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Course Type: Job Training
Institute Name: Pitman Training
Fee: On Request
Duration: One Day
Course Locations: Carlow, Kildare, Cork City, Louth, Galway City, Waterford, Limerick City, Westmeath, Kildare, Sligo, Kerry, Wexford, Dublin City Centre

Course Details

This one-day seminar is perfect for anyone who is looking to apply for a new job. You will learn how to write an unmissable CV and writing a perfect cover letter to ensure you secure yourself an interview.

Offered at a wide choice of training locations this seminar provides intensive tutor-led personal development training.

Having completed the seminar, you will have a personalised workbook with exercises, individual notes and a concise personal action plan to ensure that the skills learnt on this course will be successfully applied when applying for a new job or promotion within your present employment. Plus you will have gained a widely recognised Pitman Training certificate.

Key topics include how to;

  • Learn to identify already-acquired strengths, skills and experience.
  • Identify ways to present these to the best advantage in written forms.
  • Create compelling CVs, application forms and covering letters.
  • Develop strong techniques in all aspects of job applications to give you the competitive edge in the job market.

As the cornerstone of successful job hunting is an effective CV; this seminar considers CV's in detail including;

  • Why CVs are important: employer's needs; making the CV individual; securing the interview.
  • Achievements to date: what should be included, such as qualifications and experience.
  • Getting the style of your CV right: avoiding the pitfalls.

In addition, we also cover;

Researching the job: understanding the qualities required; identifying how suitable the job is for you; matching your CV to the advert.

Researching yourself: identifying achievements and interest; emerging patterns; highlight skills and relevant experience.

The Covering Letter - The model letter: reasons for writing; persuasive writing. Letter format: standard length; language; presentation. Good and bad letter styles.

The Application Form - The purpose of applications forms: standard formats; easy reference. Completing the form: the importance of accuracy; honesty; presentation; how to use your CV in conjunction with the application form.

Contact us today for further details on this seminar.

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