The work club can help you individually in a number of ways to help get you back into employment. Working in tandem with the Job Centre we offer a local solution in stress free non judgemental surroundings where you can pause and decide what you really want.
If you've been in work for a long time before being made unemployed, your CV may need updating to reflect you as you are today, not to mention to help you sell yourself to what the job market wants in this day and age. Maybe this is your first foray into the job market and you've never written a CV before and don't know where to start. Whatever the reason, bring in your CV and we can help you get the very most out of your abilities and help you sell your real potential
Nowadays computers are a vital aspect of a modern job hunt. Visitors to the work club can enjoy full online access and access to office software to help them find their job. If you're not that comfortable with computers we will be more than happy to help get you started, on top of that we also offer GO-ON-BASIC IT training to help you make the most of the technology at your disposal.
We now offer you a choice of courses run by professional companies such as Groundworks, Achievement Training & Enterprise Plymouth, at the Watermark. These include:- Further IT training / Use of E-mail and internet / Job searching / Communication skills / Developing practical skills and techniques for employment / Self employment workshops
We can help you prepare for an interview by giving you an insight into the type of questions that could be asked. Your dress, first impressions and how you present yourself are extremely important. We can give you a Mock interview to help give you the confidence for that very important interview.
We work in association with the Next Step organisation to help you decide what to do and where to go from here. We can book you an appointment with the local Next Step advisor who can offer you advice and point you towards other organisations that might be able to help you specific to your situation.
We hold regular talks with members of the Job Centre and other employment specialists from the local community and further afield, all offering independent and constructive advice on how to find the job you really want, and find it now. We regularily invite these specialists to our meetings where they can give you one on one advice to help you back into work.
Volunteering is a good way to help you keep up your skills whilst waiting for that all important job to come up. It allows you to get out and about, meet other people and help keep up your confidence. We have lists of local organisations that need help. This could be a few hours a week to whatever commitment you can give. It is also a plus point on your CV.