In addition to providing individual counselling services george james runs highly focused and highly practical programmes which provide delegates with a thorough grounding in the skills and techniques required to both maximise their ability to identify new opportunities and to secure a new position.

An intensive 1 day course, the learning experience is highly interactive and places strong emphasis on practical outcomes. Delegates will gain additional benefit from the experience of other participants on the course

Outplacement – Level 1 – The Fundamentals of Job Hunting

At the end of the course the participants will:

  • Understand how to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses and identify their USPs
  • Understand the purpose of a CV and the importance of dedicating time to writing an impactful CV as this is a key marketing tool. The need to make every word count, the importance of format and style. It needs to be a compelling read!
  • How to craft correspondence to accompany their CV
  • Understand how to tailor their CVs and application letters to match job opportunities
  • Appreciate the importance of crafting a opening statement and how to do it well
  • Understand how to find where to look for new opportunities
  • Understand how to best market themselves, including the value of networking and how to optimise this
  • Understand the recruitment process and time lines
  • How to prepare for an interview/recruitment process including how to handle objections
  • How to manage an interview
  • How to follow up an interview
  • Appreciate what to do during a period of unemployment in order to remain employable at the right level – the need to treat looking for work as work
  • Appreciate how to manage the emotional “stigma” that redundancy can bring
  • Leave the course with confidence and a positive mind set that comes from having a plan of how to obtain their next position
  • Have established a personal link with recruitment professionals at george james ltd for ongoing support and advice

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who may lose their job who is not experienced in all aspects above and who does not have a new position to move to
  • Anyone who has been unemployed for any amount of time and needs new ideas and a new plan of how to secure a new position


  • Open course £295 + VAT
  • In house coursed for maximum of 12 people £2380 + VAT and expenses.