GRADNET TO HOLD 'ESSENTIAL JOB-SEEKING SKILLS' EVENT
By billpenn1 | Thursday, January 12, 2012, 10:51
GradNet, the free service to help university leavers living in South Bucks land their first professional job, is to hold an intensive workshop on core job-seeking skills on Tuesday January 24.
Getting A Job – Your Essential Skills Toolset will include a series of short sessions on CV writing, email pitches, job search strategies, presentation and interview techniques and how to use social media and LinkedIn as part of a campaign to find the right job. There will also be a session on how to perfect an Elevator Pitch: a short, personal sales pitch.
The workshop follows the successful launch of GradNet in 2012 and will mark the start of a series of training and personal networking events run by skilled volunteers over the next few months. A new website is under development, as well as a blog, Twitter feed and web discussion group.
"We have had some very positive feedback from people who have registered with GradNet," said Bill Penn, a member of the Gradnet Steering Group. "We are able to offer job-seeking skills training that has not been available to them at many universities. In this very competitive job market, especially in the professional and managerial sector, these core skills are pretty essential."
Gill Thomas, another member of the Steering Group, added: "This is not just about skills training. One of the great benefits of GradNet is that it gives people a chance to network and share information and experiences while they look for a job."
GradNet is a free service and is open to any jobseeking graduate or young person living within ten miles of the town.
Getting A Job – Your Essential Skills Toolset will be held upstairs at the Greyhound Bar, Windsor End, Beaconsfield Old Town, HP9 2JN on Tuesday January 24th starting at 7.30pm. Anyone interested in coming along should register first by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.