NewCV Writing and Interview Skills – The Keys to your Future

Job change and career transition is an almost inevitable result of today’s ever-changing organisational structures and relentless business dynamism. It can, of course, also be initiated by personal factors such as developing new aspirations or pre-determined career termination.

Career change can often take a very considerable amount of time and work, and can involve much frustration and disappointment along the way. It can often feel like the job search is a full time job in itself. It is therefore absolutely essential to make you and your job applications stand out from competitors from the very start of your application process.

For those facing the prospect of a job change this half day training course from Civil Service College, which is delivered in conjunction with London executive search consultants and career transition consultants Marylebone Executive Search, addresses the two acknowledged essential skills in submitting a successful job application: The submission of an attractive, striking and relevant CV and covering letter (or proforma) that stands out from other applicants, and a crisp, focussed, confident and utterly convincing performance at interview.

CV Writing & Interview Skills is a brand-new course to feature in our Professional Development Skills series, and is already proving to be incredibly popular. At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.  


Key features of the course include:

  • CV formats and what’s right for you
  • Writing a ‘standout’ CV
  • How to write a compelling covering letter/supporting statement
  • Interviews – approach and technique on the day
  • Standard and competency based interviews
  • The interview questions that could bowl you out

Designed for:

People at all levels.


Learning outcomes:

Delegates will leave with significantly increased confidence in their ability to apply successfully for a new job.


About the Trainer:

The trainer for thiscourse is Keith Ridland.  Keith has 10 years’ experience, initially at Director Level and then as Chief Executive, working for a charity providing individually tailored, confidential mentoring and advice on career transition, embracing both employment and financial aspects. Liaising with supporting companies, associated advisors and mentoring organisations has provided him with a wide range of contacts in the field of recruitment, finance and career change.

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Summary

Duration

10:00 - 13:00

Price

£295 + VAT

Location

Available to be delivered In-House

Dates

Course Trainer

Caroline Waters OBE

Caroline Waters OBE

Caroline is Deputy Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Vice President of Carers UK, a member of the Whole Education, Roffey Park and IncrediBull Boards, as well as the Founder of CW’s Consulting Box.

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Caroline Waters OBE

Caroline Waters OBE

Caroline is Deputy Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Vice President of Carers UK, a member of the Whole Education, Roffey Park and IncrediBull Boards, as well as the Founder of CW’s Consulting Box. Caroline has held a number of positions for the BT Group where she was formerly Director of People & Policy.

 

Her previous role focused on realising BT’s business ambitions through leading and implementing forward-thinking people strategies that promoted inclusivity and looked to empower individuals whilst allowing them to contribute to the community and volunteering. A pioneer and high-profile leader in the area of flexible working, she has an impressive track record of delivering sustained transformational change programmes across a complex international organisation.

 

Caroline’s work has been widely recognised across the industry with her appointment as HR Director of the Year at HR Magazine’s HR Excellence Awards in 2009.  She is consistently placed within the top 3 positions in their annual ‘HR’s Most Influential People’ listings.  This leadership was further recognised by the award of an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2010 for services to diversity and equal opportunities. 

 

Course Trainer

Keith Ridland

Keith Ridland

Keith has over 10 years’ experience working in senior roles for a charity providing individually tailored, confidential mentoring and advice on career transition.

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Keith Ridland

Keith Ridland

Keith has 10 years’ experience, initially at Director Level and then as Chief Executive, working for a charity providing individually tailored, confidential mentoring and advice on career transition embracing both employment and financial aspects.

In these roles Keith gained experience liaising with supporting companies, associated advisors and mentoring organisations, which has provided him with a wide range of contacts in the field of recruitment, finance and career change.

Keith joined the Royal Navy from Merchant Taylor’s School, Crosby and graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. After serving as a finance, administration, logistics and HR specialist, he left in 2001 in the rank of Captain. His career included 9 years in the Ministry of Defence in a wide spectrum of appointments ranging from the private office of the First Sea Lord to membership of the MOD’s Financial Management Development Unit. As a Commander, he was Director of the Royal Naval Supply School and, as a Captain, lived and worked in both South America and India.

After joining The White Ensign Association in 2002 he initially led the charity’s Employment Services. He was subsequently additionally appointed as Finance Director and continued in both positions until 2008, when he became Chief Executive. In each of these roles his work entailed delivering regular presentations to large audiences on the key issues of career transition, and retirement interviewing those facing such a change and providing personal advice and guidance.

Keith is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, a keen sportsman and actively supports and advises several charities near his home.


Qualifications:

  • Educated: Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby
  • Graduated: Britannia Royal Naval College (HR, logistics, finance and administration specialist)
  • Spanish Speaker: Studied at the Andean Centre for Latin American Studies, Quito
  • Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (City of Westminster University)

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