Approached by JobCentre Plus – South East to write a week long programme aimed at Graduates who were unsure of their next steps, I wrote the workshops to be delivered by Zoom to highlight key thinking not usually discussed in a family, education nor business environments.
Through my work on Growing Talent, and before it The Real Apprentice, I’ve long known the fabulous hidden talent amongst us that employers are missing out on because people do not know how to share what’s inside them. After much preparation, research, scheduling, I finally had an Agenda to deliver 27 – 31July 2020 that I was happy with – but would the participants be?
Covering a different, but related theme, each day including employment, empowerment and wellbeing each day using a variety of discussion, whiteboard feedback, powerpoint, films and polls, firm connections were quickly built with a sound commitment to stay in touch.
The empathy, encouragement, strength and bravery in each session between all participants for each other was palpable. This was a joy to witness. People helping people no matter their background, culture, religion or ethnicity.
So what did we cover?
Monday – Who are you, elevator pitch – what is it, why is it important, how do you compose one effectively, what do employers look for?
Tuesday – Where are you, where do you want to be, what’s in-between? Your career plan, self-evaluation as a tool for choosing a career.
Wednesday – cvs – the good, the bad and the ugly, how to ace a virtual interview, what’s a personal brand? why are they important?
Thursday – Understanding our brain, how it functions and how it can stop us moving forward, fake it until you become it, use the Power Pose, self care, wellbeing toolkits, manage pressure
Friday – Perfecting our elevator pitch and personal brand, constructive feedback to partners.
So what were some of the thoughts at the end of this great week?
“Good afternoon Jane, I would like to just thank you once again. It honestly changed my life and helped so much. I wish you the best and I hope I can stay in contact.”
“Just wanted to thank you again. It was an amazing and impactful time.”
The power of sharing knowledge – inspirational and can be life changing.