Li­braries to host ca­reer work­shops

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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