Social Media for pleasure and job searching

Ref: C2339182

This course aims to help you gain confidence and improve your IT skills in using computers. You will develop your CV, learn where and how to effectively search for jobs and apply for jobs online. You will create an email address if you don't already have one, learn how to send and receive emails and send your CV as an email attachment.

Course aim

Gain confidence and IT skills using computers, learn how to effectively search for jobs, apply for jobs online, send and receive emails, send attachments, and develop your CV.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Learn how to access and navigate relevant websites.
  • Register with a relevant website creating a username and password.
  • Carry out specific searches for job vacancies.
  • Create or update a CV.
  • Send an email attachment.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Social Media for pleasure and job searching

Conditions

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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