Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsHello. I'm Katie, and together with colleagues here at the Careers Service at The University of Sheffield, we have many years experience of helping people enhance their chances of success in getting the job they want or securing a place on their chosen course. On this course, we'll help you to sell yourself, create a fantastic CV, an online profile, and write the best possible application for the job or course that you want. We're going to share with you some of the best practices you can use when applying for jobs, apprenticeships, placements, and university courses. Each week we'll look at a different element of the application process, from preparing to apply, to writing CVs, and completing application forms.
Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds We'll also learn how to understand more about recruiters, and what they are looking for, by analysing job adverts and course specifications, as well as helping you think in more detail about what you have to offer them. We'll have insights from employers and admissions tutors from a range of different industries who will share with you what they look for and don't look for in an applicant. We'll show you what you look like online to a potential recruiter, and how to make the most of that opportunity. We'll also give you top tips on how not to be knocked out of a short list.
Skip to 1 minute and 32 seconds We hope that with the help of this course, you'll be able to identify your own strengths and skills, and tackle applying for your dream job or course with confidence. And, once you've mastered the perfect application, you might also want to check out our next course, which is all about succeeding at interviews, and will help you over that final hurdle to securing your dream job or place on a course. So, why not take advantage of the insights and expertise we've put together on this course, and give yourself the best possible chance at getting that interview by making an impressive application.