Inclusivity Employment Toolkit

This Inclusivity Employment Toolkit drawn up by the Open Doors Initiative is aimed at assisting companies working with our three groups – people with disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. It was created by O’ Herlihy Access with input from the UNHCR and Irish Youth Foundation.

Hopefully, it will assist you in your work with these groups and answer some questions you may have.

It is the first of future aids to help you in your work, particularly in terms of employing and working with people from marginalised groups and offering ways of meeting challenges and creating a better working environment for all.

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Open Doors Candidate Training

The Open Doors Free Online Training will help you to build the confidence and key employability skills needed to secure your next job.

Created specifically by Accenture, one of our partner companies, to meet the needs of jobseekers, this training will help to prepare you for the entire journey to work, from finding and applying for a job, to being successful in the workplace.

How To Get Started:

Accessing the Open Doors Free Online Training is easy, just follow these three steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on ‘Learner Registration’ and use the Learner Access code: 01ODGE
  3. Try getting started with one of the topics below
CV Writing

What makes a ‘good’ CV? What layout is most appropriate?
Why is there no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ CV?

Learn how to make your CV stand out from the crowd with different styles and techniques in:
Create your CV
Find out tips and tricks for tailoring your CV for different jobs, including what you can do when you don’t have all the skills that the job asks for in:
Tailor your CV
Starting your first CV, or want to start over? Why not use our Open Doors CV template:
Open Doors CV Template
Showcasing your Transferable Skills

Being able to identify and talk about the transferrable skills you have gained to-date is so important when thinking about your career options, applying for jobs, and answering interview questions.
How can you pick out and showcase these skills?

Pick out what transferrable skills you have developed from different areas of your life, and how you can talk about them in:
Identify your Skills
Applying for a Job

How do you get started with your career journey?
How do you make sure you are submitting the best quality application possible?

Discover how you can find out about different careers, and the different sources of help for finding a job in:
Who Can Help You?
Get to grips with filling in application forms, and recognise why  psychometric tests are used in:
The Application Form
Learn what makes a stand-out Cover Letter and how to take yours to the next level in:
A Better Cover Letter
Interview Techniques

What are the tips and tricks to good communication?
How can you demonstrate you are the best fit for the job?
What is the effect of your body language?

Take your communication skills to the next level by learning how to structure your answers to Competency-based interview questions in:
Test Drive the CAR Technique
Discover all of the steps you can take to excel at your interview, from body language to preparing for difficult interview questions in:
Ace Your Interview
Put preparation into practice in this face-to-face interview simulation, and get feedback at each step of the way in:
Practice a Job Interview
Read our Open Doors top tips for preparing for an interview setting in:
Interview Tips
Creating an Online Professional Presence

Who can see your online activity and why does it matter?
Why should you build an online professional network?
How can you use this to your advantage?

Learn about your online professional presence including how to create a great LinkedIn profile and presenting your personal brand in:
Online Professional Network
Behaviours in the Workplace

What does it mean to be professional? Why are first impressions so important?
What is expected of you in the workplace?
What should you know about living and working in Ireland?

Learn how to make a positive first impression and how to be professional in the workplace in:
Finding Your Feet
How you react to situations will shape your success at work. Learn all about methods to help you cope with difficult scenarios in:
Having the Right Attitude
Probation? Time Management? Feedback? Get to grips with all of these terms and learn to start off strong in:
Knowing Your Job
Here is your essential guide to living and working in Ireland, from taxes to public holidays in:
Guide to Working and Living in Ireland