Employment and Job Essay

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BTEC Work Skills

Unit 5 Searching for a
Job

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Unit 5 – Searching for a Job
Unit aim
The aim of this unit is for learners to develop knowledge of how to conduct a search for potential jobs which match their skills and interests. Learning OutcomesThe learner will: | Assessment CriteriaThe learner can: | 1. Know sources of information about jobs. | 2.1 Outline different sources of information about jobs. 2.2 Outline the assistance provided by different recruitment services. | 2. Know how to recognise own interest and skills for job role. | 3.3 Identify own interest and skills for employment. 3.4 Identify potential job roles which match own skills and interests. | 3. Know how to search for job vacancies. | 4.5 Outline relevant information to look for in job adverts for potential jobs. 4.6 Identify appropriate methods to search for potential job vacancies. |

Task 1
1.1 Outline different sources of information about jobs
There are many different sources from which information about jobs can be gained from for example local Newspapers can be a good source from which to find opportunities in the local area, Internet can provide information from further afield, Job centres can also help with not just finding information but also providing training opportunities.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
1.2 Outline the assistance provided by different recruitment services. Source of information/recruitment service | Assistance provided by this service | Example: Community notice board.Small ad for a part-time gardener at the local elderly care home. | Low assistance.Details of the vacancy with expected hours and rate of pay.Location and contact number.Details of other vacancies may be provided. | Local Authority/Job Centre | Training such as help with CV’s and Admin training.Details of Vacancy with expected hours and rates of pay.Details of other vacancies may be provided. | Internet and Internet based recruitment Companies | Low assistance.Details of the vacancy with expected hours and rate of pay.Location and contact number.Details of other vacancies may be provided. | | | | | | |

Attach a copy of your work for task one to this sheet.

Task 2
Assessment Criteria 2.1
Another factor in successful job search is being able to match your own skills, your personal qualities or talents and your interests to jobs which may be suitable for you.
You can consider your skills to be things that you have learnt either through education, training courses or though good old fashioned ‘hands-on’ experiences (these are often also referred to as your ‘hard’ skills).
Your personal qualities and talents are things that will match you to a particular career or organisation. For example, being a good listener would be very useful and important to someone wishing to be a counsellor, yet would not be so important to someone pursuing a career as a mechanical fitter (these can be referred to as ‘soft’ skills).

So now is the time for you to examine your own skills, qualities and talents.
You will need to think about: * The skills that you have from education, training or work. *…