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Chelmsford College Leavers' Programme

Our college leavers programme is designed to put you head and shoulders above the competition and help you make the best start in your new job

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Who is this training programme for?

This programme is for college leavers who are first time job seekers who need to learn about how to get and make a great start in their new job.  The programme also covers the important interpersonal skills needed in a job.  Key steps and techniques involved in applying for a job, including how to present yourself in the best possible way at interviews are discussed + a step-by-step guide to the essential skills and knowledge needed to make a great start in your first 90 days. The programme comprises of 4 courses; Get that Job, Work, Effective Communication Skills and Jobs in I.T. which provide a background to the types of jobs and employers in the information technology sector.
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The courses can be used in face to face learning or as student self-study tools and we can create lesson plans and self-check questions on request. 


What do I get?

Get that Job, Work, Effective Communication Skills and Jobs in I.T.

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Overview of programme content:

  • About the "process" of getting a job & 3 ways to research a potential employer
  • A 10-step plan from CV to job offer letter using the "process"
  • The purpose of a CV, writing an effective CV and covering letter
  • The internet - 3 ways to use it for research and 2 rules for internet job applications
  • Recruitment agents: 5 ways to make them your competitive advantage
  • Telephone tactics, using objectives and a 4-point calling plan
  • Fitness test - 3 steps to prepare for the perfect job interview
  • The look - What your appearance says about you
  • Interviews live starting well, using your CV, asking and answering questions
  • Effective behaviours in interviews including handling tough questions
  • 4 important follow up techniques to keep you at the top of the list to get that job
  • 3 key points to meet expectations in a new job
  • Working with your manager - 8 ways for a good start
  • The principles of good team work
  • 6 ways to create a good first impression
  • Understanding how Human Resources can help you
  • Information Technology a 6-point guide
  • A method to manage your time & meet deadlines
  • 7 interpersonal skills to help you in meetings, on the phone or using email
  • The importance of effective communications skills
  • 12 examples of bad communications to avoid
  • The best practice "MAP" of attitudes, behaviours and processes to help you communicate effectively
  • A 7-point checklist to use when communicating with your manager
  • How to use effective communication skills face to face, by phone, by email and in meetings
  • An introduction on how to make a presentation
  • The importance of the information technology sector and the factors driving job opportunities
  • Job roles in I.T. hardware, software, the internet, support and sales.  
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