Employability Skills. What are they?

People often say there's an art to applying for jobs - from knowing where to find vacancies, to the right way of putting a CV together. SkillsHouse advisers can work with you on improving these skills.  Find out how below.

In present times, it's quite usual that an employer recruiting to a job vacancy will get hundreds of applications. To give yourself the best chance of standing out from the crowd and getting that job, it's important to show the best of yourself. We can help you to do this. See below for more information.

Often the key to being successful in getting a job is applying for one which is matched to your personality, interests and qualifications. We can show you how to find the most suitable vacancies and where the best places to search are.

A CV is a record of your qualifications and employment history which prospective employers often request as part of the application process. As it is often the first impression an employer will get of you, it's important to get it right!

Our advisers can help you to format your CV properly, decide what information to include and how to tailor it to suit the job vacancy.  

When sending a CV to an employer, you might need to send a cover letter with it and our advisers can also help you with wording and layout these.

There's definitely a knack to completing application forms correctly - using the right colour ink, writing clearly enough, answering the questions correctly.  There might also be a section asking why you think you're suitable for the job, which lots of people struggle with.  Our advisers can show you the best way to complete a form, either by using a mock one or one which you've been sent for a job vacancy.

So, you've found the job vacancy, sent off your CV or application form, and you've been lucky to get an interview. Does that thought make you panic?!

Don't worry, we can help. We can advise on what to wear, what questions you might be asked and how to answer them, and also give you a mock interview so you can practice everything you've learned.

To be successful in an interview, it's important that you can communicate effectively.  We can work with you to improve your communication skills so you are able to speak with confidence.