CV Masterclass

We are excited to be offering our next CV Masterclasses.  We work with CK Futures a CV Specialist company with over 12 years experience in their field.  Our first class was held in November (see comments below) and was a huge success!

The thought of getting that next job is daunting enough without the prospect of putting your CV together.  Getting back to work can feel like a huge challenge. One of the first steps to getting on track, is to take time out to produce a CV that will set you apart from your competition.

Details

Course Duration: 3 hours

Suitable for:

Individuals at all stages of their career who are seeking to return to work following an employment break.
The course will provide you with the knowledge, skill and tools needed to construct an interview generating CV and will provide reference material to help you prepare for any type of interview you may face.
Course Structure:

Session1: Discussion on CVs; dismantling the ‘traditional’ CV to reveal significant limitations in its use as an effective employment marketing tool.

Session 2: Becoming an effective CV Critic; empathising with employers, determining job criteria and evaluating real CVs.  

 Session 3: Gathering Information; what information is needed in order to prepare your own interview generating CV.

Session 4: Preparing an interview generating CV; how to present your new CV and handle information including breaks in employment; parent returners; career change.

Session 5:Focus on capabilities; powerful and personal wording, use of achievements and competences in your CV.  Presenting your CV professionally.

Training includes:

  • Several tools for you to use to prepare interview material, identify skills, achievements and career choices.
  • CV gathering information form.
  • CV minimum criteria document to help identify the effectiveness of your existing CV (don’t worry if you don’t have one!).
  • CV Guide with 30 examples of CVs covering specific positions and wide range of varying personal circumstances.
  • 20 Designed CV Templates (emailed in MS Word for you to use and adapt).
  • Interview Booklet: a 45 page booklet for you to use and refer to when preparing for interview.  It includes 150 possible questions for mock interviews and how to respond to tough questions.

Post workshop

A one off review and feedback on your completed CV by CK Futures.

What to bring with you?

Existing CV if you would like to discuss it with the course tutor / Pen & Paper

If you are interested in attending one of our CV Masterclasses please contact us: nici@talentgateway.net

Feedback from the last workshop:

Overall I found the CV process very helpful and as I mentioned I’m happier now with my CV than I ever have been, which is quite incredible considering I haven’t had any ‘paid’ employment for almost 6 years.  The quantity and quality of information we were given on the workshop was excellent and whilst initially I felt a little intimidated, when I actually sat down to write my CV it all came together in just a few hours.  The follow up input from Charlotte and Nici was also excellent and it is a boost to one’s own confidence to know that someone at the ‘cutting edge’ of CV creation has given it the thumbs up! Alison Pay

 

Many thanks for organising the workshop today.  It was a really professional and fun workshop and I have come away with some very useful material and ideas to help me write my CV.  I really liked all the handouts but what I thought was really useful was the practical work we did writing the competency based skills profile – Shona Harding

To book please email or phone us: nici@talentgateway.net or 01883 722008 

Terms and conditions:

There will be a maximum of 12 people per workshop.  Unfortunately, if there are less than 10 people, the workshop will be postponed or cancelled.  Payment will be expected on booking.  Full refunds will be given if the course is postponed or cancelled due to no.  Book by 15th feb.  Please note that refunds will not be given in the event that you cancel.
Please contact: nici@talentgateway.net or phone us on 01883 722008, to book a place or discuss any details.

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