Get ready for it
Hello again. 

This is the second step of our journey – “Get ready for it”.

At this stage, having read the information and helped Mrs. Kurma and yourself to choose a job, you should know what job you’d like to do. For this second step, we will focus on one specific job.

Remember, when you “apply”, it’s never for “a job”, it’s always for “a specific” job, and to a particular employer.

If you want to learn how to target the right company, write an effective CV and cover letter for the job you have chosen, don’t skip this section!

However, if you are still hesitating between two or three different jobs, write the first job title on a sheet now and continue with this section. Once finished, come back, write the second one on a new sheet and start again. You need to focus on one and only one job at a time!

There are two parts to this section:

Goals for this section

ICT skills: Word processing, spreadsheet

Personal skills:

  1. Organization of job search
  2. Vacancies search
  3. Writing a CV
  4. Writing a cover letter

A. Applying for a job

Nowadays, a lot of information is available on the web about what to do when you are looking for a job, how to target an employer, and how to write a CV and cover letter. You will discover specialised websites where you can find all the vacancies linked to the job you are looking for. You may be asked to upload your CV. Before completing an application, it’s better to organise your work. You will learn how to do it by following these steps!

B. Practical workshop

In the second part, you can find practical exercises.

Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Kurma has chosen a few vacancies she wants to apply for. She wrote a CV and a cover letter and sent them to several employers. But things aren’t going well; she hasn’t received any replies from these employers. Why do you think this is happening? She’s probably made some mistakes… Now it’s your turn to find them!
You!
Once you have resolved all of Mrs. Kurma’s problems, you can apply this to yourself! Learning from other people’s mistakes saves a lot of time!

Access to practical workshops

Be “software aware”!

Personal computers (PC) have changed the way we work in almost every field of the labour market. It is quite impossible to work without knowledge of some most popular software: e.g. word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Microsoft Word and Excel are the most common, but they are not the only ones. It is important to be able to use this software, but don’t worry, once you used one of them, you can learn how to use the others intuitively! By doing our exercises and workshops, you will improve your ICT skills!

If you think you are a “software beginner”, you can train yourself by registering with different on-line free courses. Click on these links for further information:

http://www.myguide.gov.uk/myguide/MyguideHome.do

http://alison.com/courses/ABC-IT/content/scorm/559/ABC-IT—Introduction

This Facilitator’s handbook will provide you with the information and guidance you need to act as a tutor/facilitator for the online employability toolkit “Key Competencies for All.” The toolkit supports the enhancement of basic key competencies in adults who wish to improve their employability through an alternative learning approach (ICT-based, user-centred, interest- oriented).


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