Applying for jobs


Course description

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.
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