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Get work ready - from Reed's Gateway to work careers programme

Everything you need to search, apply and interview for your first job


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Price
Free
Study method
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Duration
1.8 hours · Self-paced
Qualification
No formal qualification
Certificates
  • Reed Courses Certificate of Completion - £10

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Overview

Welcome to Get work ready, a course that contains everything you need to search, apply and interview for your first job.

In this course we will guide you through how to search for jobs online, the different types of contracts and what they mean, as well as how to set up your profile and CV to make sure recruiters can find you!

You will also get a step-by-step guide on how to write, design, review and tailor your CV and cover letter, as well as lots of tips, resources and templates to make sure your CV and cover letters are the best they can be. We will give you advice on filling in application forms efficiently and effectively!

Finally, we will go through everything you need to prepare for a job interview, from how to prepare for an interview to how to deal with interview rejection if things don’t go so well. We also have plenty of resources to support you through the interview process, including a pre-interview checklist, an interview skills booklet and mindfulness exercises to help you get ready on the day.

As part of the course, you will also get a unique opportunity to practise what you’ve learnt in a two part mock interview with our CEO James Reed. This interview experience has been developed using a recruitment technology that is currently used to place people into thousands of jobs across the world from hospitality to air travel. The first round is a text based interview, powered by AI, where you will answer the questions into a chat. Once you’ve completed the interview AI will analyse your responses and give you a personalised insight report around how you came across and where you may look to grow in the future. In the second round video interview, you will get to reflect on how you come across on camera, from your body language to tone of voice, preparing you for any future virtual or in person interviews.

Curriculum

13
sections
46
lectures
1h 51m
total

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Description

Welcome to Get work ready, a course that contains everything you need to search, apply and interview for your first job.

In this course we will guide you through how to search for jobs online, the different types of contracts and what they mean, as well as how to set up your profile and CV to make sure recruiters can find you!

You will also get a step-by-step guide on how to write, design, review and tailor your CV and cover letter, as well as lots of tips, resources and templates to make sure your CV and cover letters are the best they can be. We will give you advice on filling in application forms efficiently and effectively!

Finally, we will go through everything you need to prepare for a job interview, from how to prepare for an interview to how to deal with interview rejection if things don’t go so well. We also have plenty of resources to support you through the interview process, including a pre-interview checklist, an interview skills booklet and mindfulness exercises to help you get ready on the day.

As part of the course, you will also get a unique opportunity to practise what you’ve learnt in a two part mock interview with our CEO James Reed. This interview experience has been developed using a recruitment technology that is currently used to place people into thousands of jobs across the world from hospitality to air travel. The first round is a text based interview, powered by AI, where you will answer the questions into a chat. Once you’ve completed the interview AI will analyse your responses and give you a personalised insight report around how you came across and where you may look to grow in the future. In the second round video interview, you will get to reflect on how you come across on camera, from your body language to tone of voice, preparing you for any future virtual or in person interviews.

This Get work ready course is part of a five-step work readiness programme called ‘Gateway to work’, designed to help students like you navigate the challenging journey from education to the workplace.

The complete Gateway to work eLearning programme features five key modules to help you build the skills, knowledge, and confidence, ready to begin your career:

Module one: Working on you

A chance to reflect on who you are, your values, mindset, strengths and weaknesses. Learn about the employability skills you may have already and identify those you want to develop. Build strategies to manage your wellbeing at work and explore ways to navigate workplace relationships, including how to ask for and deal with feedback from future managers and colleagues.

Module two: Digital work experience

Explore different roles through digital work experiences in authentic situations, at real companies. With 18 work experiences to choose from you can complete real tasks from a variety of different sectors including Brand and Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Experience, Catering, Sales, Care and many more.

Module three: Choose your pathway

Discover the different work, training, and further education options available and reflect on the right pathway for you. Benefit from access to the latest labour market data to help you make decisions about your future

Module four: Upskill in your field

Focus on the skills you need to prepare for work and the different ways you can develop them, from academic routes to practical pathways.

Module five: Get ready to work

Learn everything you need to know to land your first job, from advice on how to write a winning CV to how to search for a job. Get tips to help you nail your first interview and benefot from exclusive access to an AI-powered authentic mock-interview experience, which uses a tool that is already being used by employers across the world to recruit thousands of candidates, including Iceland and Quantas Airways.

If you are a school leader, career advisor or charitable organisation interested in finding out more about the programme, please contact us today.

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for secondary school, college or university students, as well as those who have recently completed their education and are navigating their journey into the workplace. It's suitable for anyone looking to build their job search skills, improve their CV and cover letter writing and feel more confident when preparing for interviews.

Requirements

There are no requirements for starting this course.

Certificates

Reed Courses Certificate of Completion

Digital certificate - £10

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.