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5. Just for Fun
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!
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!
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.
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’.
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?