Friday, 27 May 2011

Calling all Jobseekers New Work Club at Leeds Central Library

On the 13th June Leeds Central Library, in partnership with Europe Direct Leeds, will be launching a Work Club.


The Work Club will be a two hour session running from 10.00 to 12.00 on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month. Job seekers will have the opportunity to get support to help them back into work, meet other jobseekers, exchange skills and share experiences.

A structured programme of sessions will provide information and support on a range of essential skills such as:
 IT basics for job seekers
 Setting up an email account
 Writing a CV
 Completing online application forms
 Searching for jobs
 Interview skills
 Researching companies and job sectors

In instances where jobseekers require more in-depth support a referral to a careers advisor will be available.

Over the weeks information on more specific topics including an opportunity to attend talks and visit relevant areas will also be available, examples of topics covered include:

 Courses and training
 Volunteering
 Information on starting a business
 Money management
 Working in Europe

No need to book, just come along, meet us and find out what it’s all about.

The Central Library Work Club is supported by Europe Direct Leeds as part of the EU’s creating sustainable growth and jobs strategy.

Work Club Dates for 2011:

Monday June 13th Monday September 26th

Monday June 27th Monday October 10th

Monday July 11th Monday October 24th

Monday July 25th Monday November 14th

Monday August 8th Monday November 28th

Monday August 22nd Monday December 12th

Monday September 12th

For further information please contact:

Keith Holdich Tel: 0113 247 8269
Email: keith.holdich@leeds.gov.uk

Tracy Hopkinson Tel: 0113 247 8266
Email: tracy.hopkinson@leeds.gov.uk

Thursday, 19 May 2011

JOBSearch information and advice for jobseekers

 JOBSearch

As we all know, looking for work can take a lot of time and effort. It can be difficult and stressful. But it will be easier if you are organised. These JOBSearch pages will help you get organised! They will help you:
  • focus on your key skills
  • decide what type of work you are looking for
  • get information and advice
  • find vacancies
  • write a powerful CV and covering letter
  • present yourself with confidence at an interview 
There is also a booklet available FREE from the library:

Jobseekers' Advice Service
The Information Centre
2nd Floor Central Library
Calverley Street Leeds
LS1 3AB
Tel: 0113 2478282
www.leeds.gov.uk/jobsearch

Friday, 6 May 2011

Creative Networks Annual Business Fayre-Thursday 26th May 2011

The 2011 Creative Networks Annual Business Fayre will be a key opportunity for all professionals working in the creative, digital and cultural industry sectors to discover and interact with the support services offered in the Yorkshire region alongside an exhibition of more than twenty regional support agencies and organisations.

Leeds College of Art
Blenheim Walk, Leeds, LS2 9AQ

18.00-19.00 registration and hot food
19.00-late business fair and networking

Tel:01422 399444
email: deborah.warden@leeds-art.ac.uk

Online registration: www.creativenetworksyorkshire.co.uk
http://www.creativenetworksyorkshire.co.uk/events/event/49

“Accelerating innovations to market” Leeds inventors group 18/5/11 6pm