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Introduction to Career Development Programme

Wednesday, 11th September 11.00–12.30. Free for members and non-members Whether you are looking to explore a new career while in the UK or to pursue an established one, this Introduction will help you kick start your search. Denise Donoghue, FOCUS career consultant, will provide detailed information about our Career Workshops, one-to-one coaching and career-related seminars. This is the perfect opportunity to meet Denise, network with other FOCUS members and start sharing your own career narrative. Early registration is recommended because this is a very popular programme and spaces are limited.

Career Workshops

Tuesdays 17th, 24th September and 1st, 8th October. Explorers 9.45–11.45, Fast-Trackers 12.30–14.30. Free – FOCUS members only This is a comprehensive 4-week programme (2hr/week) where participants are split into two groups ‘Explorers’ and ‘Fast-Trackers’ depending on their career goals. Presented by Denise Donoghue, this programme has an outstanding track record of providing job seekers with all the practical knowledge and a network needed to successfully find a career in the UK. 96% of previous participants would highly recommend this programme. Attendance to all four sessions as well as the Introduction on the 11th September is required.

The Network Advantage – harnessing the power of your professional network

Monday, 23rd September 10.00–13.00. Free for FOCUS members, £25 for non-members Networking is a key door opener to new possibilities and new opportunities, both personal and professional, yet many of us find the process daunting and difficult. But if you understand how networks work, you’ll be able to capitalise on your communication skills so that you don’t waste opportunities or, worse still, don’t even recognise them. Learn the art of networking effectively from Judith Perle, co-founder of Management Advantage and co- author of ‘The Network Effect.’ Back by popular demand this seminar will examine the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of networking and decode the mechanics of how networks ‘really’ work in this country.

Boost your job search with an effective LinkedIn profile

Monday, 30th September 10.30–12.30. Free for members, £25 for non-members A LinkedIn profile is a must when you are a professional. Learn some tips from Benedicte Gariel, career coach and job search advisor, on the dos and don’ts when you create yours. Benedicte will also explain how to make your profile efficient, in order to use it as a powerful networking and marketing tool.

Career networking evening

Tuesday, 15th October, 18.30–20.30. Free for members and non-members We are delighted to be hosting a networking event open to current, former and future participants of our Career Workshops as well as members currently looking for work in the UK. This will be a great opportunity to meet or catch up with the extended FOCUS network including former career workshop graduates and some of our coaching team as well as recruiters. Don't miss this opportunity to make new contacts and the chance to hear what jobs other members have landed – their successes are very inspiring!

NOTE:When the address is not specified, the events are held at the FOCUS Office, 13 Prince of Wales Terrace, London W8 5PG FOCUS The Magazine 35

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