It’s easy to forget just how daunting that first job search can be for your would-be worker. LifeSkills breaks the process of getting a job into manageable chunks – from building their CV with our CV Builder tool, right through to preparing for their first day at work.
But before you get to that bit, you’ll need to help them decipher job ads. So we’ve made a plain English guide to what job ads are really saying…
From ‘self-starter’ to ‘pro rata’, companies love to cram their ads full of workplace jargon, which can easily trip up the uninitiated.
Our job ad jargon buster takes young people through what ads say and what they really mean. Knowing what the ad is looking for helps them tailor their application.
Keeping the ad in mind, they’ll need to ask themselves a few key questions.
Whatever type of job the young person in your life is looking for, they’ll probably need to introduce themselves in writing. Luckily, we’ve got the tips they need to get it right and make that all-important first impression.
Hopefully, all this will lead to some interviews. If your young person signs up to LifeSkills they can get prepped and take advantage of great learning tools like our interactive interview practice.
Find their dream job with our Wheel of Strengths
For those not sure where to start their job search, this online tool offers career ideas and a great jumping-off point.
Learning the importance of people skills
This can help your would-be worker rate the skills they already have, and figure out which ones they can improve.