically held by employers, Department of Workforce, schools, or recruiters to promote open positions and many times offer on-the-spot interviews to interested candidates. These events are a great opportunity for job seekers to attend. An individual can meet employers, see what open positions are available, ask questions, identify the minimum requirements, and get a feel for the company and their expectations. Also, since many hiring events attract multiple employers, this gives the job seeker several opportunities to interact and network. This may open other options that you may not have considered. In addition, it’s a great chance to practice those interpersonal skills and have conversations with employers in a learning environment.

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Application Process


*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning Account

1. Watch Individual LinkedIn Learning Videos


1. Create an account on EdJoin

2. Under My EdJoin, select “Print Profile”. Save information as a PDF. 

3. Submit PDF via email.

How to Identify Potential Positions Overview

As you start looking for open positions that you have selected in your Career Action Plan, individuals can research in two ways: Identify open positions or identify companies/organizations that have the positions you have selected.


1. Identify open positions across multiple employers. Below are some online tools (select at least 5):

2. Identify companies/organizations that have the positions you selected and complete at least 2 steps below

  • Visit their website to look for job opportunities (Careers, etc.) 
  • Participate at Hiring Events that your potential companies/organizations attend.
  • Follow their Social Media (“Like” and start building a rapport with company)
  • Reach out to the company: via email, Social Media (direct message), phone call
  • Stop by and show your interest in the company and potential openings. Let them guide you on how to proceed with the application process.

3. Once you have found these open positions. The next step is to research the roles, duties, minimum requirements, and expectations of each position. You will find this information in the Job Description. Identify the key words, themes, and competencies for these roles.

4. Please submit the information on three potential positions you would consider applying for and why those three positions

Resume / Letter Tips





Jobscan Logo


The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances are. Generic resumes are a dime a dozen and unlikely to do well in an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS). Using Jobscan, you can easily optimize your resume against any job description and make yourself a top candidate.


  • Emsi –  You can use this tool to optimize your resume for the type of job that you would like to apply for.

  • TagCrowd – Great tool to quickly see “keywords” in a job description.