Job Search


Job Search


The Job Search workshop is an interactive, positive and highly practical workshop.

It builds the confidence of participants, helping them to focus on finding their next job.

It provides a combination of practical, up to date information, key tips and activities with down to earth support and encouragement.



Who It’s Designed For

Anyone who is either thinking of or currently looking for a new job. 


Learning and Development Objectives

This workshop is designed to help participants to:

  • Think about what they want from their next move : values,  interests and realistic options & choices
  • Identify what they offer to the job market : skills, knowledge and achievements, matching these to the job market
  • Present themselves effectively in CVs, application forms, letters and on the telephone
  • Look at the different routes to finding a job
  • Be prepared for a range of interview situations and develop the necessary skills and confidence


Overview of Job Search

This is a one day course including comfort and lunch break and covers;


Getting Started

  • Change and Transition
  • Organising Your Job Search

What You Want & Offer

  • What is Important to You?
  • Your Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities
  • Describing Your Achievements
  • Options & Choices

The CV

  • Layout and Content
  • Professional Presentation
  • Templates and Examples
  • CV’s and the Internet

Application forms

  • Types of Application Forms
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Completing Application Forms
  • Sending Application Forms

Summary & Resources

  • Key Learning and Action
  • Publications and Useful Contacts




Different Routes to Finding a Job

  • The Nature of the Job Market – Visible & Hidden
  • Adverts and Agencies
  • Direct Approaches and Using your Contacts
    Effective Letters and Telephone Approaches
  • Research and Job Search Record Keeping

Harnessing the Internet

  • Getting Started on the Internet and Useful Websites


  • Types of Interview
  • Preparing for and Arriving at Interviews
  • Key Skills and Tips During the Interview
  • Interview Questions
  • Common Questions & Responses
  • Questions You can Ask

After the Interview

  • Review and Assess a Job Offer
  • Starting a new Job

Summary & Resources

  • Key Learning and Action
  • Publications and Useful Contacts