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.

Get the Right Job Session 1 – Skills and Capabilities   (Power words)

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.

Get the Right Job Session 2 – CV and 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.

Get the Right Job Session 3 – Where and How to Look

4 – Interviews

In the final session we look at how to prepare for an interview and give your best in it.

Get the Right Job Session 4 – Interviews

Previous presentations

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

Cover Letters

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

Telling your story – Experience worksheet STAR – Experience worksheet Competency – Worksheets that help structure stories to use in interviews

Interviews

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

Interview Top Tips

Anticipating Interview Questions

Using your CV in an interview – Ways to anticipate interview questions from your CV

Phone and Video Interviews

Interview Questions

Interview Basics

The Process

Suggestions for where to look for jobs and how to go about the process including setting up a Linked-in profile.

Job Hunting Process

Job Searching in Cambridge    Cambridge Agencies

Getting the most out of LinkedIn

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 Searching

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

Setting goals and targets  Job Search Goal and Target Worksheet – How to take control of the process and build good job hunting habits

Reflecting on the job searchReflection Worksheet – A structured way to learning from our job searching experiences

Choosing a direction

Exercises and suggestions to help think through the different options and possibilities for the sort of job that would be ideal.

Finding a Possible New Direction – An exercise to expand the thinking of possible new job directions uses this Finding a Possible Direction Worksheet

Understanding you top subject areasExpertise Enthusiasm worksheet – Worksheet to identify what you are good at and motivates you

Target Job Outline Target Job Worksheet – A quick way to decide what sort of job you are going for

Making Contacts to Find a Job

Choosing a SectorSIC codesPossible Sectors worksheet Broadening ideas about which sectors could be interesting

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

Choosing a direction- understanding ourselves

Choosing a direction- career hot buttons    Career Hot Buttons Form

Identifying Skills