CV writing and interview skills

Course summary

Applying for a job is a skill everyone needs to harness, and in practice that means getting your CV in shape and practicing your interview skills.

The purpose of this one-day course is to understand how to be the best possible candidate you can be for the job you want.

Over the day you will get to the bottom of what employers are looking for, learn how to create a winning CV and practice your interview style.

“This course went beyond my expectations. I found the advice practical and down to earth.”
“The course has fully equipped me on the do's and don't's of writing a CV. I have also learnt a lot for future interviews I have. I will be recommending this course.”
EL, Translate Media
“The course met all my objectives to a very satisfactory level. I would be happy to attend more training at the centre and with the same trainer!”

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

  • There are no dates available at the moment.

This one-day course covers:

  • what you want from your next job
  • discover what your employer is looking for
  • understand the purpose of a CV
  • target your CV for specific jobs
  • what to include and what to leave out of your CV
  • write strong personal statements
  • consider key interview questions
  • gather information and evidence to use in your answers
  • improving your body language
  • practice your interview techniques in a supportive and friendly environment
  • how to ask for feedback
  • a year of free support

We ask delegates to bring along their current CV with them to work on during the course. If you not have a current CV don’t worry – we will prepare a new one with you on the course. Delegates can bring a lap-top, iPad, or similar to work on, if they prefer.

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Our CV writing and interview skills training course is aimed at people who want to brush up their skills whether or not they are applying for a job now.

The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

This training course, held in London, will give you the tools and confidence you need to prepare for your next career move. By the end of the course you will:

– understand the value of your experience when applying for a job
– know how to read a job advert
– know how to write a CV
– be able to prepare effectively for interviews
– understand how to present yourself best
– be confident asking for feedback

This course can be delivered as a one-to-one coaching session with trainer Liz Sewell. Coaching sessions can be arranged at a time and place to suit you. For more information please contact us on 020 7490 3030.

The Centre also offers a selection of courses which complement this one, including: Developing your personal brandPresentation skillsAssertiveness skills and Personal effectiveness: be more confident at work.

  • £469 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £522 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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