Preparing for the Job Market

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This PD day takes place after the React Module. Trainees will learn about the CYF process of getting a job and the tools to support getting into a new career.

Prior Knowledge

All trainees should have completed PD Day 1, 2, 3, and 4

All trainees should have completed PD coursework

All trainees should have received feedback on their Honeycomb cell 'Presenting for Success'

Session 1 (20 mins- 25 mins)

Engaging Games (No icebreaker needed beforehand)


  • To build group cooperation, focus, and concentration

  • To encourage active participation

  • To demonstrate the importance of each individual in the group

Session plan is here.

Session 2 (30 mins- 40mins)

Guest Speaker - Understanding how the CYF job process works

  • To help trainees learn about the steps to employment

  • To highlight CYF's role in the employment journey

  • To highlight trainees role in their employment journey

Session 3 (50 mins- 1 hour)

Job Application Workshop

  • To help trainees learn the steps in the job search process

  • To guide trainees on how to find companies and roles that right for them

  • To support trainees in reading and dissecting a job advert

Session 4 (45 mins- 1 hour)

Visibility in the job market- Social Media and Self marketing

  • To help trainees learn how to use social media platforms to search for jobs

  • To support trainees in developing networking techniques

  • To support trainees to develop their social media presence for professional visibility

Session 5 (30 mins- 40mins)

Developer Skills - Agile and Scrum intro

  • To help trainees learn about the importance of Agile

  • To help trainees identify their current coping habits

  • To support trainees in developing resilience strategies

Session 6 (30 mins- 40mins)

Honeycomb Introduction - Learning From Failure cell and feedback

  • To help trainees understand that failure is a learning opportunity

  • To introduce trainees to the habits that are needed to recover from setbacks

Independent Practice- Coursework introduction ‌

See the coursework here.

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