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Get Noticed, Get the Job

Learn to present your CV and covering letters in a way that stands out from the crowd. Then learn how to create an engaging LinkedIn profile that builds your network. This is a popular course held at Selwyn Community Centre and now available to attend on the North Shore.


Employers are busy people, and the job market is challenging.

So, make your skills and experience stand out with a CV and cover letter that are relevant, professional, chock-full of measurable achievements and easy-on-the-eye. Then back up your applications with an engaging LinkedIn profile that builds your network. Then wow your interviewers with examples that show you're the person for the job,

This workshop-based course will help you identify your career achievements and present them with the metrics (numbers) recruiters love. You’ll also receive templates to help you write your CV and cover letter, and practical tips to help you use LinkedIn, network and shine in your interviews.

 Writing your CV:

  • What to include and what to leave out
  • How to make your skills and experience stand out
  • How to tease out your achievements from your responsibilities and put metrics on them
  • How to reduce the risk of playing to recruiters’ (un)conscious bias
  • How to keep your CV short and easy to read

 Writing your cover letter:

  • What to include and what to leave out
  • How to make a great first impression
  • How to match your skills and experience to the employer’s needs

 Writing your LinkedIn profile:

  • How to set up and write your profile
  • How to build your network of contacts
  • How to attract recruiters
  • How to keep your profile relevant


  • Why networking matters (and why we all find it hard)
  • How to identify your direct and indirect networks
  • How to approach people in your networks

 Shining in your interviews:

  •  What your interviewer is looking for
  • How to make a great first impression
  • How to match your skills and experience with the employers’ needs
  • What to ask (and not ask) when it’s your turn


After this course you will be able to:

  1. Create a concise, engaging CV that highlights your skills and experience.
  2. Identify what you’ve achieved in your career (not just what you’ve done) and put metrics on those achievements.
  3. Write a cover letter that matches your skills and experience to what the employer is looking for .
  4. Set up a LinkedIn profile, build your network of contacts, and attract recruiters online.
  5. Network more effectively to uncover the 'hidden job market'.
  6. Prepare for an interview, with a practical approach that matches your skills and experiences to the questions you're likely to be asked.

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