The most important elements of these presentations have been combined into our 4 week “Get the right job” programme
This is our 4 week programme to help members “Get the Right Job” which we run from time to time.
1 – Skills and Capabilities
In this first part we work on understanding and cataloguing your skills and capabilities. This will help you to understand what you can offer and what you should be applying for.
2 – CVs and application forms
Following on from the skills and capabilities session of the previous week, in this session we look at how to create a great CV and how to handle the increasingly common application forms.
3 – Where and how to look
For the third session we go into where and how to look for the right job. How to get the best out of the online tools and also how to use connections to find jobs that haven’t been advertised.
4 – Interviews
In the final session we look at how to prepare for an interview and give your best in it.
Over time we have done a range of different presentations covering many aspects of finding the right job. Here are some of them collected under different topic areas.
CVs and Applications
Presentations that help with different aspects of putting together CVs and filling out application forms.
Building a great CV – How to create an effective CV
CV Profile – How to construct a good CV Profile
Increase the Impact of your CV and Application – Ways to improve the way to write a CV or application form
Speculative Applications – What steps to take to uncover the hidden job market and how to apply.
Application Forms – How to approach filling in application forms
Hints and tops to help prepare for and perform as well as possible in an interview.
Interview Checklist – Quick checklist of things to do to prepare for an interview
Using your CV in an interview – Ways to anticipate interview questions from your CV
Suggestions for where to look for jobs and how to go about the process including setting up a Linked-in profile.
Finding Job Opportunities – Looks at the places where we look for jobs and where employers look to recruit
Choosing the right keywords – A look at what a difference search terms can make when using job websites
Job Hunting Routines – Thinking about what routines are helpful while job hunting
Getting the most out of a Job Fair – What to think about before during and after a job Fair
Meeting Job Descriptions – How to match what you can do with the job description
Your elevator pitch – How to pitch yourself in casual meetings
Networking and Job Hunting – An approach to finding out what your target job is really like
Motivation for the search – How to build up motivation in general and to help get a job
Keeping motivated while looking for a job – Different approaches to keeping up motivation levels
Choosing a direction
Exercises and suggestions to help think through the different options and possibilities for the sort of job that would be ideal.
Motivated skills – A way of discovering your best and most motivating skills
Building a Skills Inventory – Ways to understand your skills and build up the stories that support them for applications and interviews