Job search and interview skills ~ Autumn Term 2012

This course is ideal for those who are unemployed, actively seeking work and those are already employed and looking for a career change.  It will support necessary jobseach skills as this is an essential requirement for those on JSA to fulfill the mandatory job seeking hours per week.

Tutor: Natasha Johnson-Richards
Venue: Go Digital- Bridgeway, 20 Bridgeway Centre, Nottingham, NG2 2JD
Date: Tuesday 23rd October, Thursday 25th October, Tuesday 30th October and Thursday 1st November 2012
Time:  9.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Duration: 4 Days
Fee: £84.00 (£75.60 Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low incomeCourse aims

  • Identify the attitudes required for successful for job seeking.
  • Identify Networks and opportunities for job searching.
  • Review your CV and write effective Cover letters.Define how to prepare and plan for job interviews.

Topics to be covered

  • Developing & maintaining a positive attitude throughout your job search.
  • Plan and  create a CV with a cover letter.
  • Learn about networking and finding job opportunities.
  • Prepare for a Job interview.

Learning outcomes

As a result of this course it  may be possible for you to:

  • Develop an action plan for job search.
  • Create a CV and Cover letter.
  • List Job searching tips and join key networks.
  • List three features to describe how you would prepare for a job interview.

Teaching/learning methods Group Work
The course will be mainly group work and some presentations.   Also there will be the use of worksheets and a small element of role play.

Assessment methods
Questions and answers
Peer review
Group work
Practical work
Role play

Previous learning required
No previous experience necessary

Recommended books, materials or equipment
Learners will be provided with a wallet folder to store handouts and own notes, as well as to store writing materials.  Accredited routes are city & Guilds or NCFE Employability Skills level 1 and 2.

The learners may progress onto the course ‘Online Job Hunting’ or join a Job club (Details provided by JCP).

The tutor can provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA and other local providers. A Giving Information and Advice County Leaflet is available with useful local information. What Next? leaflets are available from your tutor or Programme Organiser to help you with your choices. If you would like to discuss what options are available or how to obtain guidance, please contact your Programme Organiser.

Financial help
If you need help with paying for registration fees or childcare, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor for more information. We will treat all requests confidentially and with respect in accordance with our Learner Support Policy. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

Help with learning
If you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know as early as possible so that we can make arrangements to provide you with support. We will treat requests for help confidentially and with respect. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about learning support. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

Help with English, Maths or Study Skills
You are also entitled to extra help and support with English, Maths or Study Skills. Ask you tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about help with English, Maths or Study Skills.

Sound interesting?

Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email

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