Job Booster: CVs, Searches and Interviews

Ref: C2420366

This course is for anyone who is lacks confidence in the abilities, skills and qualities they 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 and how to give a good impression at interview.

Additional information about this course

Designed for Southwark residents to gain the skills useful in finding and getting work with confidence.

Course aim

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

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify 2 or more transferable personal skills and 2 areas for development
  • Recognise 2 important things to consider when looking for a job and describe how to efficiently search for jobs
  • Match personal skills to job descriptions and complete a CV, Application form and Covering Letter
  • List 6 ways to prepare for an interview and demonstrate positive body language

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
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, and short tasks. You may wish to bring examples of previous CVs and jobs that interest you

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
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • 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?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • 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

Download full course information sheet

Job Booster: CVs, Searches and Interviews

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This course has been cancelled.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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