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Career Development Toolkit

Are you progressing your career? Thinking of moving into a different role? Considering a new start?

We have created The Career Development Toolkit to help you reflect on your skills and expertise, provide practical advice to help guide you through the modern job market, and help you to take control of your career.

Each section in the Career Development Toolkit contains a series of Useful Guides, Printable Templates, Samples, Quick Tips and Relevant Websites.

For more information on each section, please use the menus below.

Taking Stock and Setting Goals 

You can use the resources in this section to help you take stock of your current situation, and explore the different options that may be available to you. This section is all about finding out what motivates you, identifying your skills and experiences, thinking about what qualifications you have (and what development you might need) and considering your personal circumstances. You can use these tools to plan your career.

Preparing an Effective Curriculum Vitae (CV)

You can use the resources in this section to help you write an effective CV. The section provides advice on the best formats to use for different purposes, as well as giving guidance on what to include. There are also a range of samples and templates to help you with your own CV writing.

Choose relevant documents from the list below to help you work on your CV.

Preparing an Effective Covering Letter

You can use the resources in this section to help you create an eye catching and relevant covering letter to accompany your CV or application form. As well as the guide, there is a range of different samples and templates to help you develop your own covering letter. Choose relevant documents from the list below.

Researching the Job Market and Effective Networking

You can use the resources in this section to become more aware of the modern job market, and how to be more confident in your searches. This section also provides guidance on how to use the Internet, networking and social media as job-hunting tools. Choose applicable documents from the list below.

Completing an Application Form

An application form can play a large part of a selection process, determining whether you are shortlisted for a role, and providing information for the interview itself. The resources in this section are designed to help you complete an application pack as effectively as possible. Download any relevant resources to get started on your preparation.

Preparing for Effective Interviews

Congratulations, you made it to interview! You can use the resources in this section for information on what to expect at your interview, for advice on different types of interview and how to prepare effectively, including a range of interview questions and sample answers. Choose relevant documents below to help you get started.

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