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Effective Job Search

Effective Job Search


Many employers are faced with having to make staff redundant but are conscious of and keen to discharge their responsibility to help loyal colleagues acquire a new job. This one day course is provides vital support, on job search, for anyone facing redundancy or having to seek alternative employment.

A wide range of tactics, techniques and strategies can be deployed to secure someone a new job, make a career change or even re-enter the world of work. This course provides lots of ideas and advice with practical real life examples of success.  The course is “hands on” from the outset with  CV creation, drafting speculative job letters role play interview situations, learning  about best practice and networking with colleagues in a similar situation.

This course recognises that for many participants, the training itself will represent a challenge to existing patterns of behaviour and outlooks. The training is gently tailored to meet these concerns. There will be constant opportunities to problem solve and share thoughts or concerns with other delegates and the trainer in a relaxed non-threatening and convivial environment.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will leave the course empowered to try out a whole range of new ideas in their quest for a suitable job. A draft CV with a speculative tailored letter together with ideas for self marketing a job application will be provided to every participant. A range of further external support agencies, help lines and other resources will be signposted

Who would benefit from attending this workshop?

The course is primarily designed for employees facing redundancy or similar loss of work but content is also suitable for any new job seeker in the private or public sector regardless of the position held in the organisation.


1. The Changing World of Work

  • New rights – New responsibilities
  • Changes on the way in the world of work
  • How to cope and stay in touch with these changes
  • New ways of working today
  • Active citizenship and the power of volunteering

2. Your unique skills

  • Your unique skills – a personal inventory
  • A powerful CV – using a template
  • Golden rules about references
  • Your transferable skills

3. The employment application process

  • The Job Advert
  • The Application Form
  • Basic research
  • Coping with Interviews – before, during and after!
  • Coping with other Employment Tests
  • Medical questionnaires
  • Conditional appointments

4. Marketing yourself

  • Speculative job search letters and visits
  • Sources of information
  • Job fairs
  • Volunteering
  • Mentoring
  • Seizing creative opportunities
  • Transition from Welfare to Work

5. Early days in the new job- some basics

  • Induction issues
  • The employment contract
  • Training
  • Disciplinary and Grievance
  • Staff Handbooks
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Many of our events are run as open events at various locations around the UK. See the Events Diary for scheduled events. All topics can be run as internal events on your premises.
In-house Event for Your Organisation
We can run this topic as an in-house event for your organisation on your premises. This can provide a high quality and cost effective staff development route.
This workshop is  Price Band B 

Workshop Style

This training course is delivered in a workshop style. It is highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate.  A comprehensive delegate pack is included. .


To ensure effective levels of delegate participation, involvement and interaction, delegate numbers are restricted.  This workshop is suitable for groups of 2 to 20 delegates.


Formal CPD certificates are provided after the event in a form which is acceptable as CPD evidence to many professional bodies and institutions.


The facilitator for this workshop is a highly experienced trainer with in-depth subject knowledge.