Career Counselling

Our Career Partners:

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

Please contact your LAWSON COLLEGE adviser for details.

Career 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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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?