Career change workshop
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
Many people dream of career change at different stages in their life and the pandemic has precipitated many people to re-evaluate their lives and career choices. But how do you make career choices? How do you make sure you make the right decision?
This workshop will explain the factors influencing career choice and what to take into account to make a career change which will lead you to happiness and fulfilment in your working life.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Factors that influence career choice
• How skills, interests and passions contribute to career choice
• Values and their link to career happiness
• Identifying the elements of your ideal job
• How opportunities influence career choice
• Methods to help make a career change easier.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Attain awareness of the factors that influence career choice
• Gain insight into how your skills, interests and passions can contribute to career choices
• Recognise how values drive happiness at work and can help you in your career decision making
• Clarify what you want and need from work
• Consider how opportunities can make or break career plans
• Gain knowledge of methods to help you make the transition to a new career easier.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No prior training, experience or skills are necessary, just the ability to follow simple verbal and written instructions and a willingness to contribute verbally to group discussions and question and answer sessions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is very interactive. The learning will take place through sharing ideas, group discussions, question and answer sessions and individual written exercises. Work outside of the class may be suggested but is voluntary.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There is no additional cost. Please have a pen and blank paper handy and if possible some coloured felt tips or coloured pencils too.
The exercises and handouts will be on Google classroom, so it is suggested you print them before the course starts and have them to hand during the course, or if you can’t print them, then have some blank sheets of paper and pen with you to write down your answers to questions.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Developing a successful business plan, create your elevator pitch,an introduction to project management, business skills for creative businesses, developing and managing your brand, brand identity, grow in confidence with networking - for work and business, is self-employment for me? creating your own portfolio career.
Lila is a Career Counsellor and Educator with over 20 years' experience supporting people with career, employability, and personal development issues. These include career happiness, identifying natural skills and talents, self-employment, networking and career choice. Lila started her career in the retail business as a Merchandiser and Buyer. After 10 years Lila realised she needed her own career happiness, which meant the freedom to manage her own career, as well as working in a profession where she could help people in a meaningful way. She retrained as a Career Counsellor, gaining an MSc from Birkbeck College, London. This led her to create her own portfolio career, working within many interesting public and private sector organisations and also running her own business supporting individual clients. Lila has developed, written and delivered bespoke workshops and courses to learners of all ages within FE colleges, charities and businesses. She especially enjoys the diversity of City Lit students' backgrounds.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.