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Career reboot: getting a voluntary sector job in tough times

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Are you looking to get your first job in the voluntary sector? Or perhaps trying to re-launch your career after a redundancy? We teamed up with John Lees, the career experts, to help you get a few steps closer to a job offer.

Do our Studyzone career reboot course for FREE!

Here you will find everything you need to launch or re-launch your career in the non profit sector. This online course is delivered by the career experts, John Lees.

About your trainer, John Lees

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Part one: What career should I choose?

Do you get Sunday night blues ahead of a new working week? Understanding what you want from your dream job is the first step towards going out and looking for it. Find out why we so often get this stage wrong and how you can turn your ideas into action.

Part two: Job searching in a tough market

You'll learn:

  • why people repeatedly make the same mistakes
  • how employers make decisions
  • how to limit your message
  • the art of multi-strategy job search.

Do part two of the course for free (7mins 30s)
(You will need to register and login to view this video).

Part three: Getting better results from your CV

You'll learn:

  • why some CVs go straight to the bin
  • what employers want to see
  • how to get your message across quickly
  • how not to over-rely on your CV.

Do part three of the course for free (8mins 18s)
(You will need to register and login to view this video).

Part four: Insider secrets in the interview game

You'll learn:

  • put yourself into the interviewer's mindset
  • what typically goes wrong in an interview
  • what good preparation is about
  • how to improve the odds in your favour

Do part four of the course for free (7mins 53s)
(You will need to register and login to view this video).

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About your trainer, John Lees

John Lees is one of the UK’s best-known career strategists. How To Get A Job You’ll Love regularly tops the list as the best-selling careers book by a British author. John Lees Associates has helped people from a huge variety of backgrounds with difficult career decisions and developed a wide range of career breakthrough tools. John is a Fellow of the CIPD, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, and in 2011 was elected as Joint Chair of the Association of Career Professionals - UK. He is also a regular keynote speaker at UK events such as forum3 as well as at large career conferences across the world.

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Want to watch another course?

The StudyZone on KnowHow NonProfit has many more courses covering topics of huge importance to charities and non profits. If you like what you've seen here, why not take a look through some of our other training sessions, which cover issues from strategic planning to recruiting volunteers.

Sample list:

Strategy made easy: simple steps to producing your strategic plan

Strategic social media

Setting up a social enterprise

The board appraisal tool kit: self-assessment for chairs and trustees

How to make a web video to promote your cause

Fundraising from your database - how to turn contacts into supporters

Get great press: essential media training training for charities

What difference are we making? Understanding and assessing impact

...and many more. Click here to see all our online training courses.


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