RECOURCES


 

Below are a collection of resources aimed at helping students access promising career opportunities. 

 

CV DO'S AND DON'TS 

Do

Don't

  • Your CV should match what you can offer
  • Your CV should change according to the job- the most relevant bits to the job you are applying for
  • Include positive things you have done or achieved- skills/ prizes/ awards/ voluntary work/ work experience/ IT skills/ Responsibilities/ Language skills/ Training courses
  • Your CV should be word processed and about two pages long, maximum
  • The first half is what the employer will read first
  • It should be written by you
  • It should be professional
  • Any work gaps need to be explained
  • Errors are not ok
  • Don’t include your: date of birth, marital status or ethnic origin

 

 

EXAMPLE JOB APPLICATION FORM 

 

Below is a PDF containing an example of what a student should expect to see when filling out their first job application form.  

Download example job application

 

 


 

CREATING YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT 

 

Your personal statement should be about 4-5 lines long and state your main strengths and skills.

These are the characteristics that companies look for:

 

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS

Organisational skills

RELIABILITY

Reliability

GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Good communication skills

TRUSTWORTHINESS

Trustworthiness

TEAMWORK

Teamwork

ENTHUSIASM

Enthusiasm

WORK WELL UNDER PRESSURE

Work well under pressure

PUNCTUALITY AND GOOD TIME KEEPING

Punctuality and good time keeping

ABILITY TO WORK ALONE

Ability to work alone

MOTIVATION

Motivation

 

Click on this link to find a support page for writing a personal statement and a helpful video that can be used for clear help.

https://www.fish4.co.uk/career-advice/how-to-write-personal-statement/

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR DREAM JOB

 

 

Where to look for the job of your dreams

 

   


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