Communication and Literacy
What examples can you give that demonstrate your ability to communicate well? Are you a keen debater at home or with your friends?
Do you enjoy making presentations
Do you like working in groups? Are you a good team player or even a team leader? What evidence can you use to highlight your team working skills? This might be from home or work; in sports or hobbies; or perhaps in the classroom.
Employers love problem solvers so it’s worth thinking about what challenges you have overcome in the past and
Business and Customer Awareness
What experience do you have
care? At the very least you will have been a customer yourself in many different situations. What have you learnt from this customer experience? How often are you delighted with the service you are given? What makes good customer service? It’s a good idea to show employers that at least you have thought about this and that you appreciate the need for
Making the Most of Work Experience
Have you undertaken any work experience before? This might be some family connected work or a part-time paper round. Or it may be something you have done through the college. What did you learn and what aspects of your work experience do you think would most impress employers? If you haven’t had any work experience to date, think about what you would like to gain from a trial job. And what skills can you bring to an employer willing to give you a chance? How enthusiastic will you be? You might think it’s not worth saying these things, but how else will an employer know whether you are the person for the job?
Prepare a short sentence whichencapsulates your approach to work and add this into your CV.