Careers skills for CVs and interviews

Added 28 Feb 2020
Grange Technology College 2

Key literacy skills taught in the classroom are essential for students as they prepare for their next steps after leaving school, whether entering the world of work or progressing to further and higher education. The CBI Education and Skills Annual Report shows that 70% of employers rate literacy skills as one of their three most important considerations when recruiting school and college leavers.

These resources will to help you support students to prove their skills and strengths in applications and interviews as they interact with potential employers, universities or colleges.

The resource

In this resource we include three workshops covering:

  • Writing a CV - including a presentation to share with students, teacher notes, top tips summary and a sample template to help students create their first CV
  • Elevator pitches - including a presentation, teacher notes and a worksheet to enable students to start to talk about themselves with confidence and to think about how they might pitch themselves to potential employers, universities or colleges.
  • Interview skills - providing a presentation plus notes, insights and top tips that will help students prepare successfully for their first job, college or university interviews.

Literacy and employability

This guidance has been compiled by our Words for Work team, responsible for our flagship literacy and employability programmes that support students to gain the literacy and communication skills they need to reach their potential.