Improving your confidence for jobseekers
Who is this course for?
Designed for learners who have been signposted by their Job Centre adviser or anyone who feels that they lack confidence in preparing for the workplace. This course is particularly suitable for those who may have been out of work for a while or are seeking their first job but also people whose circumstances have changed and/or have a disability or health problem which impinges on their capacity to search for a job.
We will explore reasons for lack of confidence and understand the impact of this. We will develop a range of techniques to restore confidence (such as positive thinking; assertive behaviour; dealing with criticism/mistakes or stress; how to give a good first impression etc.). We will also consider how to recognise our own skills/talents and how these are transferrable to the workplace. We will set personal goals and develop an action plan.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give you support and feedback throughout the course and you will record some of your ideas in an individual learning plan/workbook.
Additional costs and requirements
There are no entry requirements and everything you need will be provided. If you already have a CV please bring it with you.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
It would be beneficial to reflect on what you have learnt between sessions, possibly by keeping a personal journal or log.
About the tutor
Caroline Gale has worked for Learn Devon for over 20 years in a variety of roles. She has also been involved in research, industry, running a rural business and the voluntary sector.
She enjoys the challenge of developing methods of teaching and learning for those who may previously have been unable to achieve using conventional techniques. She believes that people generally learn best when they are enjoying themselves and in a relaxed and supportive environment.