Our Programme2018-10-25T23:50:23+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.

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: Malcolm Hawkins


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: Trevor Band


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 – 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


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


07 September – 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: Trevor Band


14 September – Confident and Successful Interviews

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


21 September – 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: Richard Thayer


28 September – 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: Trevor Band


05 October – 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: Malcolm Hawkins


12 October – Using LinkedIn as a Job Seeker (TBC)

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


19 October – 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


26 October – 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

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

Expert Panel: Amanda Fisackerly, Director, Fizbizz |

Julia Hyland, Director, Hyland Sturdy HR Consultancy |

Nick Powell, Client Response Coordinator, CV Library

Your Host: Trevor Band

02 November –Introduction to Goal Mapping

In a fast changing world, being able to set and achieve goals is a master life skill.

Learning all the technical and soft skills for a role is only part of the success recipe
and it can be easy for people to lose sight of their original dreams and aspirations
for their career as the immediate demands of life take over.

This enlightening workshop introduces the tool which is helping millions
of individuals worldwide and is being used by companies such as BT
and Microsoft to achieve accelerated success time and time again

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

Your Host: Richard Thayer


09 November – 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: Trevor Band


16 November – 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


23 November – 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: Richard Thayer


30 November – 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: Dermot Fitzpatrick, Director, Inspiring Enterprises

Your Host:Malcolm Hawkins


07 December – 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: Richard Thayer


14 December – 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 – Collaborator, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, calvinniles.com

Your Host: Richard / Trevor / Malcolm


14 December - Christmas Buffet

Christmas gathering for lunch at 13:00 - 15:00

Guest speaker


22nd and 28th December - Closed

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