What Work Cambridgeshire and Rutland 2016 - Page 25

Information and guidance for young people aged 13-19 Employers like someone who... Putting all of this advice into action will help you to secure a job and stay in it! Employers like someone who... What you can do shows initiative Get a part-time job or do some voluntary work. takes care in what they do Fill in your application form clearly, look smart at the interview and always be on time. is keen and enthusiastic When applying for a job, think carefully about how you put yourself across. Once you’re working, always appear willing. has employability or transferable skills Think about something you’ve done at school or in your spare time that shows how you’ve used a skill. This could include giving presentations or playing a team sport. is adaptable Show examples of how you’ve adapted to change, such as leaving school. Make it clear that you’re willing to learn new skills. can work well in a team Use examples from school or out-of-school to show how you can get on with others. is reliable Once you’ve got a job or apprenticeship place turn up on time every day. Ring into work if you’re unwell (but not just a sore throat) to let them know you won’t be coming in. 23