What to expect from the course:- Day 1: Looking good and feeling great! – Confidence Building Day 2: I can succeed! – Recognising achievement, skills and abilities Day 3: Money and other reasons to work Day 4: I’ve made it! – The interview and getting the job! +
What is confidence, motivation, success and happiness? Your inner voice and beliefs Self confidence and self image How other people ‘actually’ see you Am I ready to start looking for work?’ – making sure things are in place for me to succeed’.
Identifying your abilities, strengths and skills Recognising areas of development Skills match, gaps, qualifications, career development and change What jobs should I apply for? The application process:- Asking for an application pack over the telephone Writing a CV Filling out forms Writing a letter
How will returning to work effect me financially? What am I entitled to? What will I gain or lose by going to work? What about childcare? Working Tax Credits Child Tax credits Getting what you are entitled to
Preparing for interviews The interview experience Questions to expect and to ask Different types of interview Assessment Centres Psychometric Tests Mock interview (role-play)
Is confidence something that everyone else seems to have except you? Is confidence something that changes all the time? Is confidence something that you think other people have too much of? Is confidence something you are born with or can you develop it? Believing in yourself? Or something else ?
Is motivation something you need to get up in the morning Is motivation something you find hard to find? What motivates you? Is motivation easy to find when you have something in your life to focus on? Or something else?
Is success something that happens to other people? Being a parent a measure of success? Is how happy we are a measure of success? Is how successful your children are a measure of your own success? Is how much money we have or don’t have a measure of success? Or something else?
Is happiness seeing the smile of your children? Knowing you are a good parent? Knowing that your children love you? Feeling comfortable about going back to work?
Before the break we talked about four important words and what they mean to you. Now for something EVEN MORE important YOUR INNER VOICE AND HOW MUCH YOUR BELIEVE IN YOURSELF !
What you say: I am a good parent I am happy being single My children love me I can cope with anything I happy to go to work I don’t mind leaving my children with other people But what do you actually believe?
The last task was really hard and something you need to work on in order to be happy with the choices you have made.
How you see yourselves can without doubt have an effect on what you can do and achieve in your lives This is because when you believe you can achieve and nothing can stop us, more opportunities will be available to us If you believe you will NOT achieve you will not achieve as much as you could if you THINK POSITIVELY
This next task will help you see not only how you see yourself but how other people see you as well. Understanding this will show you how you come across when you apply for a job, in an application form and in an interview and ultimately at work
We are going to talk about different people who have different types of work:- Full-time Part-time Employed Self-employed Unemployed Volunteer Can you tell who does what?
You need to know and be comfortable with:- The job you do Your company/team/line manager/boss The hours you work The days you work Who looks after your children Your children should be happy
You need to know and be happy with: Who looks after your children What happens when your children are ill Getting your children to and from school Spending quality time with your children That your children know that you love them That you work to provide a better standard of life for you and your children
We are all many things to many People How much time in a day are you: A parent A partner A friend With your children having fun time Having you time
Tomorrow we will look at the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to do a specific job. Do you know what job you would like to do? What you need to be able to do the job? What you need to do before you start the job? Have you got an idea of what you want to do?
I would like to be a: In order to do that job I need to be/to have?