Job Applications & Interview Skills
This workshop is dedicated to helping you get that job...from research, through application, to interview and appointment.
Applying for a job can be a nerve wracking and demoralising experience. These three courses minimise the pain and maximise the gain...
Job Applications & Interviews Workshop Content
Finding the right job role to match your skillset
The starting point spreadsheet: 4 columns that help you test your suitability and requirements for any job, and will make any application quick and easy.
Research & job applications
How to make relevant applications tailored to the specific job needs; how to write an effective covering letter, and a checklist to help you 'do your homework' before the interview. And what ATS means, and how to manage your application accordingly.
Ace the interview
10 techniques to help you prepare for, then deliver, a powerful and convincing interview - most of which you will not have heard of before, but we guarantee you will use, and as a result, significantly improve your chances.
Presentations & assessment centres
Not just an interview?... Our guide to other common selection processes, to help you be prepared & deliver your best.
Interviews tend to generate an unnecessary lack of confidence. We'll show you ways you can build your confidence before any interview and ways of successfully dealing with panic attacks, brain freeze and drying up during the interview...
Making a positive impression
We know that, unfair as it may seem, first impressions last. So here are the three key factors that will determine the kind of impression you make, and want to make.
Who is job applications & interview skills training for?
Our job applications & interview courses are ideal for any organisation that wishes to help any of its staff apply for a job – either as a general developmental support, or to help people apply for jobs internally as a result of restructure or change. The courses are particularly relevant for anyone who wants to:
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Job Applications & Interviews Workshop Activities
The three training courses will take you though the whole process. The short 90-minute course will take you through four key steps: researching, applying, being interviewed, and any further assessments - offering our top tips on each step. The half day course digs deeper into those four steps, and provide the opportunity to learn more and practice key skills and techniques. The full day course builds on the morning's work, by running mock stages of the process, allowing participants to test and develop their learning.
Never 'death by powerpoint'
We always provide a variety of learning approaches in each of our workshops.
Each workshop typically includes learning input from the trainer, supported by a range of mixed media, interactive elements, discussion and group work. Most workshops also include case work and practical skill-development activities to apply the learning, with more time dedicated to this in the longer courses.
'Want more?' resource pack
In addition to providing a copy of any slide deck, we always provide a ‘want more’ section, of curated resources including book summaries, podcasts, downloads and articles.
My attention can easily wander, but this was never the case here, largely due to the variety of learning approaches used. Never a dull moment!
What are the benefits of job applications & interview skills training?
Interview Skills Training Frequently Asked Quesitons
What are recruiters looking for in a job application?
Mainly are you clearly and convincingly matching the job requirements - these are detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification (or Profile): make sure you use their words, not your own version, since many applications these days are sorted electronically, using ATS (Applicant Tracking Software) where the word match is crucial.
What do I need to get right in the interview?
There are too many factors to list here, and our training courses offer our top ten tips, known to help you make a positive impact. Two ideas to start with: how and where are you going to create added value, to help you stand out from the other candidates? And what will you say when they ask: "do you have any questions?".
If I'm not successful in getting the job, how can I find out how to improve?
If it's a good company, they will provide you with feedback - and if they don't, then ask for some. They may have decided there are too many candidates to provide feedback for, but may respond positively to any request. You can also run a mock interview beforehand, with someone who will give you honest and constructive feedback (a tip: if you do a dummy interview, do it early enough so you can work on and improvements suggested from the feedback).
Which of your three inteview skills trainingcourses would be best to take?
It depends. If you want an overview with key tips the 90-minute course may be enough; but if you want to practice key skills and techniques, then the half-day will do that, and the full day will then allow you to further test and develop those skills and techniques through using them in a series of job application and interview scenarios.
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