Local MP Provides Employment Advice

November 16, 2011 1:14 PM

A free employment and skills work-shop run by recruitment consultants is being offered to people of all ages and backgrounds. It will take place in the Trinity Centre in Maldon Road, Wallington, on Friday 9th December, between 10am and 4pm.

"Finding Work, Gaining New Skills via the Internet" aims to provide jobseekers with key skills, practical advice and support to help them find and secure work, concentrating on the importance of the internet.

It is being organised by local MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, and The Plus Team. Tom said: "This event will be beneficial to all who attend. I understand that finding jobs can be challenging, and that applying for them is a confusing and nerve-wracking experience. Hopefully throughout the day, we will help dispel some of the worry and confusion that surrounds this process.

"It is important when searching for jobs to use all possible resources available, and the internet is now incredibly important in this process, as 8 out of 10 jobs are advertised in that medium. The event will help make attendees more employable using some simple techniques, and the skills learnt will be invaluable throughout the rest of people's professional lives. I will be there in the afternoon to offer my support, and would strongly encourage anybody interested in finding work to come along."

The event will provide a comprehensive insight into how you can make the most of what the internet can offer in order to find a job. 8 out of 10 jobs are now advertised on the internet so it is even more important to master the skills to allow you to use the internet effectively.

This highly interactive and practical event will include helping attendees learn how best to promote themselves in the job market, either through social networking sites or the interview process as well getting lots of useful hints and tips on how to write and use a CV. It will have a comprehensive selection of free advice, guidance and support to help local people find work in what is a challenging marketplace.

Attendees should arrive at the Trinity Centre at 9.45am, fifteen minutes before the start, in order to register. The event is free, but spaces are limited and so you need to book your place by e-mailing your name and address to info@tombrake.co.uk, or alternatively you can call Tom's constituency office on 020 8255 8155, in order to ensure that you get the attention and advice that you need.

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