This week’s announcement that the UK has suffered its biggest drop in employment since the last recession in 2009 may sound bleak, but don’t give up – we want to help you.
Whether your employment has been affected by the pandemic, you’re looking to change jobs or you’re searching for work for the first time, we have online courses and guides that can help you succeed in your hunt. Read on to find out what you can do to improve your skills and help you stand out from the crowd.
Skills for successful job hunting
So, first things first. Get prepared with a good CV! Our Making a Start with your CV workshop on 29 October will cover what content should be included in your CV to capture an employer’s attention and help you get to the interview stage. This short course is ideal if you’re working on your first CV or simply updating it.
Our Finding and Applying for Jobs workshop on 29 October is designed to help you learn where to find the job of your dreams and make an application. It will help you understand and improve your job search and application process. You’ll learn how to stand out, make a great first impression and get that interview.
Congratulations! You’ve made it to The Interview Stage. Our interview skills workshop on 30 October is designed to help you learn the interpersonal and communication skills needed for a successful interview and the types of interviews that take place in job seeking today.
So, whether you choose to do all three free*, online skills workshops or just one or two, you will feel more prepared and confident in your search.
You’ll also find more useful hints and tips in our 3 part Interview Success Guide, which covers Preparing for your Interview, The Day of the Interview and Online Interview Tips. Make sure you have everything covered with our printable guide and checklist!
Boost your prospects further
And there’s more… digital skills are amongst those that are most sought after by employers and can help you progress in work and boost your job prospects. We’ve developed a range of free* courses to enable you to enhance your skills and improve your chance of getting the job you want. Our new digital skills courses launched in August 2020 – find out more…
If you need any advice or have any questions, please contact one of our team on 0330 332 7997 using Live Chat, social media or the contact us form.
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*Eligibility criteria – aged 19+, live in Somerset and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years.