City : Careers Advice Zone : Job profiles
For job profiles with information on what each job involves and asks for in applications, look at the information available from National Careers Service website so you can get an idea of what one looks like and what they look for in different jobs.
Another useful website is www.plotr.co.uk which helps provide career inspiration and preparation.
A job profile is really useful because it is telling you everything that they are looking for, so make the most of it.
When you read a job profile, print out the description and read through it with a highlighter. Then read through line by line and use your pen to underline each thing they ask for. You need to show them that you have the skills they ask for.
Have a look at the example below to see how you can do that
"Working with customers and working in a team"
They are looking for someone who is good at working with other people, both strangers and people they know.
- Now think of any way that you might have shown that you can do that.
- Have you worked with other people before?
- Have you played any team sports?
- How about your meeting with your careers advisor, it shows that you have worked with another person to achieve a goal i.e. getting a job.