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  Get prepared for your upcoming interview to secure your dream job with our online training programmes. 

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Individual Career Training

Interview Skills Training

This interview skills training is completed online using zoom.

Interview skills training is an intensive bespoke training that covers everything you need to know to get your dream job! In this session, we cover everything from interview basics, typical interview questions, and competency-based interview questions.

Regardless of the type of interview that you will be completing, this service has got you covered! This training typically takes 2.5 hours; however, longer or shorter sessions are available depending on your requirements.

Interview skills training is suitable for you if:
• You have an upcoming interview and you want to get some guidance about how to complete a successful interview.
• You are looking to gain confidence about your upcoming interview.
• You haven’t interviewed in years and you are looking for a refresher course.
• You want to apply for a promotion within your organisation and you would like to get some guidance around the interview.
• You wish to get a promotion and you need to do a brilliant interview.

This interview skills training will ensure that you do a brilliant interview that will get your dream job.

Get in touch today to book your individual interview skills training session, contact us today!

 

Mock Interview Training

The Mock Interview training is completed online using zoom.

This service provides you with the opportunity to practice completing a face to face interview while getting immediate and honest feedback. This is an excellent way to get prepared for your next interview. The duration of this training is 1 hour.

Interview skills training is suitable for you if:

• You have an upcoming interview and you want to get some practice doing an interview.
• You haven’t interviewed in years and you are looking for feedback on your interview skills.
• You want to improve your interview techniques by getting immediate and honest feedback.

Get in touch today to book your mock interview training session, contact us today!

 

CV & LinkedIn Training for Job Seekers

During this online training session, you will gain the skills to create a CV and LinkedIn profile that makes a positive impact.

This training session is for you if:
• You would like to create a CV that will make a positive impact.
• You would like to understand how to utilise LinkedIn as part of your job searching strategy.
• You would like the support of a group learning environment.

Outcomes from this course:
• A best practice achievement based CV that will ensure your CV stands out from the crowd.
• A LinkedIn Profile that will get noticed by Recruiters and Hiring Managers.
• The knowledge about how to utilise LinkedIn as part of your job searching strategies.

If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch.

Maria O’Dwyer Coaching

offers these services

online using zoom.

I have over 12 years’ experience working in Recruitment and Human Resources within several industries both in Ireland and Australia. The experience that I have gained working in the corporate world, adds to the wealth of knowledge that I can bring to my clients.

I have a very clear understanding of what employers are looking for in you, at interview stage.

Maria

Creating a CV that highlights your skills and experience effectively is the first step you need to take when looking for a new job.  The purpose of any CV is to get you invited for an interview.  If you have submitted your CV to lots of jobs (that you have the experience for), but you have not been invited for interview, your CV is the issue and it needs some work. 

 

Your CV has roughly 12 seconds to make a positive impression.  It is important that the layout and content of your CV is easy to read and understand within a short timeframe.   In this article, I will outline some simple tips on how to create a CV that makes a positive impact.  

 

Tips to create a CV that makes an impact  

CV Layout

Regardless of the amount of experience that you have gained over the past number of years, your CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long.  Any CV that is longer than 2 pages will reduce your chances of your CV doing its job i.e. getting you invited for interviews.  It is quality over quantity when it comes to CV writing.  When you are writing your CV, consider if the information will increase or decrease the chances of your CV doing its job?

 

Professional Photograph

There is no need to include a professional photograph on your CV if you are applying for jobs in Ireland.  Including a professional photograph does not add value to your CV and it takes up valuable space.  However, the requirements are slightly different if you are applying for jobs in a European Country so include a professional photograph on those applications. 

 

Reverse Chronological Order

The content of your CV should be presented in reverse chronological order, starting with the current and most recent work experience and working backwards.  Presenting your CV content in this format highlights your career growth and development, it emphasises the most recent jobs that you held and it is easy for the reader to understand if and when there were any career gaps.  In relation to the education content, you have a choice to either highlight this information in reverse chronological order or you can highlight the most relevant education for the job you are applying for first.  It is a personal preference but both options are accepted.

 

Relevant to the Job

One of the biggest mistakes jobseekers make when they are applying for jobs is that they submit a generic CV to lots of jobs.  This is a recipe for failure.  In order to avoid this error, spend time updating your CV for the job that you would like to apply for.  This will take time but it is time well spent, as this will increase your chances of being invited for interview.  It is much better to apply for less jobs and to spend the time updating your CV for those jobs, than to send a generic CV to lots of jobs.

 

Grammar and Spelling  

Once you have created a CV that is relevant for the job you want to apply for, check your grammar and spelling before you submit your CV for any job application.  It is easy to oversee these errors when you are creating a CV, but it will be the first thing the reader will spot immediately.  Perhaps even get a family member or friend to double check your CV for these errors. 

 

Once you have been invited for an interview, your CV has done its job.  It will then be up to you, to sell your skills and experience effectively during the interview in order to get a job offer. 

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you have gained some tips on how to create a CV that makes a positive impact.  Please share this article with anyone who might benefit from it. 

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