CV Writing and Interview Skills Workshop

Our team of expert writers can produce a top class CV for you, however a number of our clients would like the ability to write their own CV and then update it when they need to. There is also a cost factor for a number of clients, and hence we offer a course to provide you with the tools you need.

CV Writing

Your CV is a marketing tool that is used to try and entice an employer into meeting you face to face where you can sell yourself properly. It needs to be professional, eye catching, and has to show you off in every way possible.
 
CV writing content includes:
 
  • Establishing the aim of the CV
  • Understanding your target market
  • Personal profile
  • Education & qualifications
  • Your chronological career history
  • What roles have you undertaken
  • Listing your key duties & responsibilities
  • Technical capabilities
  • Your achievements
  • Listing your key skills & competencies
  • Other relevant experience
  • References/testimonials
 
Unlike a lot of CV writing workshops, we don’t just tell you how it should be done; we help write it for you and ensure it is written and produced to the very highest standard.

Job Application Coaching
Having a top CV often only gets you 1/3 of the way to the job you want. How you apply to a live vacancy via S1 Jobs, Total Jobs, Monster, Indeed or any other source is also vitally important. As is the way you send out speculative job applications and deal with recruitment agencies. We can offer to show you how to go about it.
 
The techniques that we teach include:

  • Applying to advertised vacancies through a complex navigation of newspaper listings, job boards and recruitment websites
  • Making speculative applications to the organisations that you would love to work for, but that aren’t currently advertising a vacancy, tapping into the huge “hidden” job market
  • Managing recruitment agencies as effectively as possible, ensuring they’re commitment to helping you
  • Tailoring your approach to each position you apply for so that you stand out from those using generic CVs and cover letters

Interview Skills
There is little point in having a killer CV that gets you to every interview when you lack the skills to navigate the questions that are asked of you. Our interview skills workshop will help you prepare for any level of interview and ensure that you are aware of what lies ahead.
 
Interview Techniques:
 
  • Preparing for your interview
  • Chronological interviews
  • Telephone interviews
  • Competency based interviews
  • Assessment centres
  • General do’s and don’ts
  • Typical employer questions
  • Questions to ask employers
  • Closing the interview
  • Gathering feedback
 

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