TalentEd student resources – Applications and Interviews

Click on the links to navigate to the following sections!

 

1. CVs

2. Interviews

3. Cover Letters

4. Understanding a Job Description

5. Just for Fun

 

1. CVs

Read: ‘Improve Your Job Prospects While You’re Still at School’ – 15 Ways to Increase Your Future Employability.

Read/Watch: ‘CV BBC report’ – A news report about the ‘dos and don’ts’ of writing a CV and a video guide from the experts.

Watch: ‘CV advice from employers’ – Advice about CVs directly from employers and professionals.

Read: ‘Reed advice’ – A slightly different school-leaver CV template which focusses on skills rather than experience. Another useful template for writing a CV that you can use now!

Watch: ‘Guide on how to create a CV’ – Advice on CVs and useful links for how to write cover letters.

Read: This guide to writing your first CV here,

Visit: The Help4Teens page which offers four template CVs to download tailored to your different future desires!

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2. Interviews

Read: ‘Interview tests and exercises’ – Advice for how to succeed in interview presentations or group activity assessment centres.

Watch: ‘First Impressions’ – How to make a good impression at an interview.

Read: ‘S.T.A.R technique’ – This article explains a great way to construct answers to interview questions. The S.T.A.R method – Situation, Task, Activity, Result.

Watch: ‘Classic interview answers’ – How to answer classic interview questions.

Read: ‘Tips for a Successful First Interview’ to learn about how to prepare before your first interview!

Read: ‘Teen Job Interview Questions and Best Answers’ to help prepare for the interview process.

Read: This article from a panel of experts on the first job interview – and how to succeed!

Read: These ’10 tips for your first ever job interview’, also read this article with job interview tips for teenagers.

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3. Cover Letters

Read: YouthCentral’s template cover letters for those without any work experience.

Read: Reed’s guide to a school leaver’s cover letter, which includes a template to download.

Read: RateMyPlacement’s guide to writing cover letter’s for placements and work experience.

Read: Internships ’17 Great Cover Letter Examples’, which includes cover letters for internships, part-time work, entry-level work, no relevant work experience, and cover letters by subject.

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4. Understanding a Job Description

Read: Idealist’s guide to understanding a job description here.

Read: This article on the positives and negatives of job descriptions – having a strong understanding of why job descriptions are used can help you in the future!

Read: This article on ‘How to Read Between the Lines of a Job Description’.

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5. Just for Fun

Do: ‘CV quiz’ – Test your knowledge on CVs, cover letters and job applications.

Do: ‘Interview quiz’ – A quiz from the University of Kent which tests whether you know the ‘dos and don’ts’ of interviews!

Read: ‘The 100 Most Ridiculous Job Interview Questions Ever’ – How would you respond to these questions?

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