School leavers workshop

Business and Professional Women Franklin Inc. are offering a half day workshop for school leavers to assist them in presenting themselves for interviews.

The aim is to inspire young women to apply for and achieve stepping stone first jobs. To teach the preparation and skills required to perform well in an interview, with an opportunity to rehearse these skills. It will also be aimed at informing young women on how to develop behaviours and strategies to advance their careers. The workshop is in keeping with BPW Federations aims and objectives of encouraging women and girls to develop their professional and leadership skills, as well as to undertake lifelong education and training. BPW Franklin’s member and organiser of the Career Ready event, Fiona Ritchie, has a great deal of experience in interviewing young people and is well versed in all requirements necessary for the interviewee to achieve the desired outcome. Margaret Holmes, Director of The Engine Room has kindly offered the use of The Engine Room offices for the half day Workshop. During the morning there will be short presentations from young, local women role models, on their story of “How I advanced my career”.
Alison Allard of Dress For Success will present a session on how to dress appropriately to make the desired impression. This workshop is the precursor of another to come, for mature women returning to the workforce.
The workshop is October 31 and is being offered at a minimal cost of $20 due to the generous financial support from the Franklin Local Board. For Registrations: Fiona Ritchie ph 09 2924736 E; fiona@justgorgeous.co.nz.

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