Searching for jobs: Workshop

Level: All Levels

Start date: 15 October 2019

End date: 15 October 2019

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Fee: Free

Venue: North Library

Job Seeking skills

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those who are currently looking for a work, having recently left training or employment or would like to acquire new skills or update their existing skills and gain a recognised qualification.

How long is the course?

1 session

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No formal qualifications required to join.

What will the course cover and what should I be able to do by the end of it?

This course is designed to help you identify employment opportunities, ensure your CV is application-ready and prepare for selling yourself at interview.

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Appreciate different types of work
  • Describe your strengths, skills, qualities and abilities.
  • Explain how your strengths, skills, qualities and abilities are all transferrable to different careers and activities.
  • Identify sources of information, advice and guidance for career planning.
  • Sell yourself to an employer.

Will I get a qualification?

Yes. You will complete a National Open College Network portfolio for Level 1 certificate in Job Seeking Skills.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

No extra study outside class time is required.

How will my progress be assessed?

Ongoing observation by the tutor, group discussions, quizzes, question and answer activities and written work collated into a portfolio.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

  • Further Job-specific training
  • Employment, self-employment or voluntary work

Are there any costs and what do I need to bring?

The course is free of charged. You will need to bring a notebook, a pen and your CV (if you have one).

What support is available?

You will be guided through the learning in a supportive and encouraging way. You will work with the tutor and other students in order to achieve your group/individual learning objectives.

There will be some group work and discussion that take place, as well as opportunity for you to work in pairs and individually. Learners, often support each other, this is a positive way of reinforcing what you have learnt.