Employability Town is here to support your Career & Progression Week 2015 by offering a range of interactive and practical workshops.
We have prepared a series of workshops aimed at boosting young people’s job hunting, soft business and enterprise skills. Our selected topics are:
Job Hunting Skills:
A set of skills and tools that will allow your students to stand out from the crowd!
Option 1: Using LinkedIn for Job Opportunities
In the current job market, it is no longer enough to simply have a solid CV. Young job seekers now need a professional online presence to land a job. A good place to start is LinkedIn – an online networking platform that allows young people to connect with employers and recruiters. During the workshop participants will learn how to use LinkedIn to find and apply for jobs, apprenticeships and work experience placements.
Option 2: Is your CV JUICY enough to impress employers?
Learning the key principles of an effective CV that is:
- Job relevant
- presents Your soft skills
Option 3: Be a STAR at interviews. Shine!
Learning how to answer tricky interview and application questions with elaborative examples of your strengths. During the workshop students will learn the STAR technique which will allow them to impress any employer.
Option 4: The Power of Networking
Since approximately 80% of jobs are not advertised, this workshop explores how to create beneficial contacts and develop networks in order to identify the ideal job, work experience placement or apprenticeship.
Soft Employability Skills:
A set of skills and qualities allowing your students to thrive in any workplace environment!
Option 5: Managing yourself in time
Learning a range of time management techniques to ensure successful prioritisation and focus on important rather than urgent tasks. During the workshop young people will answer such questions as:
- How to fit your time into quadrants to be more productive.
- How to fit lots of stones into a jar and stop procrastinating.
- How to eat an elephant and plan the future!
Option 6: Pick up the phone!
Since we interact with each other every day, we believe that we know how to communicate effectively. Sadly, not many of us can say we have truly mastering the art of communication especially when it comes to presenting our skills to employers. During the workshop, young people will discover the winning techniques of telephone communication with employers.
Option 7: The Art of Confident Communication
By attending this workshop young people will learn how to communicate effectively and confidently with employers. During the session, they will:
- Explore the power of first impressions
- Learn how to listen actively
- Master the language of benefits when presenting their skills
A set of skills and methods aimed at inspiring young people to become entrepreneurs and transform their business ideas into reality
Option 8: Perfect Business Plan
Learning how to develop and structure a business plan that:
- describes a business
- collates and clarifies business ideas
- plans for the future
- measures progress
- helps to secure funding, such as bank loans
- attracts investors
Option 9: Ten myths about being an entrepreneur
An introduction to the world of self employment and entrepreneurship by exploring and demystifying 10 common statements about being an entrepreneur.