Completely revised, comprehensive text written for the revised module 5N1356, guiding the student through all stages of work experience, from preparation to portfolio presentation.
Contains revised information on planning and preparation for work to include:Skills Audit and ChecklisCareer PlanJob Finding StrategiesCV/Personal StatementLetter of ApplicationStatement of Contractual ObligationsEffective Employability Skills for the Workplace
Explores types of work organisations and career opportunities in various sectors, for example, public, private and vocational.
Discusses the changing nature of work and recent changes in the Irish and global economies.
Provides up-to-date information on all relevant changes in employment and health and safety legislation.
Includes a to-do list, tips for portfolio completion and sample contracts.
Details key employability skills: good timekeeping, working independently with direction, meeting deadlines, personal presentation, communication and employee responsibilities in terms of health and safety.
Highlights the importance of reflection on work experience, achieved by documenting plans, goals, challenges, successes, new skills learned, new relationships, routines and procedures.
Provides pointers on creating a career plan based on the work experience.