Getting ready to work

BEING confident, having all your credentials together, and knowing how to prepare yourself to talk with potential employers will all be covered in a series of free workshops next week.

Sponsored by Eastland Community Trust, #thejobshop at the Farmers Air Showgrounds Event Centre next Thursday is an inaugural event Activate Tairawhiti has rolled out as part of its Youth Employment Strategy.

A series of local and national presenters have eight topics to prepare the job seeker, from first impressions to standing out from the crowd, employment preparation and digital footprints.

These will be running for 30-minute sessions throughout the day, 9am–2pm.

Speakers include Jake Bailey, known for his inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School, delivered from a wheelchair just one week after he was diagnosed with one of the most aggressive of cancers.

The event is aimed at youth aged 16-24 looking for a job but who don’t know where to start.

Gisborne employers with entry level positions available now or in the future are also encouraged to attend the day.

The workshops are:

  • Mind Lab: Digital Footprint
  • Turanga Health: Generate the cash — Put the Stash in the Trash
  • Accomplish: Stand out from the Crowd
  • BDO: First Impressions — Get it Right and Get the Job
  • EIT Tairawhiti: Employment Preparation
  • Activate Tairawhiti: Get Work Ready
  • Tertiary Education Commission: Know Yourself, Back Yourself, Have a Plan
  • Jake Bailey: I found my passion through my fight with cancer.

BEING confident, having all your credentials together, and knowing how to prepare yourself to talk with potential employers will all be covered in a series of free workshops next week.

Sponsored by Eastland Community Trust, #thejobshop at the Farmers Air Showgrounds Event Centre next Thursday is an inaugural event Activate Tairawhiti has rolled out as part of its Youth Employment Strategy.

A series of local and national presenters have eight topics to prepare the job seeker, from first impressions to standing out from the crowd, employment preparation and digital footprints.

These will be running for 30-minute sessions throughout the day, 9am–2pm.

Speakers include Jake Bailey, known for his inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School, delivered from a wheelchair just one week after he was diagnosed with one of the most aggressive of cancers.

The event is aimed at youth aged 16-24 looking for a job but who don’t know where to start.

Gisborne employers with entry level positions available now or in the future are also encouraged to attend the day.

The workshops are:

  • Mind Lab: Digital Footprint
  • Turanga Health: Generate the cash — Put the Stash in the Trash
  • Accomplish: Stand out from the Crowd
  • BDO: First Impressions — Get it Right and Get the Job
  • EIT Tairawhiti: Employment Preparation
  • Activate Tairawhiti: Get Work Ready
  • Tertiary Education Commission: Know Yourself, Back Yourself, Have a Plan
  • Jake Bailey: I found my passion through my fight with cancer.

For more information go to — www.tairawhitiyouth.live/the-job-shop

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