Offered at a wide choice of training locations this seminar provides intensive tutor-led personal development training. Having completed the seminar, you will have a personalised workbook with exercises, individual notes and a concise personal action plan to ensure that the skills learnt on this course will be successfully applied when applying for a new job or promotion within your present employment. Plus you will have gained a widely recognised Pitman Training certificate.

Key topics include how to:

  • Learn to identify already-acquired strengths, skills and experience
  • Identify ways to present these to the best advantage in written forms
  • Create compelling CVs, application forms and covering letters
  • Develop strong techniques in all aspects of job applications to give you the competitive edge in the job market.

As the cornerstone of successful job hunting is an effective CV; this seminar considers CV’s in detail including:

  • Why CVs are important: employer’s needs; making the CV individual; securing the interview.
  • Achievements to date: what should be included, such as qualifications and experience.
  • Getting the style of your CV right: avoiding the pitfalls.

In addition, we also cover:

  • Researching the job: understanding the qualities required; identifying how suitable the job is for you; matching your CV to the advert.
  • Researching yourself: identifying achievements and interest; emerging patterns; highlight skills and relevant experience.
  • The Covering Letter – The model letter: reasons for writing; persuasive writing.
  • Letter format: standard length; language; presentation.
  • Good and bad letter styles.
  • The Application Form – The purpose of applications forms: standard formats; easy reference.
  • Completing the form: the importance of accuracy; honesty; presentation; how to use your CV in conjunction with the application form