Course Aims

We all know Job searching can be lonely and challenging so in partnership with GordonYates, Mandy Blackwell Recruitment is delighted to offer this brand new training programme ‘Five Steps to work’.

This programme takes you on your ‘applying for work’ journey, and leads you through a simple step by step programme taking you through each of the core stages of successful job searching, while building a personalised bank of resources for you to keep and use after completion.
​’Five Steps to Work’ is the result of years of experience. It comes from people who care passionately about structured job search training and know how life-changing it can be. It is a unique resource, built to give you the best possible edge in a competitive job market.

You can choose just to take the course online or, opt for one-to-one coaching and mentoring support with an experienced career coach who will ensure you have all the skills you need to be successful. Your personal coach is there to guide, encourage and support your progress. Within each module, exercises and assignments help you put your learning into practice.

We can pretty much guarantee that after taking this programme you will see your interview invites go through the roof and, ultimately if you follow this course you will be able to secure employment. So, if you want a new job do sign up now.

Programme Content

The programme consists of five self-managed ‘steps’, each covering a core stage of the job search process, designed to run in parallel with your one-to-one support.

Module 1 Too often ignored, this covers the vital first step of thinking about yourself – your values, motivators and skills – and how these shape the kind of job you should look for and where your strengths can bring the greatest value.

Module 2 Building from a basis of self-understanding, this module helps you identify your target market – where to focus your search efforts and how to make the most of the channels of communication available to you – equipping you with everything you need to target your job search effectively.

Module 3 This module focuses on the all-important CV – how best to present yourself, how to tailor your skills and experience to each role, and how to deliver a powerful message to prospective employers.

Module 4 For many people interviews pose the biggest challenge. In this module you will learn useful tools, tips and techniques to built confidence and help you sell yourself successfully in even the most challenging interview situations.

Module 5 Along with summarising your learnings, the programme concludes by addressing all the things you can do post-interview to stand out from the crowd and turn your interviews into job offers.

Total Programme Time

Online Only
The expected programme time includes approximately 7-8 hours of online training

Online Plus Coaching
3 full hours of one-to-one time with your personal career coach plus the 7-8 hours of online training.

This is a flexible online programme and so is designed to fit with you schedule. You work at your own pace, start at whatever time suits you and take breaks whenever you need.

Resources Needed

We recommend you have a notepad and pen to take notes as you progress through the course. You will also need to have access to a word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or TextEdit).

As this is an online course access to the internet will be required.


Five Steps to Work (with Career Coaching) – £295 +VAT
Five Steps to Work (Online Materials Only) – £50 +VAT

Getting Started

To get started please follow the link below. We look forward to working with you soon.

Start the 5 Step Programme