• Have you thought about the career you would like to pursue?

• Do you know how & where to look for employment?

• Are you ready for interviews?

• Do you know how to deal with the issue of disclosure?

• Do you know how to tailor your CV for the career you want?

 

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 forum for graduates with disabilities) 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?

February 17th &18th 2011, DKIT

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: Linda Kelly at linda.kelly@ahead.ie

Places are limited so please apply ASAP!

 

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!

Last year I wrote about this great opportunity offered by the kind folk in NCI, and I’m glad to say the “Change your Life” competition is back! Karl Kilmartin was the first winner of this prize and he speaks about it here. The amazing prize package includes an educational fund worth €20,000 and €15,000 in other supports, like personal mentoring, computer equipment and even a style package worth €1,000. Contestants just need to answer one simple question: Why do you want to change your life, and how could education help?

For a slightly less dramatic opportunity WAM also has more placements on offer with the ESB. You can find more information here.

Myself and John Paul from WAM will be at the Graduate Careers Fair in the RDS all day tomorrow. It starts at 11 and runs till 5 and you can check out their site here

More importantly, at 3:30 I’ll be giving a short seminar which will cover all the extra aspects of jobseeking that are useful for graduates and students with disabilities to know: disclosure, grants and funding, legislation and the availability of other projects and supports. It’s the ideal time to get an overview of things that you should consider if you are a graduate with a disability, or for that matter, someone who is supporting/ advising a graduate with a disability. All the matierial is taken from Get Ready for Work, so it really is an overview of the extra stuff – I won’t be going near CVs, interview skills, what job you should do, or anything like that, because that’s all covered by others whose speciality it is. For more information about the timetable of seminars you can check here.

Obviously, we’ll be at the stand all day to answer any questions and would be very happy to see you, but I would encourage you to drop along to the seminar, it’s just a half an hour and could answer many of your questions in a more useful way.

As I’ve said before, events like this are what you make of them, and I’ve outlined some suggestions here, and so have GradIreland, here.

If you’re there tomorrow, do drop by, and do enjoy the day. Opportunities can be exciting and challenging, and that can be something to relish and enjoy!