Welcome to
Kickstart My Career

The essential online course for 16-24 year olds who are looking to jumpstart their career.

Written for young people, by young people.

What is the Kickstart My Career Course?

‘Kickstart My Career’ is an online course created by jobseekers for jobseekers. Aimed at 16-24-year-olds who are looking to start their career, the course is perfect for those who have completed their education, are seeking new employment opportunities, or are simply looking to improve their employability.

The course combines video-based learning with worked-through examples and practical exercises to help you kickstart your career. You will learn everything you need to know to confidently apply for new roles and be a success at interviews. Each topic will enable you to improve your employability and understanding of what makes you the ideal candidate. This course gives you the tools to make the most out of your experiences and build a professional profile that will get you noticed.

Why Take This Course?

How Will It Help You?

By taking the ‘Kickstart My Career’ course, you will gain:

Skills

Employability skills, IT skills, research skills.

Knowledge

CV and cover letter writing, personal brand building.

Confidence

Face-to-face interviews, handling rejection, mental health awareness.

Insight

From other Kickstarters and the process involved in starting your career.

What Does It Cover?

Getting Started

  • Finding the right career
  • Finding a company suitable for you
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Understanding your identity: Personal strengths and weaknesses
  • ​Personal branding: Building an online presence

Professional Profile

  • Understanding skill set
  • Hard and soft skills
  • Portfolio
  • CV: Writing skills and formatting
  • Cover Letter: tailoring it with each application
  • Composing business emails

Applications

  • Job sites
  • Applications
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs​
  • Cover Letters
  • Mental health and dealing with rejection
  • Understanding skill sets

Interviews

  • Preparation of questions
  • Dress and verbal etiquette​
  • STAR technique
  • Knowing your CV and experience​
  • Types of interviews
  • Post-interview actions

Next Steps​

  • Receiving feedback and handling rejection
  • Developing any skills learned
  • How to thrive when successful
  • Volunteering​
  • Further reading

What We Offer

Pay it Forward Scheme

KICKSTART THEIR CAREER

When purchasing the course for yourself or your business, consider opting in to our pay it forward scheme.
Pay for an additional access key for a young person who can’t afford to pay for themselves. 

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