Jobs Club, a support group that assists jobseekers in entering or re-entering employment, will be opening their doors at St. Joseph’s Hall in Blessington for the first time on October 15th.
With facilities already well-established in areas like Tallaght, Arklow, and Lucan, Jobs Club have been helping people of all ages and backgrounds find work and develop the confidence necessary to flourish in the both life and the workplace.
Founded in the 1990s, Jobs Club brings people together to learn, socialise, and encourage each other throughout the jobseeking process.
Brookfield Jobs Club official, Derek Jones, states that Jobs Club gives people the focus they need to succeed in finding employment while ensuring a welcoming and non-judgemental atmosphere in which they can learn and take the next step in their career progression.
“It’s all about making people feel comfortable” said Jones.
Jobs Club is a three-week programme with learning modules designed to equip people with practical jobseeking skills as well as aid in their personal development.
Some of the modules include CV writing, online job searching, and mock interviews, as well as more individual supports such as stress management, personal development, and communications.
“The search for employment can often be a frustrating and isolating experience” said Jones, “Jobseekers don’t often have the opportunity to get together.”
“It’s a way to build confidence, it’s not just about finding work.”
Focusing on the individual needs of everyone who takes part, Jobs Club has credited its success to its welcoming and encouraging atmosphere and applicable course content.
“I found this course very helpful and found all the handouts easy to understand” said one participant, “I would definitely use them to revise over for upcoming interviews and when applying for jobs.”
Another participant said that Jobs Club “helped me understand the working world more. I also had a professional CV put together. It made me more confident to find a job.”
Aside from guiding members through the jobseeking process, the club also provides 1-to-1 supports and the opportunity to have a specialised CV written for specific job vacancies.
Participants also receive a training allowance of €60 upon successful completion of the programme in order to cover anything from travel to stationary costs.
The Jobs Club Programme will be launching at St. Joseph’s Hall in Blessington at 9.30 am on the 15th of October 2018 and will be delivered by South Dublin County Partnership under contract for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
To book a place on the Jobs Club Programme, please contact Derek on (087) 6348375 or email [email protected]