Job Search & Interview Skills ~ Autumn Term 2013

Tutor: Natasha Johnson-Richards
This course is ideal for those who are unemployed, actively seeking work and those are already employed and looking for a career change.
Venue: Go Digital- Bridgeway, 20 Bridgeway Centre, Nottingham, NG2 2JD
Date: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Time:  9.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Duration: 6 Wednesdays
Fee: £126.00(£113.40 Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income


Course 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.


Course description:

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 job search skills as this is an essential requirement for those on JSA to fulfil the mandatory job seeking hours per week.


Any prior knowledge or entry requirements?

‘No previous experience necessary’


Course content:

• 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.


Teaching, learning and assessment methods: tick those to be used 

Discussion  Group work 

Question and answer Observation  Practical work


How will I receive feedback on my learning progress and achievement?


Learning outcomes:
These are the intended outcomes and may be revised in discussion with the class. Students are encouraged to think about and identify their own individual outcomes.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1. Develop an action plan for job search.

2. Create a CV and Cover letter.

3. Register and practice using the new Jobcentre Portal and other job search sites

4. List Job searching tips and join key networks.

5. List three features to describe how you would prepare for a job interview.


Reading and information sources:


Learners will be provided with a 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.


Suggestions for progression to further study or for using the skills and knowledge gained:


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

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email

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