Empowering Employment: CV Workshop

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2020 by Elly HannaNo comments


Southwark works is an employment support service for Southwark residents. As our London office is located in Southwark this borough was one of the first places we targeted to offer our Empowering Employment initiative.

This initiative enables our staff to give back to communities in which they work by using skills gained in recruitment. For Southwark, we created and ran a CV workshop, in collaboration with Comensura.

Priorities supported

  • A workshop that would help a diverse group of individuals to increase their employability
  • Provision of methodical and easy to follow steps to cv writing
  • Professional, friendly and importantly accessible delivery of the course

Experience applied

  • We designed a course that included guidelines and training as well as a practical element that allowed attendees to craft their CV with guidance of our consultants
  • Content was applicable to all types of work and skills
  • Our consultants understanding of how to have good “employability“ offered instant feedback and guidance
  • Bespoke resources where created to ensure the learning was supported and easy to implement following the workshop



This workshop was a great success. Attendees welcomed being able to talk about their CV one-to-one with our experienced recruiters, getting a range of tools to manage their job search more effectively. As attendees told us:

“This session as made such a big difference to me and how I will approach my CV”
“I have never had such in-depth advice on my CV as this”
“Training sessions I have had before have been dry, and you have brought heart to CV writing”
“I’ve never thought about how to talk about my skills and experience this way” 
“This toolkit is so helpful and easy to apply to any CV”


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