Getting started into the labour market [2nd Edition]

The current global labour market demands specific knowledge and abilities in order to gain personal competences in the work placement. Finding a job abroad or overseas is not easy, moreover you need to have a good command of English and an accurate use of the English language.

This course is addressed to everybody who wants to succeed in finding a job abroad. It will last 4 weeks and it will be divided in 4 modules of 4 sessions or steps each one. In it, we will deal with the key strategies to go through a successful job interview; we will help you to write a neat and accurate English CV, and to learn the tips for an effective job application letter.

Along the course, there will be a series of activities related to the topic which you will have to fulfil successfully. The course also has a public forum available to all the students enrolled where you can address all your doubts and questions. You'll be able to self-assess and self-correct the activities and exercises in each module. At the end of the course, a certificate is available for those enrolled students having completed the course activities. The course teachers will monitor the students' progress.

Prerequisites:

Basic English A2 level recommended.

  • Start date: April 4, 2016.
  • End date: May 15, 2016.
  • Course length: 6 weeks.
  • Workload: 4 hours per week.
  • Language: English.
  • Certificate: Certificate of achievement (PDF).

Syllabus

  1. How to write a CV or Résumé
  2. Effective Application Letters
  3. Applying for a job: Choosing the right job offer
  4. The job interview process: Getting ready

Teachers

Begoña Bellés Fortuño

Profesora Titular del Departamento de Estudios Ingleses
Associate Professor. English Studies Department.
Universitat Jaume I

Noemi Ollero Ramírez

Personal Colaborador del Proyecto
Project Partner Staff