Our Programme 2017-09-22T23:19:21+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.

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: Amanda Fisackerly Director, Fizz-biz,
Stephen Pollard, Snr Telemarketer, B2B Lead Agency,
Mark Green, Senior Bid Manager, De La Rue

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

24 November – Confident and Successful Interviews

How to make a positive impression at interview through:
Your appearance
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

A guide for those who wish to consider:
Becoming a Sole Trader or Freelancer
Running a Limited Company
Becoming a Contractor

Business Presenter: Nicky Larkin, Managing Director, Goringe Accountants

15 December – 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

This will be the last session for 2017

Christmas Get Together – 13:00 – 15:00 Main Hall

22 December – Closed for 2017
Happy Christmas…

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