Stand out from the crowd: Improve your employability

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5.5 hours Self-paced learning

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Created with Pearson - a global leader in education

Based on the best-selling book by Frances Trought


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To build your employability skills, this course provides exercises on career planning and exploration. You will learn how to make a CV, market your skills on social media and how to apply for jobs. You will learn how to reach your employment goals!

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Who this course is for


This course is for you if you are looking for a job: whether you are a recent graduate, more experienced professional or career changer.
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What you will learn

  • 1

    What are employability skills and how to build them.

  • 2

    How to write a great CV and fill out application forms.

  • 3

    How to plan your career and keep your skills relevant.

  • 4

    The importance of networking and social media in job hunting.

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Created with Pearson, the global leader in education

The course is based on the best-selling book Brilliant employability skills: How to stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market by Frances Trought published by Pearson. Funzi's learning experts have transformed the book into a mobile-optimized course consisting of bite-sized learning content.

This is a Funzi premium course. It has been created in partnership with Pearson, the global leader in education content.

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Course contents: 7 topics

  • 1

    Employment goals: the skills employers value Employability means the ability to be employable. In this topic, you’ll learn what that consists of and how you can develop those skills.

  • 2

    Career development goals: get ready for global business Organisations increasingly operate in an international and cross-cultural environment. In this topic, you’ll learn what skills you need and how to get them.

  • 3

    How to find and get jobs on social media Are you on Facebook and LinkedIn? Here you’ll learn how to get noticed and how to be successful in your job hunt on social media.

  • 4

    Career planning and finding a job It can be hard to identify a suitable career – knowing your goals and aspirations will help! Here you’ll learn to figure out the direction you want to go.

  • 5

    How to write applications Communication is also how you present yourself. In this topic you’ll learn to communicate your professionalism in your CV and cover letter!

  • 6

    Preparing for interviews In this topic you'll learn how to show your brilliance in your body language and attitude! You’ll be ready for all kinds of interviews and tests.

  • 7

    Developing your employable journey Developing employability skills is a never-ending journey with lots of twists and turns – use these tips to make sure you stay up to date!

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What you will get

When you complete the course you’ll earn a Funzi certificate of achievement. You can showcase your certificate by mentioning it in your CV, Linkedin profile and other professional profiles.

  • Practical skills broken down into bite-sized learning, so that you can complete the course with only 15 min/day for 3 WEEKS

  • Course content in the form of text, visuals, and activities to verify your learning

  • Access to the course anytime, as long as you want, once you’ve purchased the course

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