How to Write a Winning CV

This is one of our four sessions in our Preparation for Work cycle, aimed to equip you with the tools that you need to make you job haunting more effective and less daunting. In this sharp and short session, you will learn simple tricks and techniques to write an effective CV, that highlights your strengths and keeps the reader interested.

Course Content

Topics treated:
- Ground rules of organising your accomplishments and portfolio to present yourself in a way that highlights your abilities and experiences.
- How to express your motivation and stand out through your cover letter.
- How to prepare for your interview; the importance of the first impression, and how to use it at your advantage; effective answers to interview questions.
- How volunteering and internships could be opportunities to practise your skills in a work context with less responsibilities and expectations.
The workshops are very interactive: during the sessions we will practise writing your CV profile and cover letter and answering to interview questions.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has.


Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

First Class Requirements

Remote Learning:

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.
If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time - so be ready and set up to join in.
We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning - many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.
Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance [2] on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.

Assessment Methods

This session that will start and end with a self-assessment of knowledge and skills. Feedback from peers and facilitator will help everyone to achieve the aims of the session, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Additional Information

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.