How to Succeed at: Writing Applications








Last updated on June 25, 2024 9:26 pm

This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

What topics will you cover?

Understanding your skills

Analysing job adverts and course descriptions

Researching the organisation

Promoting yourself through positive writing

Mastering applicant tracking systems

Creating a personal brand

Dealing with gaps in your application

CVs and covering letters

Making a positive impression

Creating an effective CV

Developing a professional online profile

Selling yourself in your covering letter

Exploring sample CVs and covering letters

Application forms and personal statements

How to approach application forms

Structuring your responses with the STAR technique

Responding to competency-based, strength-based, motivational and situational judgement questions

How to write a brilliant personal statement

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Improve your chances of success in getting a job or securing a place on a university course

Apply best practice techniques when applying for jobs, apprenticeships, placements and university courses, from preparing to apply, to writing CVs and completing application forms

Identify what recruiters are looking for by analysing job adverts and researching employers and institutions, to find out how to adapt your offer to suit their requirements

Develop a better understanding of your strengths and skills to tackle applying for your dream job or course with confidence

Improve the way you promote yourself effectively through positive writing and a strong personal brand, creating an identity that looks impressive to a recruiter, whether that’s an employer or admissions tutor

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