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Get Ready for Work is back!

Get Ready for Work – Careers Seminars for graduates with disabilities/ specific learning difficulties.

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DEVELOP THE SKILLS TO MANAGE YOUR CAREER

Sign-up for this unique two day Career Skills programme for graduates with disabilities/ specific learning difficulties organised by GET AHEAD (a project of AHEAD) in conjunction with Graduate Careers Ireland (GCI), the professional body for all third level career services in Ireland.

Learn from the experts, careers advisors and employers, who will work with you to help you up-skill and maximise your opportunities to pursue the career that matches your educational and professional ambitions.

Where & When?

June 10th & 11th WIT

June 21st & 22nd DIT

Topics to be covered will include: career decision making, job-seeking and interview skills, CV preparation, personal management, recruitment and selection processes. There will also be training and discussion on the issue of disclosure. Job preparation skills will be imparted in a hands-on approach, including lively interactive workshops, mock interviews given by HR staff from different companies and seminars by professional recruitment specialists.

For further information or to reserve a place on the next programme, please contact:

Niamh Hayes, GET AHEAD Project Co-ordinator

getahead@ahead.ie, 087 9631429

Places are limited so please apply ASAP!

… was a great success! I’m very happy with how the event went and loved the Science Gallery as a venue. If you’ve just stopped by here today for the first time, hello and thank you!

I’m off to the ERA campaign conference today, so notes from last night won’t go up until tonight/ tomorrow, but please do feel free to leave any feedback or further comments from last night below, and do come back and let me know if I’ve summarised the discussion properly!

If you’re interested in a copy of the publication (“Demystifying Disability in the Workplace”) that was launched last night by the very entertaining Senator David Norris, please drop me an email at getahead AT ahead.ie with your contact details.

AHEAD Launch & Learn event, Monday 23rd November, 6pm, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

This short evening event will offer the chance to pick up our latest publication “Demystifying Disability in the Workplace” which will be launched by Senator David Norris and to help further the development of learning around reasonable accommodations in the workplace. We would be delighted if you would note the date in your diary, and share this information with anyone you think may be interested (for example, employers, hr personnel, managers, disability officers, careers officers, students and graduates with disabilities).

For further information, watch this space! (or of course you can email me) If you’d like to come, I’d appreciate if you could let me know, so that I can keep an eye on numbers.