Our Programme 2018-04-30T22:06:23+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.

4 May – Career Vision and Job 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

Your Host: Richard Thayer


11 May – Composing Your CV & Marketing Plan

CVs & Their Impact

Composing Your CV – Different Formats

Profile Statement

Transferable Skills

Covering Letter

Business Presenter: Amanda Fisackerly, Recruitment Specialist & Career Coach, Fizz-biz

Your Host: Malcolm Hawkins


18 May – Impressive Interviews

How to Create a Great First Impressions

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

Your Host: Trevor Band


25 May – 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

Your Host: Malcolm Hawkins


1 June – Personal Positioning & How to Stand Out in a Crowd

Define Your Unique Blend of Strengths, Skills & Talents

Identify What You Will Be Famous For

Define Your Personal Strap-line

Business Coach: Nikki Wild, Director, Wild Empowerment Ltd and M3JC Trustee

Your Host: Trevor Band


8 June – Securing Work in a Mad, 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 at M3 Job Club

Your Host: Trevor Band


15 June – 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

Your Host: Richard Thayer


22 June – 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

Your Host: Richard Thayer


29 June – Confident and Successful Interviews (TBC)

How to make a positive impression at interview through:

Appearance, Behaviour, Communication

Business Coach: Ruth Cane, Director, Ruth Cane Image & Impact

Your Host: Malcolm Hawkins


6 July – The CV Conundrum (Part 1)

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

Business Facilitator: Maxine Hart, Director, Wote Street People and M3JC Trustee

Expert Panel: TBA

Your Host: Trevor Band


13 July – Practising Writing Your CV (Part 2)

Based on learning from The CV Conundrum, a practical session on:

How to write a CV that will get you the interview that will get you the job

Business Presenter: Maxine Hart, Director, Wote Street People and M3JC Trustee

Your Host: Malcolm Hawkins


20 July – Managing Stressful Situations Whilst Job Seeking

Understanding emotions that take place during challenging times of transition

Practical ideas and exercises to relieve stress and worry

Understanding your achievements and show your best side

Business Coach: Lynda Cant, Director, In-a-coaching and M3JC Trustee

Your Host: Malcolm Hawkins


27 July – Essential Guide to becoming self-employed

Seeking to become a sole trader or run a limited company?

Insight, information and general advice on self-employment, contracting, starting a business

Business Presenter: Nicky Larkin, Managing Director, Goringe Accountants

Your Host: Richard Thayer


3 August – 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

Your Host: Trevor Band


10 August – Your Voice | Your Power

Be Yourself by Discovering Your Authenticity

Be Your Best by Hacking Your Physiology

Convey Conviction

'Vivify' Your Voice

Share Your Story

Business Presenter: Calvin Niles – Collaborator, Mentor, Entrepreneur, CalvinNiles.com

Your Host: Richard Thayer


17 August – 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

Your Host: Trevor Band


24 August – Confident and Successful Interviews (TBC)

How to make a positive impression at interview through

Appearance, Behaviour, Communication

Business Coach: Ruth Cane, Director, Ruth Cane Image & Impact

Your Host: Malcolm Hawkins


31 August – 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, Surrey Oaks Wealth Management
(Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management)

Your Host: Malcolm Hawkins


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