Sunday, 21 November 2010

Successful CVs Workshops

My wife and I were shopping in Clydebank earlier today and we took a moment to look around The Perfume Shop in the hope of getting some inspiration for Christmas presents. Within minutes a young female assistant approached me and asked if I helped people with their CVs. A funny question I thought to myself but the young lady looked familiar. As it turned out Beverly had recently attended one of my employability skills workshops in West Dunbartonshire. We had worked on her CV and her interview skills and now she was in employment.

I felt very proud to have played a small part in Beverly’s success and it’s times like this that I realise how important CV workshops can be. Beverly was already highly employable but without a good CV and some useful pointers for interviews she may have been trapped in the job application stage for some considerable time.

Our CV Workshops are available to any organisation that is working with clients who are seeking employment and looking to develop their CVs and interview techniques. We will help them to prepare their CVs to give them the best possible chance of getting an interview and they will learn how to avoid common mistakes and how to ensure the most relevant information is coherent and easy to find.

Working directly with your clients, we will assist them in preparing a CV and this can be achieved in two ways. Firstly, if the workshop is IT-based then we will work with clients as they develop their CVs electronically. However, this workshop can also be conducted in a non-IT training room environment (ideal for clients with minimal IT skills) where CV content is compiled long-hand and produced by us electronically at a later date.

This course includes the following topics:

·        What is a CV and why do I need one?
·        Gathering the facts
·        Highlighting your achievements
·        Personality factors
·        What you can leave out
·        Essential words to include in a CV
·        Writing a career profile
·        Layout for a chronological CV
·        The importance of the first half page of your CV
·        Making your CV look attractive

Furthermore, our CV Workshops come with unlimited aftercare where clients can contact us at any future date for additional help with their CVs.

Duration: 1 day


Location: Delivered at your premises 

Cost: £200 per group (maximum group size of 10)



All our courses are priced for delivery within a 50 mile radius of Glasgow and can be delivered anywhere in the UK but will incur an additional travel cost which will be kept to a minimum. Please contact us for details.


Visit our website for more information about our CV Workshops and other courses offered by Gary Bedingfield Training Services