We help thousands of disabled persons and people with a health condition gain employment.
CEPD will help you prepare and practice for any interviews we have arranged for you, but, here are a few helpful tips.
If you have a disability or health condition and want to start or return to work, CEPD can help you make the most of your ability. Our range of employment services are designed to help you get the job that is right for you.
ASSIST WITH JOB PLACEMENT
We focus on developing strong relationships with local employers, identifying their needs and future vacancies. We will then work with you to prepare you for those jobs.
CEPD EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR
You will have the support of a CEPD Employment Advisor. Be it job search advice, training and development or work placements, we’ll work with you to identify positions that best match what you want from a job.
You’ll also have the support of a CEPD Employment Advisor to help you with a structured program of careers advice, including help with writing your CV, interview tips, advice about disclosing your disability and benefits advice.
- Your CV need to show your unique blend of skills and experience. Include successes,conflict resolution, problem solving or managerial accomplishments.
- Keep your CV simple.
- State a clear objective for applying.
- Don‘t write a CV that fits a broad range of professions. Taylor the CV to the industry and pinpoint the aspects of your experience match the role you are seeking
- Highlight key skills, experiences etc that will make you stand out from the crowd.
- Describe achievements instead of listing duties, E.g. “ordered and replenished stock daily” sounds more like a job description. Rather write what you achieved; e.g closely monitored sales trend to aid in replenishing stock: reduced out of stock by 19%.
- Phrases like ‘responsible for ordering stock’ can make your CV read like a job description. Instead, describe what you did and what the positive outcome was, like, ‘by closely monitoring sales trends and stock levels, I reduced out of stock instances by 21%’.
- Avoid errors at all costs. Check and recheck for typos, grammar, conflicting information such as dates, incorrect email address and phone number.
- Regularly update your CV to match your current educational and professional qualifications
- Keep it short. Have no more than 2 pages.
- Include references