Job Search, Applications and Interviews

Ref: C2225216

This course is for anyone who is lacking in confidence about their abilities and the skills and qualities they have to offer in the workplace. The course covers Transferable Skills, How to find and apply for Jobs, Tips on how to write a CV and Covering Letter & how to give a good impression at Interviews.

Additional information about this course

All students will be referred onto this course by JCP and all students will be in receipt of a means tested benefit.

Course aim

To help students to identify their transferable skills and the things to consider when deciding what jobs to apply for.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify at least 2 transferable skills & 2 areas for development
  • Recognise 2 important things to consider when looking for a job
  • Describe how to efficiently search for jobs
  • Match skills to job descriptions
  • Complete a CV, Application form and Covering Letter

How will I be taught?

  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, and short tasks

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • The tutor will provide handouts and any other practical materials used in the session although you may want to bring a notepad and pen for taking notes Tutors will suggest sources of additional information where relevant

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Progress to another WEA taster course or a longer course in a related subject such as Stress Management. There may also be possibilities for accredited employability based courses.

Download full course outline

Job Search, Applications and Interviews Course Outline

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You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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