Online Job Search (Version 2) ~ Spring Term 2013

This course is ideal for those who are unemployed, actively seeking work and those are already employed with little online job search skills.  It will provide the necessary skills needed for jobs search.    This is an essential requirement for those on JSA (Job seekers Allowance)to fulfill the mandatory job seeking hours per week.  It is also training on how to access to the latest tools and websites used for Job search and how to use the new government portal for seeking work CV creation and organising your job

Tutor: Natasha Johnson-Richards
Venue: Go Digital 20 Bridgeway Centre, Nottingham, NG2 2JD
21st, 23rd, 28th,30th January 2013
: 9.30am – 3pm
Duration: 4 sessions
: £70 (£63.00 Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income

Course aims

• Identify Networks and opportunities for job searching.
• Review your CV and select effective Cover letters
• Register and understand features in the new re-launched government jobs portal
• Define how to use the government portal in your action plan .

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.
• Plan how you intend to use the jobs portal.

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
• Register and practice using the new Jobcentre Portal
• List Job searching tips and join key networks.
• List three features to describe how you would prepare for a job interview.

Teaching/learning methods
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 or via a planned IAG(Information Advice and Guidance Session).

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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