1 day course

CV WRITING & INTERVIEW PREPARATION SKILLS



A one-day interactive and practical course where students will learn the skills of writing a professional cover letter, compiling a CV and tutored on interview preparation skills.

The purpose of the cover letter is to introduce yourself to an organization, demonstrate your interest in the company or a specific vacancy, draw attention to your resume and motivate the reader to interview you. Often this letter is the first contact you have with a prospective employer.

The following will be covered:

The importance of a professional cover letter.

  • How to structure a cover letter.

  • What do you want from your next job?

  • How to interpret the job specifications.

  • Determine what the employer is looking for.

  • Target your CV for the specific position you are applying for.

  • Information on what to include and exclude from your CV.

  • Learn how to write strong personal statements.

Interview Preparation Skills

Once you have been informed that you cv was successful – the prospective employer will ask you to come in for an interview.  It is important that you are well prepared.  You only have one chance to make a lasting impression.  Remember – you are not the only candidate that is being interviewed for the position.  Depending on the seniority of the position, there could be 5 or 10 people being interviewed for the same position!

The following will be covered:

  • How to structure a cover letter.

  • Preparation for your interview.

  • What to expect in the interview.

  • How to behave in the interview.

  • Where to source information and evidence to use in your interview.

Students are required to bring their current CV with them to work on during the course. If the student does not have a current CV, we will prepare a CV for them during the course.

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by the end of the course you will:

Understand the value of your experience when applying for a job.
How to understand and know how to read a job advert.
Skills on how to write a CV