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job searching skills 2

tuesday or wednesday

James Leonard

on 28 May 2013

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Information to include when applying for a job: Finding information on vacancies Job Centre - Job description, wage, hours, point of contact What skills do we need? Literacy - Most if not all jobs are advertised in writing. Application types Do qualifications match those required Stage 1 (Upon receipt) Motivation - Because you won't
always get the first job you apply for. Resilience - To be able to deal with
any knock backs Communication - To make enquiries about jobs IT Skills -To search for jobs online. Telephone skills - To phone potential employers. Flexibility - To be able to attend interviews when it suits employers adaptability - To adapt existing skills to fit employers requirements. Employment agency - hourly rate, length of contract. Word of mouth - Possible vacancy details, direct point of contact Internet - Extensive job description, Wage, Hours, a way to apply online. Local Press - Point of contact, brief details on the job Company websites: address, size of organisation, business type. Page 13 Page 13 Friends - contact details, job type Family - job type, contact details Does the format catch the eye? Layout - does it make sense? Page 15 Are there any spelling mistakes? Is it concise? Is it well presented? Is it grammatically correct? Stage 2 (paper sift) Do skills match those required? Has the applicant matched their skills to those specified Do you have the skills & experience necessary to do the job? How does your profile help your application? Stage 3 (short listing) Do your interests help your application? Do you have additional qualifications? Do have other relevant skills other than those requested? Do your interests suggest that you are a team player? Name, address, tel. no., email
Experience & Work History
Qualifications & Training
Skills, Hobbies & Interests
Personal statement What went well? We explained it well I remembered my part We got it done What didn't go well? We missed out a bit I was nervous I forgot the order What would you do differently? Practice more Be more confident Have some prompts These could be:

Successful completion of an activity or task
Events you have completed
Obstacles you have overcome List your Achievements These could be:
Construction – specific experience
Literacy – can read instructions etc.
Numeracy – can calculate quantities etc.
Non-Work skills (art, music or sport) skills that show you can communicate etc. List your skills These could be:
Dependability (you can be relied upon)
Hard working
Dedicated (you pride yourself on a good job)
Friendly (you can get on with others) List your strengths These may include:
Things you do in your spare time

These highlight that you have a life outside of work and that you would be an interesting person to work with. List your interests Copy of your CV
Qualifications (GCSE’s, NVQ’s)
Evidence of Training (First aid certificate, manual handling etc.)
Open references
Letters of recommendation Records of Achievement Your portfolio provides evidence of your training, skills and abilities.

It helps you to sell yourself. Why are these items important? You may have to disclose your conviction to an employer.

You cannot work in certain occupations (Police, NHS, Schools, Security etc)

Employers might assume you are a risk Limitations of criminal convictions The Probation Service, Job Centre Plus and NACRO can offer advice on training, employment and how to disclose your conviction to employers. Who can assist? On referral, by phone, email or face to face. Getting in contact…. Identify necessary skills required for a successful applicant in this scenario Benefits of a letter its personal and you can show literacy skills A good chance
to express yourself It looks professional Drawbacks of a letter longer postage process It requires a good level of literacy Good hand writing or p.c. required Benefits of an App. Form Standard answers required Can be done online layout already provided Drawbacks of an App. Form Hard to stand out printer probably required A hard copy only gives one chance Benefits of a letter with an App. Form Very professional, a chance to show your skills Shows a true desire for the job The best of both, self expression together with a standard format. Drawbacks of a letter with an App. Form Time consuming May need stamp and posting Will need: writing paper, p.c. and literacy skills Benefits of an online application Instant and can be done anytime You can also find out about the company on their website The application goes direct to H.R. Drawbacks of an online application It's hard to stand out from the crowd You need access to a P.C. and email Ease of access may increase competition Drawbacks of a phone application Benefits of a phone application Instant access to the right person You can ask questions Its personal and a chance to leave a good impression. You need the confidence to make the phone call You only get one chance to make an impression There is nothing tangible to show you've applied Bricklayer
Mechanic Labouring
Warehouse work
Factory work
Call centre Jobs Foreman
Site manager
Multi skilled tradesman
Contracts manager
Self employed/employer Not unlike your skills – but this could also include:
Your ability to drive and / or access transport.
You have the ability to learn things quickly.
Your physical abilities i.e. that you are fit not limited by impairment List your abilities Skills required to find work Finding
on vacancies (As CV) Frontal Lobe
Associated with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving Relevance to learning
Planning your work
Solving problems such as math’s problems or working out how to approach a complex task https://jobsearch.direct.gov.uk/GetJob.aspx?JobID=1254438 Following a frontal lobe injury, an individual’s abilities to make good choices and recognize consequences are often impaired. Memory impairment is another common effect associated with frontal lobe injuries. Damage to the frontal lobe can cause increased irritability, which may include a change in mood and an inability to regulate behavior. (Phineas Gage) The parietal lobe integrates sensory (vision, hearing, touch, taste) information from different stimuli (light, sound, temperature, pressure, smell - via receptors) which is processed, gives you spacial awareness & enables navigation etc. Relevance to learning
Interpreting what we see, hear, feel, taste and smell.
Parietal Lobe
Associated with movement, orientation, recognition, perception of stimuli Occipital Lobe - Function -
Associated with visual processing Relevance
Visual learning The occiptial lobe is important to being able to correctly understand what your eyes are seeing. These lobes have to be very fast to process the rapid information that our eyes are sending We would not be able to understand someone talking to us, if it wasn't for the temporal lobe. This lobe makes sense of the all the different sounds and pitches being transmitted from the sensory receptors of the ears Job 1 Job 2 Job 3

There is a genuine risk of serious injury, illness and death.

Working at height
Working with power tools
Working with cement, silica or asbestos
Exposure to potential diseases e.g. Weils disease Examples of hazardous situations in construction? Hard hat (protect head)
Safety footwear (protect feet and prevent slips)
Hi Vis (Make you more visible)
Gloves (Protect hands) Site Labourer Hard hat (protect head)
Safety footwear (protect feet and prevent slips)
Hi Vis (Make you more visible)
Gloves (Protect hands)
Safety harness (prevent falls) Scaffolder / roofer Welding mask (Protect eyes / face)
Fire retardant clothing (prevent burns)
Gloves (protect hands) Production Welder Basic site rules:
Wear correct PPE as directed.
Attend your site induction.
Only use tools if you are trained and authorised.
Report all accidents and near misses to your site supervisor. Do not use it!

Report it immediately

Put it out of use What to do? Temporal Lobe

Associated with perception and recognition of auditory stimuli, memory, and speech Auditory
learning Relevance Copy of your CV
Qualifications (GCSE’s, NVQ’s)
Evidence of Training (First aid certificate, manual handling etc.)
Open references
Letters of recommendation Records of Achievement

Your portfolio provides evidence of your training, skills and abilities.

It helps you to sell yourself. Why are these items important?

Associated with regulation and coordination of movement, posture, and balance. Page 24 How did these parts help
me learn something? Page 32 1…




5… Case Study Page 33 Brain Stem

Responsible for basic vital life functions such as breathing, heartbeat, and blood pressure. Enables you to remain alive to learn Relevance to learning The dangers of hazardous material and dangerous situations in construction Benefits of a CV Drawbacks of a CV can be sent to multiple
employers can be emailed or posted Can be made very individual Good hand writing or p.c. required Updating & job specific adjustment needed Cover letter may be required Cerebellum Think of your qualities as how people would
describe you.... Eg:
Good sense of humour
Energetic Relevance to learning

Strongly associated with kinaesthetic learning.
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