Video review of Week 1

In this video, Neil, one of the course educators, looks back at the first week of the course.

Here are some of the resources that Neil mentions in the video:

You can find a full transcript of our Facebook clinic, with links to extra resources here.

If you’re looking for more help and advice on writing your CV, these tips and model CVs from Oxford Dictionaries are very useful. You can also check these resources from the University of Kent on what makes a good CV, examples of good and bad CVs and more.

We had lots of questions about cover letters, and it’s worth practising some general email and letter writing activities before doing your actual cover letter. Our English for Emails resources are a great place to start, then you can practise writing a formal letter. For cover letter advice and examples, check this page from Oxford Dictionaries, and this one from University of Kent.

Finally, try this quiz from The Guardian on the most common spelling mistakes people make in CVs and job applications - it’s really helpful.

If you have any comments or questions, let us know in the comments below.

Coming up in Week 2
Next week we’ll look at what happens once your job application is successful and you’re invited to interview. We’ll talk in detail about how to prepare for interviews and how to perform in them. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 2.

You can always use the To do icon at the top of the page to see what’s coming up or go back to previous weeks and catch up.

If you haven’t completed every step by the end of the final week, don’t worry! The course will remain open to you so that you can carry on at your own speed.

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English for the Workplace

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