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Our Career Partners:

  • Our career recruitment partners are major industry players
  • Highly reputable
  • Good employment conditions
  • Fair and Honest practices
  • Professional Development opportunities

Resume tips:

  • Your resume or CV can help you to stand out from other job applicants and get you short-listed for an interview.
  • An employer may only scan your resume for a few seconds. You need to briefly demonstrate that you’re the right fit for the organisation and position.
  • you to:
  • Use a professional layout, tailor the content and make sure it is free of errors.

–Layout and format:

  • 2 pages for professional roles. 1-2 pages for part-time work
  • meaningful headings (e.g. Education, Employment etc.)
  • consistent with font and formatting

–Content

  • Content must be genuine, recent and relevant
  • Front page should include sections that are most relevant to the job
  • Include extra-curricular, volunteering and community-based activities

Cover Letter tips:

  • A cover letter is how you introduce yourself to a prospective employer. It links with the important elements in your resume.
  • Use a professional layout, tailor the content and make sure it is free of errors.

–Salutation:

  • This is a business letter and your contact details including address phone numbers and email should be in the top left hand corner

–Opening Paragraph:

  • Quickly try to capture the employer’s attention by creating a positive first impression. Utilise your research about the company and position.
  • Explain why you are genuinely interested in the position/organisation and what you can offer.

–Body

  • Begin each paragraph with a clear topic sentence that identifies your qualifications, skills, interests

–Closing Paragraph

  • Reaffirm your interest in the position.

Interview techniques tips:

  • Whether the role is based in a hospital, day centre, care home or out in the community, your interviewers will need to establish if you’re well suited to the position.
  • Most people go through life gaining experiences which are invaluable to this type of work, such as good communication skills, empathy and the ability to think on your feet.
  • Some of the potential questions may be:
    • Can you describe what you think a care worker does and what type of people or groups you might work with?
    • Can you provide an example of how you’ve contributed to effective team working?
    • Can you describe a stressful experience you’ve had and explain how you coped with it?

Please contact your LAWSON COLLEGE adviser for details.