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At the college we believe securing the best job for you is important, which is why we have created some useful resources. This can be such as help with creating a CV, or tips for succeeding at interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

Our CV resources:

 

 

CVs- Writing Support

 

A CV, curriculum vitae, or résumé can be tricky to write and a pain to keep updated.  Check out our handy CV Writing Support tips here

 

 

CVs- Skills Evaluation

 

A CV is essentially a marketing leaflet or a flyer about YOU.  Its purpose is to generate interest to the point that a recruiter decides that they want to meet you at interview. Check out our handy CV Skills Evaluation tips here

 

 

CVs- Guide

 

Knowing how to structure your CV can be tricky. Check out our handy CV Guide here

 

 

CVs- Covering Letter/ Email


Every CV should be accompanied by a covering letter. This may be specific, in response to a job advertisement, or it may be general, sent out on a speculative basis to more than one employer. Check out our handy CV Covering Letter/ Email top tips here

 

 

CVs- Adjectives and Descriptions

 

It can be tricky to know which adjectives and descriptions to use in your CV. Check out our handy CV Adjectives and Descriptions guide here

 

 

 

 

 

Our interview resources:  

 

 

Interview- Preparing for Interview


Preparing for an interview is important, but it can be tricky to know where to start. Check out our handy Preparing for Interview top tips here

 

 

Interview- Researching the Employer

 

Finding out about the employer (and the job or apprenticeship) is so important. You need to know what you’re letting yourself in for - this will help you decide whether to apply or not. Check out our handy Researching the Employer top tips here

 

 

Interview- STAR model

 

Employers often turn to behavioural interviewing - open-ended interview questions relating to your behaviour in past situations. The STAR model is an effective way to structure your answer to this type of questioning. Check out our handy STAR model guide here

 

 

Interview- Asking Questions at Interview

 

Towards the end of an interview, it is quite common for an employer to ask you "Do you have any questions for me?" This is a golden opportunity for you to distinguish yourself from the other candidates! Check out our handy Asking Questions at Interview top tips here

 

 

Interview- Pre-interview Checklist

 

An interview can often feel like a high-pressure situation. The truth is that the amount of work you put in now should have a direct impact on your level of confidence and performance at interview! Check out our handy Pre-interview Checklist here

 

 

Interview- Telephone and Webcam Interviews

 

Telephone or Webcam interviewing may seem like an uncomfortable experience, it is becoming a convenient and cost-effective tool for many companies. Check out our handy Telephone and Webcam Interviews top tips here

 

 

Interview- Assessment Centres

 

An assessment centre is increasingly becoming part of the recruitment process for many employers. By getting candidates to complete a combination of tasks and activities, the employer can test a wider range of skills. Check out our handy Assessment Centres top tips here

 

 

Interview- Non-verbal Communications

 

You can control your non-verbal communication, and it is worth the effort because even small changes will help you appear (and feel) more confident. Check out our handy Non-verbal Communication top tips here

 

 

 

 

 

Our employability top tips:

 

 

Employability- Recognising Transferable Skills

 

Transferable skills are an important part of any job, but they can be tricky to recognise. Check out our handy Recognising Transferable Skills guide here

 

 

 

Employability- Work Skills

 

The job market is constantly changing, locally and nationally. The impact of rapidly developing digital technologies is challenging traditional ways of working.  Most forecasts agree that there will be a significant focus on developing a blend of technical training, hands-on experience as well as ‘softer’, work skills. Check out our handy Work Skills top tips here

 

 

 

Employability- Personal Presentation

 

Whether you like it or not, your personal appearance can be judged as an expression of who you are and your approach to things like work. Check out our handy Personal Presentation top tips here

 

 

 

Employability- Appropriate Contact Details

 

Once your search for work begins, your phone and email become a business tool. That means you need to treat them differently from this point on. Check out our handy Appropriate Contact Details top tips here

 

 

 

Employability- Application Forms

 

Application forms can be tricky. They often ask difficult questions and are really time consuming compared to just sending off a CV. Check out our handy Application Forms top tips here

 

 

 

Employability- Handling Rejection

 

There is a chance that you experience rejection when you go for interviews. This is something that most of us go through, probably more than once. Check out our handy Handling Rejections top tips here

 

 

 

Employability- Work Experience / Trial Days

 

The bottom line is that, paid or not, the employer is expecting you to contribute to the company. That means they expect you to show up, to be on time and to deliver what you have agreed to. Check out our handy Work Experience or Trial Days top tips here

 

 

 

Employability- Social Media

 

Social media is more important than ever when it comes to finding employment. Check out our handy Social Media top tips here

 

 

 

Employability- LinkedIn

 

Many organisations look for emerging talent on LinkedIn. You can leverage LinkedIn to display your skills and gain the attention of recruiters and future employers. In addition, you can get the latest news, inspiration, and insights you need to be great at what you do. Check out our handy LinkedIn top tips here

 

 

 

Employability- Labour Market Information (LMI)

 

Labour Market Information (LMI) can be an extremely powerful tool, giving you a clear view of what is happening in the jobs market. Check out our handy Labour Market Information (LMI) top tips here

 

 

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