Written for young people, by young people.

Let us help you Kickstart YOUR Career

‘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.


Purpol Marketing employed 50 kickstarters and they have learned all aspects of career development.

If you are a young person starting your career or an organisation employing a kickstarter or apprentice then this course is specifically developed to provide useful content to help with career development.

Managing Director, Purpol Marketing Denise O'Leary

Purpol Marketing is owned by Denise O’Leary, a Board level Marketing Director who has maintained her ongoing accreditation as a Chartered Marketer with the CIM – Chartered Institute of Marketing every year since 2005.Denise holds both a Masters Degree specialising in Marketing and Business Strategy and a First Class Honours Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration.Denise is a dynamic, enthusiastic, award winning, marketing specialist and coach with 20+ years’ extensive experience of delivering impressive results. Denise utilises a pragmatic, market based approach to deliver measurable company development in all aspects, including communication strategy, brand development, competitor understanding and customer engagement.

Course curriculum

    1. Finding the right career

    2. Finding a company suitable to you

    3. Finding a company suitable to you (2)

    4. Finding a company suitable to you (3)

    5. Reviewing the company: is it right for me?

    6. Reviewing the company: is it right for me? (2)

    7. Additional sources

    8. QUIZ: Getting started

    9. The importance of SWOT analysis

    10. SWOT: your turn

    11. Personal SWOT Analysis template

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    12. Understanding your identity

    13. What threatens your chances of success?

    14. QUIZ: SWOT analysis

    15. Personal branding

    16. Personal branding tips

    17. LinkedIn

    18. Personal branding and social media

    19. Online presence

    20. QUIZ: Personal branding

    21. Identifying your interests and personal branding

    22. DISC profiling

    23. Myers-Briggs

    24. Matching your personality with jobs

    25. Personality Test Links

    26. QUIZ: Match the personalities with the ideal jobs

    27. How to apply learnt information

    28. Social media engagement

    29. Look for opportunities

    30. Setting goals

    31. Maintain a positive mindset

    32. QUIZ: How to apply learned information

    1. An introduction to understanding skillset

    2. Hard skills

    3. Soft skills

    4. Skills showcase

    5. Origin of your skills

    6. QUIZ: Skills

    7. Portfolio

    8. Creative Portfolio

    9. Professional Portfolio

    10. Professional Portfolio (2)

    11. QUIZ: Portfolios

    12. CV writing

    13. Tailoring your CV

    14. Layout and length

    15. Language matters

    16. What to avoid

    17. QUIZ: CV writing

    18. Canva CV Examples

    19. Cover letter: Introduction

    20. Cover letter format: Research

    21. Cover letter format: Opening

    22. Cover letter format: Paragraphs

    23. Dos and don'ts

    24. Cover Letter Top Tips

    25. QUIZ: Cover letter writing

    26. Business communication: The essentials

    27. Writing a professional email

    28. Applying for a job through email

    29. QUIZ: Business communication

    1. Where to look? Job sites - LinkedIn

    2. Where to look? Job sites - Indeed

    3. Where to look? Job sites - Reed

    4. Where to look? Job sites - Govt

    5. Other sites

    6. QUIZ: Applications - where to look

    7. Ultimate framework

    8. What to include: Who are you?

    9. What to include: Competency based Qs

    10. QUIZ: Applications - what to include

    11. What to avoid

    12. What to avoid (2)

    13. QUIZ: Applications - what to avoid

    14. What is an internship?

    15. Internships: Benefits

    16. Internships: Application

    17. During your Internship

    18. During your Internship (2)

    19. Internship: Statistics

    20. QUIZ: Internship

    21. Graduate jobs: How to prepare

    22. Graduate jobs: Top tips

    23. Graduate jobs: Top tips (2)

    24. Graduate jobs: Stages of application

    25. Graduate jobs: Stages of application (2)

    26. Graduate Jobs: Stages of application (3)

    27. Graduate Jobs: Stages of application (4)

    28. Stages of the application process: Resources

    29. QUIZ: Stages of the application process

    30. Graduate jobs: Skills and requirements

    31. Graduate jobs: Skills and requirements (2)

    32. Graduate job: Resources

    33. QUIZ: Graduate jobs

    34. Candidates: Skills and requirements

    35. Candidate requirements: Resources

    36. QUIZ: Candidates questions

    37. Cover letters: Tailoring to the application

    38. Cover letters: Tailoring to the application (2)

    39. Top tips: Tailoring the application

    40. Networking letter top tips

    41. Cover letters: What to avoid

    42. Application: Resources

    43. QUIZ: Application

    44. Mental health and rejection

    45. Mental health and rejection (2)

    46. Mental health and rejection (3)

    47. Mental health and rejection (4)

    48. Mental health and rejection: Resources

    49. QUIZ: Mental health and rejection

    50. Understanding skillsets

    51. Understanding skillsets (2)

    52. Understanding skillsets (3)

    53. Understanding skillsets (4)

    54. Understanding skillsets (5)

    55. Understanding skillsets (6)

    56. Skillset: Resources

    57. QUIZ: Understanding skillsets

    1. Interview preparation

    2. Preparation for questions

    3. Interview questions

    4. Common questions

    5. Difficult questions

    6. Questions to ask your interviewer

    7. QUIZ: Interview questions

    8. Expecting the unexpected

    9. Expecting the unexpected (2)

    10. QUIZ: Expecting the unexpected

    11. Dress and verbal etiquette

    12. Dress

    13. Verbal etiquette

    14. QUIZ: Dress and verbal etiquette

    15. STAR method

    16. STAR method: Situation

    17. STAR method: Task

    18. STAR method: Action

    19. STAR method: Result

    20. What is the STAR method

    21. QUIZ: STAR method

    22. Knowing your CV and experience

    23. Knowing your CV and experience (2)

    24. Knowing your CV and experience (3)

    25. Knowing your CV and experience (4)

    26. QUIZ: Knowing your CV and experience

    27. Types of interviews

    28. Face to face

    29. Interviews

    30. Interviews (2)

    31. Video Interviews

    32. Video Interviews (2)

    33. Phone call and video interviews

    34. Phone interviews

    35. Assessment centres

    36. Group interviews

    37. Interview Top Tips

    38. QUIZ: Interview format

    39. Post-interview actions

    40. Post-interview actions (2)

    41. Post-interview actions: Handling rejection

    42. QUIZ: Post-interview actions

    1. Receiving feedback

    2. Receiving feedback top tips

    3. Handling feedback: Myers Briggs types

    4. Handling feedback: DISC profiling

    5. Handling rejection

    6. Handling rejection top tips

    7. QUIZ: Receiving feedback and handling rejection

    8. Developing your skills

    9. Record and categorise

    10. Research and network

    11. Convey your experience

    12. QUIZ: Developing your skills

    13. Don't be complacent

    14. Don't be complacent (2)

    15. Keep setting goals

    16. Keep setting goals (2)

    17. Keep asking for feedback

    18. Keep asking for feedback (2)

    19. QUIZ: How to thrive when successful

    20. Volunteering and charity work

    21. The benefits of volunteering

    22. External links for volunteering

    23. QUIZ: Volunteering

About this course

  • £59.00
  • 225 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content