CV Writing - How to write a professional CV that gets you an interview
This training course contains videos, quizzes, templates and printable guides.
- Are you ready for your first job or apprenticeship, but don’t know how to start your CV?
- Do you have a CV but worry that it’s out of date, in the wrong format or just won’t get you an interview?
- Are you unsure about how to write your profile section to avoid clichés or empty phrases?
- Do you want to know how to use a professional structure and language to impress an employer and get you an interview?
- Do you want to know how to make the most of the skills and experience you already have?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then our online course is perfect for you. It’s designed to be easy to follow with videos, downloadable guides to how to write each section of your CV, templates you can fill in with your details and quizzes to help you check you’ve understood the content.
The course is right for you if you:
- Are finishing school, college or university and are ready for your first full-time job or apprenticeship
- Want a change of career and need to update your CV to a modern format and content
- Have had a career break and want to know what to write on your CV
- Need help with putting together your profile and making the most of your skills and experience
The course contains some templates you can adapt with your own details and advice on how to word your CV to showcase your skills, achievements and qualifications whilst avoiding generic statements and buzzwords, which are seen on so many CVs.
It will also outline what can be included in a cover letter and will show you how to use the job brief to put together your letter to help you stand the best chance of getting an interview.
Enrol today and take your first step towards getting your dream job.
These are the sections of the course:
Why bother with a CV?
This sections covers why people still need a CV when many jobs ask you to fill out an application form only.
Layout & Format
Covers what templates are around and which ones are best for different roles.
Discusses how long your CV should be.
Gives guidance on the essential sections you should include.
Covers the fonts, sizes and formatting needed. Also discusses the format to save and send in.
- What should be in the most important part of your CV.
- Tailoring it to job roles.
- Avoiding buzzwords.
- Giving the employer what they are looking for.
Covers what job history you should include and different ways of recording it. Shows you how to make the most of any job and appeal to the potential employer. Discusses what to do if you have had a career break.
Suggestions on how to list qualifications and deciding what to include.
What to do if you don’t have many qualifications.
Hobbies and interests
Discusses what you could include here to maximise your opportunities.
Contains guidance on how to structure your cover letter.
Shows you how to tailor a cover letter to a specific job role.
Reminds you of some techniques to use to check your work carefully.
These are some examples for different job roles you can download and adapt to meet your own requirements.
Lyn has worked in education for over fourteen years and holds qualifications in teaching, business management, mental health and equality and diversity.
She has worked with a number of high profile employers including Toyota, Coors, Argos and Waterstones to improve the skills of their staff.
As a teacher Lyn specialised in teaching English and maths in a college environment and managed the adult provision for a number of years.
Lyn is managing director of LC Education & Training Ltd, which delivers in company training on a number of topics to aid in improving workplace skills. To find out more about in company delivery you can visit the webpage here.