Getting Back to Work

Are you unemployed or have recently found yourself unemployed due to Covid-19? We are here with FREE support to help you get back into employment. 

We understand that it can be hard getting back into work, or improving your job prospects. It can be overwhelming knowing where to start with your job search or finding further training opportunities. 

Many of our Level 1 & 2 courses may be FREE to you, please view the course Information or enquire to find out more. 

We have highlighted some courses below which can help you improve your application and interview techniques and also help you in areas we know where there are job opportunities locally.

If you need help on where to begin, our professionals are here to give you FREE 1-1 guidance and support, either face to face or online. This support includes further information about how our courses may help you, support with CV preparation and completing application forms, and finding and applying for the right jobs and securing an interview.  

To arrange a session, please email backtowork@shipley.ac.uk

 

  • 1:1 information and advice
  • Identify your skills and find jobs to suit you
  • Help you recognise your potential
  • Recommend our FREE courses to improve gaps in your skillset
  • Use our connections with local businesses
  • CV writing and interview support
  • Your experience/interests reflect the job you’re applying for
  • Free from spelling and grammar errors
  • Clear, easy to read layout
  • Accurate and up-to-date experience
  • Remember to always give this a secondary proofread. You could ask friends, family or even us!
  1. Personal contact details
  2. Personal Profile
  3. Education and grades
  4. Work experience/employment
  5. Other achievements/awards
  6. Hobbies
  7. References

 You can can also find a CV template here.

  • Garish and hard to read font
  • Inappropriate email addresses
  • Long, waffly paragraphs
  • Slang and chatty tone
  • Incorrect/misleading information
  • Images or irrelevant personal information
  • Think about what you enjoy doing
  • List your skills and qualities that could apply to the role
  • Tailor your CV to fit the job requirements
  • Are there skillset gaps that are holding you back?
  • Dedicate time to this task
  • Upload your CV to online job boards
  • Join local networks and social media groups for opportunities
  • Check websites of organisations you’re interested in
  • www.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk
  • Don’t hesitate to contact the company/recruiter for help if you need more information on the job you’re applying for
  • Always proofread your application
  • Be clear and concise when giving examples
  • S.T.A.R
    - Situation - brief description of your experience
    - Task - describe the tasks you did
    - Action - describe action you took, skills applied
    - Result - how did your action create positive results
  • Research the company and industry
  • Make your reasons for wanting the job clear
  • Make a note of your greatest achievements
  • Prepare for common interview questions
  • Think of previous examples of relevant experiences for the role
  • Arrive in good time and have positive body language
  • Speak clearly and slowly

 

Some of the organisations we work in partnership with:

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