Week 4: How to find a work experience opportunity – promoting myself in writing
In Week 3, you focused on how to choose the right opportunity for you. You reflected on what you want to gain from the experience and any practical constraints you may have.
This week, you’ll find out where to look for opportunities and how to make a strong application through promoting your personal brand in writing.
Watch this video that introduces the week:
Transcript: Video 1
Week 4: How to find a work experience opportunity – promoting myself in writing.
You’ll start this week by exploring some of the many vacancy sources available, and then move on to investigate the hidden job market. Accessing hidden opportunities will require a more proactive approach, which starts with researching the employers you plan to target. You’ll look at how to use social media effectively in your job search, and you’ll finish by focusing on written job applications, including covering letters, CVs and application forms.
By the end of this week, you will be able to:
- locate suitable work experience opportunities
- use social media to your advantage
- present yourself more effectively in written applications.
You’ll begin this week by looking at where internships and other work experiences might be advertised.