Coursework

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.

Sample Job advert Company A: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mp6cviXxKFeZGmMpL-LiYS78Pepsitjd/view?usp=sharingโ€‹

Sample Job advert Company B: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mp6cviXxKFeZGmMpL-LiYS78Pepsitjd/view?usp=sharingโ€‹

Cv Workbook: https://personaldevelopment.codeyourfuture.io/getting-job-ready/cv-tips-and-tricks/cv-workbookโ€‹

โ€ŒPost your completed workbook activities on Google Classroom

Post your completed draft CV in Google classroom

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Tips for getting your first dev role (Due in 1 week)

Read: Parul Singh (She/Her) on LinkedIn: Tips for getting your first dev role โ€‹

Write in your learning journal what 2 tips you think will be most useful for you. Answer why they will be useful for your job search and what actions you will start taking to use these tips.

Post your journal entry on Google Classroom

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Listen to Podcast on Coursera (Due in 1 week)

Coursera Blog - In 2020, Should You Learn Python or Javascript First? https://blog.coursera.org/in-2019-should-you-learn-python-or-javascript-first/โ€‹

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

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Competencies for progressing from Junior to Mid Level Developer at the FTโ€Œ (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 theyโ€™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?

Post your journal entry on Google Classroom

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Build your personal profile (1st blog due in 1 week, 2nd blog in 2 weeks, 3rd blog in 3 weeks, 4th blog in 4 weeks)

At this point in the course building your personal brand and profile should be your aim.

Decide which 3 Social Media platforms are the most important for you to focus on right now.

  1. Create an account (if needed) for the 3 platforms you chose

  2. Write a blog post on something you learned this week. One suggestion is to write a blog aimed at the person you were 3-6 months ago. Make sure that person can understand what you are writing about.

  3. Send your first blog post to a peer and have them review it to see if the information is useful.

  4. Ask them for comments and 2 ways you can improve your post before you post to the world.

  5. Post it on your chosen Social Media sites and continue this process least once a week. Remember to keep the blog post short at first to prevent writers block and anxiety about posting.

  6. Promote your blog on the sites you feel are most important!

  7. Post a screenshot of your posted blog and upload to Google Classroom