CV writing workbook (Workbook activity due in 2 weeks) (Completed CV due in 4 weeks)
Most people do not have a good CV the 1st time around. Using the CV workbook will break down what you need to think about in order to create a good CV. You will need to have your draft CV ready for review with you Career mentor when you meet after the next Employability Day.
Start crafting your CV by working through this CV workbook. You can use one of the job adverts from the Job application session as your example or a job you find on your own.
Write in your learning journal: What advice do they give about finding a job? What things would be useful for you to do?
Post your journal entry on Google Classroom
Competencies for progressing from Junior to Mid Level Developer at the FT (Due in 1 week)
When you start looking for job you will have to show development and progress over time. Once you get your first role as a Junior you will need to continue to grow and develop in your role.
Read the following example from The Financial Times on Engineering competencies. They are used as informatation in discussions about career progression between an engineer and their line manager. They define what an engineer is expected to be doing at a particular level. Engineers are expected to be considering whether they’re meeting competencies from the levels before their current one.
In your learning journal write what you notice about the different areas of competencies.
Are they only looking at technical ability or something else?
Are there any competencies related to what you have been learning on this course?
Now that you . know the expectations employers have for their staff to develop, what can you take away that you can start doing now?