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John HughesCurrent member - August 2017
“The M3 Job Club has provided me with both skills and emotional support. Throughout the programme, the volunteer expert presenters have given me many invaluable insights and practical steps”.
“These have included tailoring my CV to suit the role and understanding hiring business strategies to help formulate memorable questions to ask at interviews. In addition, the attendees at M3 Job Club are an empathetic crowd, all facing very similar testing times.
“To be able to meet regularly with a group who ‘just get it’ and are willing to listen and share their experiences does bolster me for the week ahead. The unique experience provided by the M3 Job Club is a key tool in my return to work mission.”
The M3 Job Club is an excellent facility for job seekers not only for the 16 week presentations programme, but also from the aspect of the encouragement and support of other members who are going through the same journey.
Having the M3 Job Club recommended by Ray Walsh, my job coach at Basingstoke Job Centre enabled me to improve my CV, be more effective in networking, write better cover letters, increase my confidence, be well prepared for interviews and express my thanks afterwards, and have Friday mornings to look forward to in the company of encouraging people interested in my successful job hunting.
This has been my second time with the Club, previously 2014 for about 5 months. I feel the dynamics between the Club and myself has been different this time round. This being more about self-attitude in part due to my approach to the career and the point I’m at in age and the general needs of finding a similar role/salary. My decisions and influences are different to that of the first time.
As strange as it may seem to others, having the ability (no pressure from outside to attend every time) to pick and choose when to come and when to stay, actually made the sessions I did attend more worthwhile. I seemed to take more of the chosen points of interest away with me and applied where necessary this time and it has been almost a ‘pick-me-up’ tonic by attending when the need was there to do so.
I felt when I did contribute to sessions it had more value as I could relate from the first time struggles, and use the most recent experiences when feeding into this year’s sessions. Perhaps it may help the individual to relate their story from their first time to coming back the second time when coming back on-board to M3. It has been a positive experience, on both occasions, but attending less has actually benefited me more.
Never stop learning how to do a CV or how to approach an interview. Get that voice inside your head to be positive and so my advice for second timers is, still attend, make use of the key sessions that will help you. There is an awful lot of value in giving up the Friday mornings to attend M3 Club even if you feel you have seen it before.