Our Complete Job search course includes nine lessons each on CV writing, Conducting a Job Search and Preparing for Interview. You will also receive samples and checklists for CV writing as well as interview questions and suggested answers.
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Constructing an effective CV is a key part of the job searching process. A strong curriculum vitae (CV) is essential to get your application noticed when there are many candidates for the same job. Your objective at this point in the process is to get to an interview, and then you can sell yourself to the employer.
We will give you sample CV’s and consider the best format to use for various positions, also CV examples, and CV templates.
Often recruiters have hundreds of applications for each job, and when they sort through applicant’s CV’s they are looking for a reason to reject applications. If you don’t present a professional CV with no errors, demonstrating that you have researched the job and believe you are right for it, your CV will be on the “out” stack!
Having a successful CV is about selling your skills and experience and showing employers you are the best person for the job. It should make it easy for employers to appraise your qualifications, skills and experience and appreciate you are appropriate for the role.
The lessons are designed to help you to write an effective CV. They cover many aspects of Cv’s and Resumes in an easy- to- follow straightforward way. We will cover; –
- samples and examples
- Global tips
- power words
- CV Formats
- Cover letter advice
- information about Applicant Tracking Systems
We will guide you to prepare a template for your CV. Whether you want to know how to write a CV or Resume for an internship, or how to attract the attention of the hiring manager for a management position, we have valuable advice and guidance to offer you. There will be example CV’s and suggested formats, to ensure you get to interview, then we will help you to excel there as well!
Make Your CV Targeted
Your CV needs to be a targeted document, tailored for the role for which you are applying. We will show you how to tailor your CV by reviewing it against a job specification and make sure it highlights that you are the right match for the job.
Use Keywords and Power Words
We will look at specific keywords, and provide you with a list of power words you can use to enhance your CV. We will demonstrate how to turn negative statements into more positive and powerful statements.
Once you have all you need to write a fabulous, effective CV, you will move on to our Job Search and Interview Preparation Courses.
Job Search Course
Job search is a formidable undertaking. The average person will job-hunt eight times, so you may as well master the process. Our aim is to improve the odds in your favour.
The author of “What colour is your parachute?”, possibly the best-selling job-hunting book ever, believes that you may know the person who could help you find your next job!
There are many types of job search, conventional and unconventional. We will look at Job search strategy, examine a number of tactics and suggest you select what works for you.
Use Your Contacts to Find A Job
We will review how to use your contacts to secure a new job. And we will look at networking, which is about recognizing shared goals and looking for ways to benefit mutually.
The Hidden Job Market
Do you know about The Hidden Job Market? Hundreds of thousands of high salaried jobs are filled each month, that are never visible on job boards. The hidden job market offers fantastic chances to maximize influence and minimize opposition. We will make sure you tap into this amazing resource.
Your value proposition is, in essence, the potential of what you can deliver to the employer, supported by quantifiable achievements. Value propositions demonstrated in testimonials or CV/resumes that establish results are relevant to key decision makers because they are predominantly focused on strategies for revenue generation, cost savings and growth.
Getting Past the Gatekeeper
A key consideration is how to get past the “Gatekeeper”, who may be hindering the progress of your CV. The” Gatekeeper” is the person employed to avert approaches to the manager you are trying to contact. Their job is to deal with as many issues as they can, freeing up their superior to deal with the crucial issues only they can handle.
Be careful not to sabotage your job search through incorrect disclosure of Personal Information. In many countries now, employers cannot legally use personal information to make hiring decisions. This can be problematic if a piece of personal information is voluntarily provided by the candidate and the employer can’t ask for clarification, so draw their own conclusions. Have a look at our advice on this.
And finally, in this section, we summarise our advice in our Hints and Tips section. Even if you think you have mastered job search, the job market is dynamic, and expectations change- so check this lesson out.
Prepare for an interview
The lessons are designed to help you to prepare for an interview. Written by people who have conducted interviews as employers, who can speak from real life experience and give you an accurate insight into the mindset of an employer.
You will find that the lessons cover many aspects of interview preparation in an easy- to- follow; straightforward way. We will cover these topics: –
Ways to prepare for an interview.
How to research the company and role you are seeking; Where to look for relevant information, issues to consider, how to pitch yourself as the best candidate. We look at different types of interviews, what is involved, what to expect.
Tips to prepare for an interview
How to prepare for an interview, correct dress to wear, how to conduct yourself at the interview, what to do after the interview. We will also look at interview “do’s and don’ts”.
Prepare interview questions
Whether you are preparing for an interview for an internship, or for a management position, we have valuable advice and guidance to offer you. There are example questions and suggested answers, to ensure you are ready for anything.
Types of interviews
We look at the various formats and techniques companies use, so you are fully prepared, know what is expected of you and can give your best performance
Behavioral or competency-based interviews.
We will help you prepare for this important type of interview, show you examples of questions you might be asked, and help to ensure you can give great well thought- out responses.
Prepare for an interview by thinking like an employer
We will show you what the employer is thinking, what they need to know, and more importantly what you need them to know. You will learn what questions to expect and how to prepare answers so they see you are going to be the perfect fit for the role.
We have many messages from grateful readers who say they have got the job of their dreams after following our advice, often at significantly increased salaries.