New Futures – Your Future

Introduction To Career Development

This programme is designed for anyone who is beginning or is actively involved in a job search.

Learn how to identify your skills, develop a personalised career plan, make your CV and cover letter stand out  and prepare for interviews.

Module 1: Welcome!

Module 2: Identify Your Skills

Module 3: Develop Your Career Plan

Module 4: Your Job Search

  • Identify your skills and demonstrate these with evidence
  • Compare your current skills with those of your target career
  • Define a personalised career plan
  • Describe the job market in a way that is relevant to your career plan
  • Make your CV and cover letter stand out
  • Prepare successfully for interviews

In order to have access to the course below, you will need to be registered with us. Find out more how to enrol on how courses: Learn more.

New Futures - Your Future
Introduction to Career Development. The aim of this programme is to assist us in exploring our different personal attributes to make career choices. We will also be looking at practical ways to approach our career development path.
Module 1 Welcome!
How to work with the course.
Unit 1 Unit 1 - Getting Started
Unit 2 Unit 2 - Learner's journal
Module 2 Identify your skills
This module focuses on skills. Learn how to identify your skills so you can make better career choices.
Unit 1 Unit 1 - Introduction To Module 2
Unit 2 Unit 2 - What Is Career Success?
Unit 3 Unit 3 - Identify Your Skills
Unit 4 Unit 4 - Identify Interpersonal Skills
Unit 5 Unit 5 - What Are My Skills? Quiz
Unit 6 Unit 6 - What Are My Skills? Scores
Unit 7 Unit 7 - What You Want From A Job - Exercise
Unit 8 unit 8 - Skills That Employers Are Looking For
Unit 9 Unit 9 - Recognising Skills - Exercise
Module 3 Develop Your Career Plan
Goal: to create a career development plan to articulate our SMART goals.
Unit 1 Unit 1 - Develop Your Career Plan
Unit 2 Unit 2 - What Is A Career Plan?
Unit 3 Unit 3 - Reflect On Yourself And Your Professional Interests
Unit 4 Unit 4 - What Are Goals?
Unit 5 Unit 5 - The Rules Of Setting Goals
Unit 6 Unit 6 - SMART Goals
Unit 7 Unit 7 - SMART Goals - Specific
Unit 8 Unit 8 - Smart Goals – Measurable
Unit 9 Unit 9 - SMART Goals - Attainable
Unit 10 Unit 10 - SMART Goals - Realistic
Unit 11 Unit 11 - SMART Goals – Timely
Unit 12 Unit 12 - Develop A Plan
Module 4 Your Job Search
Here you will find practical resources and exercises that will help you apply for a job. Now is the time to take the self-knowledge you have been developing throughout the programme, and show future employers how great you are!
Unit 1 Unit 1 - Introduction to Your Job Search
Unit 2 Unit 2 - Job Hunting
Unit 3 Unit 3 – Finding Job Leads
Unit 4 Unit 4 - What Is A CV?
Unit 5 Unit 5 - Part 1: Your CV Presentation
Unit 6 Unit 6 - Part 2: Contact Information
Unit 7 Unit 7 - Part 3: Personal Profile
Unit 8 Unit 8 - Part 4: Work Experience
Unit 9 Unit 9 - Part 5: Education
Unit 10 Unit 10 - Part 6: Skills
Unit 11 Unit 11 - Part 7: Hobbies & Interests
Unit 12 Unit 12 - Words To Avoid In A CV
Unit 13 Unit 13 - How to make your CV stand out - Tips
Unit 14 Unit 14 - Chronological And Functional CVs
Unit 15 Unit 15 - How To Write A Cover Letter
Unit 16 Unit 17 - Tips for Writing A Cover Letter
Unit 17 Unit 17 - Follow up
Unit 18 Unit 18 - Interview Tips
Unit 19 Unit 19 - What To Wear At Interviews
Unit 20 Unit 20 - Further Information
Unit 21 Unit 20 - Thank You For Taking Part In This Programme