improving job serach skills
The Job Club, funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), enables clients to develop more effective job search skills and to prepare for job interviews. The Job Club maintains and develops an individual’s level of confidence and motivation to look for a job, increases the individual’s chances of obtaining a job interview and increases skills to perform effectively at an interview.
A Job Club brings together unemployed people of all ages who are looking for work. It provides a range of facilities and services to help people secure employment. Attendance is voluntary and free of charge!
Members of the Job club are all unemployed persons, who have a common goal – a genuine interest in finding work. Under the expert guidance of the Job Club Leaders, members receive training and support in developing their job seeking skills. Members also work together, share their experiences and explore local work opportunities. When you become a member, the Job Club will build your confidence and show you how jobs can be found. It will also provide you with the resources needed for an intensive search for work.
The Job Club provides a range of services and facilities to members including, a Resource Centre, Formal Training and Support and Advice in Sourcing Jobs.
The Job Club’s Resource Centre can provide you with facilities to help you find work, including:
- Access to Job Seeking supports (phones, emails, Internet, printing and photocopying)
- Access to Job Vacancy listings and information
- Professional CV
- Assistance with job application cover letters
- Assistance with job application forms & aptitude tests
- Assistance with Job Seeking Skills
- Interview coaching
The Job Club also provides free formal training sessions to BJC Clients.. The formal sessions comprise of practical Job Seeking skills, Interview skills, and Basic IT skills.
The Formal Training sessions are run in the Ballymun Job Centre, in a friendly and informal setting, and are run throughout the year. Listed below are some of the modules offered on the formal sessions:
- CV Preparation
- How to successfully create your own cover letters
- Advice on how to complete online and soft copy application forms
- Interview Preparation and Techniques
- Mock Interview and Feedback
- Basic IT Skills – using the internet, setting up an email address etc.
If you are interested in any of the above you can drop into your local Ballymun Job Centre office and register with us to avail of the drop in facilities there.
If you are already a client of the BJC you can ask your Guidance Officer to refer you to the Job Club. Clients may also be referred by their local Intreo Office (DEASP).
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