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Virtual Job Club Week 2. 20/01/2021

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Where to search for vacancies

Wednesday 20th January. 2 to 4pm. 

Online Zoom Meeting.

Are you a client in Sheffield or Rotherham? Are you trying to decide on a career, want a change of career, or currently looking for work? Then our Virtual Job Club will help you. 

SRSB/RSS recognises that unemployment can affect your confidence and wellbeing, and these sessions are aimed specifically at our visually impaired clients and their particular concerns. 

For each of these sessions we ask representatives from local organisations, members of our staff, and other visually impaired people to speak about the topics for each session. 

These sessions will give you an insight into several local organisations and also into the careers of some of our visually impaired supporters.

The Job Club will run for 8 weeks online via Zoom. 

These are FREE sessions and places are limited, so please register your interest at SRSB/RSS as soon as possible on 0114 272 2757 or email info@srsb.org.uk and we will get in touch with you with joining instructions. You are welcome to come to all the sessions, or ones that are of particular interest, but please reserve your place. 

We will be inviting speakers to discuss the following areas with you:

Week 1 Wednesday Jan 13th. 2 to 4pm. 

Welcome and introductions to the group and first steps, to include: 

  • Choosing your career or changing your career. 
  • Retraining, with information about Universities/Colleges. 
  • Self Employment.

Week 2 Wednesday January 20th. 2 to 4pm. 

Where to search for vacancies, to include.

  • Recruitment agencies.
  • Online job boards.
  • Job Centres. 
  • Companies. 

Week 3 Wednesday January 27th. 2 to 4pm. 

Applying for a Job, to include: 

  • Writing a CV. 
  • Application Forms. 
  • Disclosing a disability

Week 4 Wednesday February 3rd. 2 to 4pm. 

Access to Work, to include:

  • Information.
  • Discussion.

Week 5 Wednesday February 10th. 2 to 4pm. 

Preparing for interviews, to include:

  • Development of confidence.
  • Interview skills. 

Week 6 Wednesday February 17th. 2 to 4pm. 

Motivational stories from others, to include:

  • Talks from visually impaired guest speakers about their careers in a variety of roles.
  • Challenges they have faced and overcome.

Week 7 Wednesday February 24th. 2 to 4pm. 

Interviews, to include:

  • The chance to book a mock interview.
  • Feedback from interviews.

Week 8 Wednesday March 3rd. 2 to 4pm. 

Summary of previous weeks and actions going forward.

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