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Free Employability Workshops for all residents

9 December 2021

Richmond Council's Work Match service will be running a number of workshops next week to help residents improve their employability skills and help get you ready for your next career move.

On Monday 13 December Richmond Work Match will host a 'Speaking Skills' workshop from 10.30am to 1pm. This course is for everyone who wants to feel more confident about speaking in public, whether online or face-to-face. Many people find that the prospect of giving a presentation or being interviewed makes them feel anxious or apprehensive. The good news is that there are a number of techniques you can learn to make you more confident in these situations.

The second workshop will be 'Job Searching' which will take place on Tuesday 14 December, from 1.30 to 4.30pm. This session is designed to help participants to consider how their own beliefs, levels of confidence and self-talk can affect them, and how they come over, when applying for jobs. The concept of fixed and growth mindset, and approaches to moving more to a growth mindset, will be explored.

On Friday 17 December, Work Match will host 'Building Resilience' from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The session is designed to help participants consider the importance of resilience in job searching – particularly how to remain positive and energised. The session will also reinforce the importance of focussing on mental wellbeing while looking for the next career move.

Finally, on Friday 17 December, Work Match will host a 'Managing Change (Understanding the emotional impact)' webinar from 1.30 to 4.30pm. The session is designed to help participants to consider that they are on a journey of change and to highlight the stages that everyone goes through (albeit at a different pace) when going through any change – regardless of whether the change is by choice (career move) or is ‘done to’ the participants (Involuntary job loss).

To book a place on any of the sessions please register at Work Match and for any enquiries please contact sonia.wilson@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or telephone 07989 448237.

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Updated: 29 December 2021

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