CV Preparation & Interview Techniques

The course focuses on:

  • Principles of CV building
  • Self reflection on individual’s strengths and development areas
  • Practical tips and tactics on cv design and interview technique
  • Understanding what employers look for in prospective candidates (on paper and face-to-face)
  • Building confidence in being interviewed for vacant positions

CV Preparation Training course

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Course Overview

At the end of the in house CV preparation and interview techniques training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and format of the curriculum vitae in securing new employment
  • Know the key features of the effective cv
  • Write an eye catching profile at the head of the cv
  • Sell themselves effectively on paper
  • Write action-based, quantifiable job responsibilities
  • Appreciate a range of effective cv templates
  • Examine their current cv and make amendments/ improvements to produce the most eye-catching, effective cv to prospective employers
  • Design a good quality covering letter/ email
  • Understand the strategy of the recruitment interview
  • Prepare effectively for the interview
  • Define their strengths and development areas in aspects of typical job competencies such as internal customer service, communication skills and effective leadership (if seeking team leader/ manager type positions)
  • Know the importance of first impressions
  • Understand competency based/ behavioural interviewing and how to prepare for this technique
  • Answer interview questions in the most effective way
  • Appreciate the importance of body language in interviews
  • Display positive body language during the interview
  • Describe various tips and tactics to contribute to ‘making an impression’, during the interview
  • Demonstrate rapport building skills with the Interviewer


This course could be extended to a second day to provide detailed critiquing of delegates’ final cv s and participate in mock interviews

Course Features

  • A variety of training methods are used on the workshop including formal input, group discussion, self reflection and self-diagnostic questionnaire
  • The Trainer’s approach is empathetic, informal, business focused and facilitative
  • A mini exhibition of interpersonal skill books and cv templates will be provided for delegates to browse during the day
  • Delegates are supplied with full support documentation in spiral bound format
  • The in house course will be evaluated via a feedback form, which is completed by delegates at the end of the course

Target Audience

Staff members faced with redundancy or helping to prepare staff for promotion


  • 1 day


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