Questions about our courses :
Who are the two employability courses for ?
The courses are for those who are still in education, but who need to put something in their CV to show their engagement with the world of work.
The Every Workplace course tells the learner something about what to do as they go in - getting to work and coming home - but also something about how to behave when they get there, and what to look out for.
The next course - called Transition between Education and Work is more a guide about how to think about the whole experience of the workplace - the relationships, the etiquette, the likely sensitivities and so on. It gives broad guidelines on engagement with social media about work related topics - it also talks about how workplaces are organized, and how to evaluate what happens in the working day.
The whole thing is geared to ensuring that the learner who goes into the workplace for work experinence comes out with examples and stories of various instances of using those skills which make him or her more employable in the eyes of future employers, or more suited to courses in higher education.
What is the course on 'Getting your CV read by a human' about ?
Most recruiters use something called an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) - to shortlist candidates - this is a computerized program for making shortlists - if the keywords in the CV do not match the keywords the client company wishes to see, then the CV is rejected.
This is a short course on how to ensure that your CV is seen by a human - by organizing for the learner's CV to have the keywords which their prospective employer wishes to see - so that they do get a chance to be seen by an actual person. We have no way of predicting what the interviewer will like, but he or she is unlikely to ask anything at all, if the CV does not get beyond the ATS.