29.9.09 – Job application

This module is tailor-made for the needs of students, providing them with a large amount of information, as well as practical training in the field of job application. The talk starts with issues like self-assessment and sources of information about orientation and career planning then moves on to the actual application process. The students are told about the best practice of application for an employment, including some less known details that enhance chances of success. The essential elements of a written application, such as the CV and cover letter, are discussed in detail as regards their layout and content, and also with consideration of variants in other countries (e.g. the United States). Next is a piece of advice on job interviews: the usual structure of the interview, general rules and hints concerning conduct, appearance and body language, and a sample assessment centre is introduced.