Worklink career clinic gets great feedback from jobseekers

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Unemployed jobseekers availed of free one-to-one 30 minute consultations with a Worklink Career Advisor at the very successful Worklink Career Clinic, which took place in O’Fiaich College on Tuesday, March 12.

Unemployed jobseekers availed of free one-to-one 30 minute consultations with a Worklink Career Advisor at the very successful Worklink Career Clinic, which took place in O’Fiaich College on Tuesday, March 12.

Representatives from the Department of Social Protection and FAS Training were on hand to provide jobseekers with information on their range of supports and training programs.

There was also information available on Momentum training programs and on courses delivered by DKIT and O’Fiaich Institute of Further Education.

“Feedback from participant jobseekers has been excellent with the quality of career coaching, facilities and ease of registration all rated highly by participants”, according to Worklink’s North East Regional coordinator, Deirdre Ryan.

“When asked to indicate which follow on career advice services they were interested in attending both ‘Job Search Strategies’ and ‘Networking’ were indicated by many, providing direction for Worklink’s team of volunteers”.

The Career Clinic is the second in a series of career coaching events organised by Worklink. www.worklink.ie is a not-for-profit employment support organisation which is led by professional volunteers and has been formed to assist unemployed jobseekers successfully transition into full employment.

This jobseeker’s event follows the very successful Worklink Employers Forum which took place a week earlier and which brought together 80 employers who were addressed by an expert panel of speakers on the subject of employment creation and supports.

Worklink Partners would like to thank their volunteer career coaches for their fantastic input; the DSP and FAS for their services on the day and O’Fiaich College for their on-going support.

Worklink’s professional volunteers support employers and jobseekers to access and administer employment activation schemes such as high quality work placement and internship programmes.

They also provide professional career coaching to jobseekers through jobseeker support organisations.

Worklink provides an innovative mechanism for employers, service providers and suitably qualified volunteers to actively assist in the effort to help unemployed jobseekers to gain valuable work experience to transition into meaningful employment.