Job Search, Applications and Interviews

Ref: C3127117

This course is to help people to develop confidence in the skills and abilities 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 and how to give a good impression at interview.

Additional information about this course

This course is available to students living within the West Midlands Combined Authority area.

Course aim

To support students in their search for employment through searching online, completing application forms, preparing for interviews and identifying students' existing skills and matching these to possible job vacancies.

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 at least two transferable skills and two areas for development
  • Recognise key things to consider when looking for a job
  • Match skills to job descriptions
  • Complete a CV, Application form and Covering Letter
  • List six ways to prepare for an interview

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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 information sheet

Job Search, Applications and Interviews

Enrolment 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 2019
  • 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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