Visit a school in your local area or take part in an online webinar to help young people with the employability skills needed to find and keep a job.

What is an Applying for Jobs Event?

This employability-focused event type focuses on specific, practical employability skills required to help young people find and keep a job. This could include things like CV writing, application forms, and mock interviews.

How should I prepare?

If you’re invited to an Applying for Jobs Event then it is best to speak to the organiser about the specific focus of their event. The school will provide any physical resources (in school only) and arrange activities; you can prepare by thinking about your own recruiting process and how young people could make sure they’re prepared for the demands of applying, interviewing for, and starting a new job.

For example, if it is a general employability session, it would be helpful for you to share advice on how to find enjoyable and meaningful work. If they have requested a skills-based session around areas such as writing an application form or CV or taking part in a mock interview reflect on your personal experience and the process within your organisation. No matter the session type using real-world examples and your own experience will give the young people valuable insight into the process of applying for jobs.

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What is the impact of an Applying for Jobs Event?

An Applying for a Job Event has a noticeable impact upon the attitude young people have towards the world of work, and their place within it.

By demystifying some of the processes and terminology that allow young people to find a job they become empowered and can clearly identify how to express their own skills and learning in a context that will secure them employment.

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