Our Programme 2017-08-16T17:23:12+00:00

Our Programme

Making the first step

Our Programme

Through our excellent programme of activities, you’ll gain invaluable information and the know-how to help you on your journey back into work.  All free of charge to attend for eligible members.  Run by our professional coaches and business volunteers, as a member, you’ll be able to take ‘stepping stones’ towards getting back into work.  Through our interactive sessions, you’ll cover a wide range of subjects including building confidence, effective CVs, interview technique and practice, starting your own business and the use of social media.

We’re also guided by our members, so we invite you to let us know what other topics will help you in your search.  We aim to deliver a service that meets your needs and adds practical value to your search to secure your next role.  Our sessions run every Friday (apart from Public Holidays) from 9am – 12.30pm.


7 July – The CV Conundrum

A Panel of Experts Review CVs and Feedback What They Expect from A CV
How to Grab the Attention on a CV?
The Dos and Don’ts in CV Writing
How to Engage with Recruiters and What They Look For
Facilitator: Liz Johnston, Senior HR Business Partner, James Hay Partnership
Expert Panel: Maxine Hart, Wote Street People, Sara Smith, Sara Smith Ltd and Amanda Fisackerly – Fizz-bizz


 14 July – A Structured Approach for Developing a Plan for Success

Don’t Leave Success to Chance
Progressing Your Goals to Secure the Right Job
Research, Planning, Organisation and Coordination
Stakeholder Management
Keeping Our Lives in Balance, Sustain Motivation, Health & Relationships
Business Presenter: Trevor Band, M3 Job Club


 21 July – Using LinkedIn as a Job Seeker 

Help Your LinkedIn Profile Promote You
Find the Companies You Want to Work for
Get Your Expertise on Show
Tap into Your Network & do Your Homework
Get Prepared for Your Interview
Business Volunteer: Steve Mills, Director, The Prudent Marketer


 28 July – Confident and Successful Interviews

How to make a positive impression at interview through:
Your appearance
Behaviour
Communication
Business Coach: Ruth Cane, Director, Ruth Cane Image & Impact 

4 August – The Recruiter’s Perspective

How to Market Yourself to Recruiters
Understanding the Objectives of Recruiters
What Recruiters Look For
Interacting with Recruitment Agencies
Business Volunteer: Jo Campos, Account Manager (Resource Solutions) at TSB


11 August – Impressive Interviews

How to Create a Great First Impression
Preparing Your Answers; Yes, You Can Do This Before Hearing the Questions!
How to Look – How to Speak – What to Say

Business Coach: Sara Smith, Director – Sara Smith Ltd


 18 August – The Dark Art of One Click Applications

How Job Boards Work
Why You Get Random Jobs Sent to You
Why One Click Is Never Enough Effort
A Few LinkedIn ‘Cheats’
Who / What Reads the Applications
Why an Agency Should Be Preferable to a Job Board
How to Circumnavigate the System?
Business Volunteer: Maxine Hart, Director, Wote Street People


25 August – Your Voice | Your Power

 Be Yourself by Discovering Your Authenticity
Be Your Best Self by Hacking Your Physiology
Covey Conviction
‘Vivify’ Your Voice
Share Your Story
Business Presenter: Calvin Niles, Director, Calvin Niles Ltd

1 September – Using LinkedIn as a Job Seeker

Help Your LinkedIn Profile Promote You
Find the Companies You Want to Work for
Get Your Expertise on Show
Tap into Your Network & do Your Homework
Get Prepared for Your Interview
Business Presenter: Steve Mills, Director, The Prudent Marketer


8 September – Hello: Is it Me You’re Looking For?

How to Find Out What Employers Are Looking For
How to Match Your CV To the Job Role
Using Key Words Not Same Words – Why It Is So Important
This Is a Questions and Answers Session. Please Bring Your Questions
Business Presenter: Maxine Hart, Operations Director, Wote Street People


15 September – Job Strategy and Plan

Know Your Start Point
Define Your Purpose
Know Your Motivations
Create Your Own Action Plan
Business Coach: Nikki Wild, Director, Wild Empowerment Ltd and M3JC Trustee


22 September – Composing Your CV

CVs & Their Impact
Composing Your CV – Different Formats
Profile Statement
Transferable Skills
Covering Letter
Business Presenter: Amanda Fisackerly, Recruitment Specialist & Career Coach, Fizz-biz


29 September – Impressive Interviews

How to Create a Great First Impression
Preparing Your Answers; Yes, You Can Do This Before Hearing the Questions!
How to Look — How to Speak – What to Say
Business Coach: Sara Smith, Director – Sara Smith Ltd

6 October – Securing Work in a Mad, Mad, Mad World

Making sense of the powerful forces that affect today’s job market
Seeing new value in your CV
Understanding your capacity to influence recruiters and employers
Maintaining a plan of action
Business Presenter: Trevor Band, Management Consultant;
Lecturer in Business Strategy & Host, M3 Job Club


13 October – Who Moved My Cheese?

How Different People React to Change
What to Do When “Your Cheese Moves”
How to Overcome the Fear of Changing?
How to Find “New Cheese”
Tapping into Resources You Didn’t Know You Had to Help
Move with the Cheese and Enjoy it
Business Coach: Diarmaid Fitzpatrick, Director, Inspiring Enterprises


20 October – Research Companies to be Impressive at Interviews

Talk Their Language; Think Strategically About the Business You Might Work For
Get to Grips with How a Prospective Employer Thinks About Their Business
Learn or Refresh Your Knowledge of a Powerful Yet Simple Business Planning Tool
Equip Yourself With a Few Key Questions to Ask at Interviews
Business Presenter: Susan Elliott, MD, Strategy, VitalSix


27 October – The CV Conundrum

A Panel of Experts Review CVs and Feedback What They Expect from A CV
How to Grab the Attention on a CV?
The Do’s and Don’ts in CV Writing
How to Engage with Recruiters and What They Look For
Facilitator: Maxine Hart, Operations Director, Wote Street People
Expert Panel: Sara Smith, Amanda Fisackerly, Plus 1 (TBA)

3 November – Understanding Communication Styles

DISCover your profile
Recognise Different Styles of communicating and your own preferences
How to improve communication, harmony and motivation
Identify How to Communicate Differently to Get Your Message Across
Business Coach: Nikki Wild, Director, Wild Empowerment Ltd and M3JC Trustee


10 November – Financial Planning

How Budget Planning Can Reduce Outgoings and Prevent Overspending
How Inertia Costs You Money!
The Importance of a Written Plan
Business Presenter: Joel Arif, Director, The Jafe Arif Practice, St James Wealth Management


17 November – The Recruiter’s Perspective

How to Market Yourself to Recruiters
Understanding the Objectives of Recruiters
What Recruiters Look For
Interacting with Recruitment Agencies
Business Presenter: Jo Campos, Account Manager (Resourcing Solutions) at TSB


24 November – Confident and Successful Interviews

How to make a positive impression at interview through:
Your appearance
Behaviour
Communication
Business Coach: Ruth Cane, Director, Ruth Cane Image & Impact

1 December – Practicing Your Interview Techniques

Preparing for Your Next Interview
Techniques and Styles
Putting it into Practice with Feedback
Questions & Answers
Business Coach: Sara Smith, Director – Sara Smith Ltd


8 December – Essential Guide to becoming self-employed

Suitable for those who wish to consider becoming a sole trader
Run a limited company
Become Self-employed (Contractor)

Business Presenter: Nicky Larkin, Managing Director, Goringe Accountants


15 December – TBC
This will be the last session for 2017
After the morning session, we’ll be having our Christmas Get Together


22 December – Closed for 2017
Happy Christmas…

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