Getting a Job

How will you stand out to prospective employers? This course will guide you through the whole process from deciding which jobs to apply for and writing your CV/resume to succeeding in an interview.

Image of Interviewer questioning Sam at his job Interview Ice Station Alpha Sam is on his way to the South Pole for an extraordinary job interview. You're going to help him. 40 min Image of Three different coloured highlighters on three notebooks Your Train-ing Journey Done job training before and found it difficult to put in to practice? This is different. Have a look at what is coming your way. 15 min Image of Teacher helping students with their job search Who Can Help You? Trying to find a job can feel difficult, but don't worry, there are loads of people who can help... 20 min Image of Sam meeting his advisor Jenny and Sam Sam is going to meet his advisor, Jenny. Can you help Jenny to make Sam think differently about job advisors? 40 min Image of Different coloured pencils in a pencil holder Identify Your Skills Don't think you have many skills? Yes you do - you just need to know how to find them! 25 min Image of Hand writing on paper Create Your CV/resume Having a good CV/resume is vital to finding a job. Find out how to write a good one. 40 min Image of Different coloured computer cables Work Your Network Daniel thinks he's done everything he can to get a job. Will Rose show him another side to job hunting that he's not thought of? 40 min Image of A pile of notebooks Do Your Research How can you use the information gained through good research to stand out from the crowd? 40 min Image of A folded shirt To Apply or Not to Apply? Job adverts can be confusing, learn to understand them and tell if the job is right for you. 25 min Image of A toy car Test Drive the CAR Technique Learn to structure the way you communicate your experiences in a winning way. 40 min Image of Rows of carrots The Selection Process Employers go through particular steps when recruiting. Get the inside story on what you may encounter. 25 min Image of A red desktop phone handle The Call Out of the Blue Emma is about to get a call from a recruitment agency. Help her handle an unexpected telephone interview. 40 min Image of A pencil scribbling on a piece of paper Tailor Your CV You need to adjust your CV for every job you apply for. Find out why and how. 30 min Image of The edge of a ring binder The Application Form An application form is an opportunity to shine. How should you fill it in to get to the next stage of the selection process? 30 min Image of An envelope saying hello A Better Cover Letter No CV or application form should be sent without a cover letter. Find out how to write a good one. 30 min Image of An outdoor clock reading 12.05. Prepare for Your Interview Successful interviews are all about preparation. How do you make sure you are ready? 35 min Image of Sam at his FuturoSystems interview Sam and FuturoSystems Sam has another interview. Can you apply everything you have learnt to help him get him a job? 40 min Image of Female interviewer with female interviewee Ace Your Interview Get ahead by perfecting your interview technique. Get hints on interview questions, body language and the unwritten rules. 35 min Image of Emma at her Pearly Bank interview The Pearly Bank Panel Emma knows there will be more than one person interviewing her at Pearly Bank... has she done her homework on panel interviews? 40 min Image of Pieces of paper advertising Facebook, Twitter and Google Online Professional Presence Make LinkedIn and Social Media work for you in your job hunt. 40 min