CV & Interview preparation in English - Get that dream job!
What you'll learn
- EASILY identify the most important requirements in a job description, and ignore the rest
- Describe your skills, achievements, values and goals and MATCH them to your ideal role
- Create a high-impact resume that is RELEVANT to the role and stands out from the crowd
- Create a high quality covering letter that is NATURAL and PROFESSIONAL
- Give AUTHENTIC answers to interview questions, applying proven interview techniques
- CONFIDENTLY ask questions and discuss salary
- Intermediate level English and above
Who are we?
We are an international team with extensive experience working in the corporate world in finance, marketing, and recruitment. As English teachers and communication coaches, we've helped hundreds of professionals, both native and non-native English speakers, in all aspects of their careers, from landing a job to delivering great presentations at work.
What's the course about?
If you ever googled "How to create a resume" or "How to write a covering letter" or "What are the top 10 most common interview questions" then you are not alone. We have all done it. And what do we learn from these searches? That there are no right answers, there are just thousands and thousands of different questions, resume formats and tips on covering letters. And you end up not knowing where to start!
Now add to this problem the fact that English might not be your first language and the role you are applying for requires you to communicate in English every day, then it is no surprise that this entire process is daunting.
What are we going to do?
We will help you change the way you think about the application process - to simplify it and to personalise it; to understand that it is a matching process where you are looking for a job that matches your ambitions and skills, and where the company in looking for people that match their role requirements.
We'll teach you a few simple techniques that will prepare you to answer almost any question in a clear and effective way. We will take you through the application process starting with the most important aspect: you, your skills, your goals; and then we will move on to how to create a brilliant resume and covering letter and how to prepare for and deliver an authentic and confident interview.
We will also give you the key phrases and grammar you need to be successful in each of those steps.
Here are some of the tools we’ll provide you with:
Guidelines to identify your key strengths and simple templates to help you organise your thoughts.
A sample cover letter that you can easily adjust for your own use and simple tips that cut out all the unnecessary confusion you will find on google searches.
The CV that landed me a senior job as a Finance Director in a “Top 100” UK company and advice on what to replicate and modify for your own CV.
Explanation of the STARS technique to demonstrate your relevant skills and experiences. Once you master this, you will have a powerful answer for the most important interview questions.
Easy-to-follow model answers that you can adjust to suit your story, covering questions such as “tell me about yourself”, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”, and other such topics.
A "cheat-sheet" with examples of small talk you can use, so you don’t panic when there is silence at the beginning of the call or meeting.
Tips on the tone you should use, and how formal you should be.
Extremely focused grammar and vocabulary review, going straight to the points that are certain to come up in the interview.
This course will give you the advice and language tools to successfully create and execute your own job application strategy.
Who this course is for:
- Non-native English speakers looking for simple and effective strategies to be successful in their job applications
- Professionals looking to for tips on how to think differently about their application strategy
I am 49 years old and from England. I spent 25 years working as a Finance Director in London. I qualified as an accountant at the global consulting firm Deloitte and then worked for British Airways, several online businesses and the UK's fastest growing supermarket business. Today I coach companies and individuals on their communication skills, board presentations, investment proposals and funding pitches, helping them to express themselves confidently. I am also a professional English teacher and provide career and job search coaching to non-native English speakers.