Libraries to host career workshops
WHITSUNDAY residents who are struggling to find work, have been made redundant or simply want to find happiness in their profession are invited to attend the free job and career search workshops to be held at the Beach and Proserpine Library this month.
Naomi Lawrence is the owner of a successful career and leadership coaching business called CIQ Career Intelligence and will be running the two hour workshops.
She aims to help individuals understand their personal assets and transferable skills, find direction, tap into the hidden job market and build successful res- umes and interview techniques.
“These workshops will be a taste to see what the Whitsunday community needs, whether it is university students wanting to market themselves to a new employer or seniors wanting to transition into retirement,” Ms Lawrence said.
“Where people are most happy, they are most successful.”
Phase one of the workshops will have a central focus on creating awareness to manage change and promote self discovery with phase two promoting job search strategies and researching job targets.
Ms Lawrence said exploration is extremely important as only 15 per cent of jobs now come through mainstream websites like career one, with 70 per cent of jobs now achieved through word of mouth.
Phase three will focus on implementation which involves developing resumes, covering letters, building references, interviewing and negotiating a new role.
There will also be a lucky door prize of a Career Transition Workbook which has valuable information on resume building templates, interview questions and tips on how to answer, self assessment exercises and how to research potential employers.
TAKING CONTROL: Owner of CIQ Career Intelligence Naomi Lawrence has worked with companies like Billabong, Queensland Rugby Union and the Gold Coast Suns, helping more than 4000 individuals develop their careers.