East London’s job hunters now have a new ally in the search for better career prospects. The Pitman Training Centre in Stratford is currently offering a two-day workshop for local jobseekers who are concerned that they are being held back by a lack of skills in jobsearching and employability.
Pitman Training are a nationwide training organisation offering courses in office-based careers. They specialise in secretarial skills, keyboard skills, accounts, information technology and provide specialised courses dealing with Microsoft packages. Pitman operate through convenient training locations and allow you to study at your own pace to gain certification. Not surprisingly, they have gained a foothold in east London, where much of the population are economically disadvantaged and both need and desire new skills to help them improve their situations.
This special workshop will be held at the Berkeley Business Centre (not far from Stratford’s popular shopping district) and is designed with jobseekers in mind. If you live in the east London area especially, and are having trouble getting employers to notice your CV, or want to improve your current earnings, or even to acquire some helpful advice…then you could give the workshop a try.
Topics covered will include:
- Selling yourself as an ideal candidate to prospective employers.
- Writing the CV that gets noticed.
- Finding jobs on the net i.e. online recruitment firms.
- Interview techniques.
- Self-development and adopting a ‘can-do’ attitude.
- Using networking skills.
- Utilising real-life and online social networks for career changes and advancement.
- Making yourself more visible to recruiters.
Over the two days, you will receive guidance from experts in the field to tackle the increasingly tough job vacancy market. Although exact details of what will happen over the workshop’s duration are not available to the Half-Eaten Mind, it can be safely assumed that there will be presentations, group exercises and classroom teaching especially designed to help students hook that elusive vacancy.
When the UK job market is being pummelled by both the credit crunch and the Eurozone crisis, and as employers place more emphasis on IT and ‘soft’ skills, companies like Pitman Training will prove a valuable lifeline for those who are looking to get back into work or want to broaden their horizons.
To book a place at Pitman’s workshop in Stratford, you can call them direct on 0203 130 0778. Alternatively drop in for a quick chat at Pitman Training Centre Stratford, 2nd floor, Berkeley Business Centre, 44 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 1XH.
For more information – visit http://www.pitman-training.com/locations/pitman-training-stratford