CV Writing & Attending an Interview

Duration 1 Day

TOL – This can be booked as a Time Optimised Learning course

Who should attend?

Anyone who needs to create a CV or whose job entails them reading and interpreting other peoples CVs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the contents of a dynamic CV.
  • Demonstrate the skill of writing positive statements.
  • Create a CV using Microsoft Word.
  • Prepare for an Interview
  • Understand Competencies
  • Carry out Experiential Questioning using the STAR technique
  • Understand the importance of Impact and Presence
  • Communication
  • Make a presentation
  • The Interview
  • The Process
  • Skills required
  • Questioning
  • Practice session

Course Content

  • Content, length and presentation of a CV
  • How best to describe education, work experience, interests and activities, etc.
  • Making positive statements
  • Dealing with “gaps” and “job durations”
  • Creating a CV with MS Word
  • Questions you want to ask at the interview
  • Appearance & Attitude check
  • Evidence of past achievements
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience and Behaviours
  • What the interviewer(s) is looking for
  • Your Personal Qualities and Attributes (PQAs)
  • The STAR Technique