For this task you will produce a written document which showcases your employability to employers. This can be through a CV, application form or LinkedIn profile.
Choose whether to complete a CV, application form or LinkedIn profile. If you are doing this task as part of a module your tutor may specify which option you should choose.
Content should usually be comprised of:
When applying for work you usually have to give the names of two people who will provide a reference. Ideally these would be people who:
You references should not be family members.
Speak to the two people you want to nominate as your referees, gain their permission to use them and make sure you have their correct contact details.
Your CV, application form or LinkedIn profile need to be targeted towards the type of work you are interested in. To do this, you need a clear sense of what employers in your chosen area look for in candidates.
You can research employer requirements by looking at vacancies, reading occupational and sector profiles and speaking to people already in the industry. Make a list of the skills these employers require, the things you would need to know about and be interested in plus any qualifications or experience you would need to have.
See our tips on researching careers for more help.
Your CV, application form or LinkedIn profile need to show that you have the skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience relevant to your chosen employer.
You are now ready to start writing your CV, application form or LinkedIn profile. Each requires a different format. For help constructing a CV or filling in an application form see job seeking skills.
Once you have completed your CV, application form or LinkedIn profile, proof read to make sure that the spelling and grammar are perfect. Any errors will be picked up immediately by the employer and are likely to severely damage your chances of being shortlisted.
To review the final draft of your CV, application form or LinkedIn profile, work through our checklists to ensure you have completed this task effectively.
Many people who apply for work have the right combination of skills, experience, achievements and knowledge but they fail to successfully market these to employers in their CV, application form or LinkedIn profile. Employers often spend as little as 30 seconds reviewing written applications so unless yours unambiguously shows what makes you employable it won’t help you to secure an interview.
This task enables you to effectively market your employability towards your career of choice effectively. The CV, application form or LinkedIn profile you submit for the Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability Award will form part of your essential toolkit for future job applications, as it will ensure that you have a good template that you can adapt and develop as you go through your career.
This task assesses your ability to articulate your employability in writing.
To complete this task we require to construct a CV, complete an application form or make a LinkedIn Profile. If you would like to submit an alternative document that showcases your employability in writing then contact us to discuss this.
If you are completing this task as part of a module, your tutor will tell you what type of document you should work on.