Future You

Future You Job Club – Launching February 2021

Merchants’ Place Community Hub has been awarded funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation to launch the ‘Future You Job Club’. Offering free, confidential advice and guidance to help jobseekers on their way to achieving future employment.

The last 12 months have seen dramatic changes in employment and many people face challenges as never before; the new project will help you be the best ‘Future You’ by guiding you through your job searching journey, as well as supporting you with your wellbeing and looking at your situation in a holistic manner. All appointments will be delivered by our Opportunities Coach who will look at your situation as a whole and will work with you to improve your wellbeing, set realistic and achievable goals, as well as guide your next steps.

Whether you need ongoing support or a one-off appointment, we can help.

Due to the pandemic, face-to-face appointments are not currently available; however, we can support you via email, telephone or via Zoom/Teams.

What advice can we offer you if you access our Job Club?
Our Opportunities Coach can help you with…

– Are you interview ready?
– Upskilling – Is further study relevant to you?
– What can you bring to an employer?
– Learning from previous experiences – Did you achieve your goal? What worked well and what didn’t?
– Realistic goal setting
– How to effectively job search
– The importance of self-reflection
– How to find job vacancies and how to apply
– What are your soft skills?
– What transferable skills do you have?
– Why are covering letters and CV’s important?
– Creating/amending CV’s and covering letters
– How can I achieve anything in this current climate? – resilience, positivity, wellbeing, where to get support
– Virtual recruitment – Are you ready?

Everybody has existing skills that can be utilised by employers. We know that COVID-19 has brought a variation of trials and struggles, so we want to help you get to where you need to be. This is a free service, so contact us to make an appointment.

Thank you to the Norfolk Community Foundation for funding this project via their Norfolk Recovery Fund 2020.

FAQ’s:

How do I access the Job Club?
Drop us an email or call to make an appointment:
01263 519454
info@merchantsplace.co.uk

Can I see my Opportunities Coach face-to-face in the future?
Possibly! We are closely following UK Government guidelines, so this depends on when people can meet indoors once again.

How long will this project last?
The funding we’ve received will last 6 months, therefore the Job Club will end this summer. However, we will aim to continue offering careers advice from the Centre if possible.

How much does it cost to get advice?
Nothing! This is a fully-funded project.

Why should I access the Job Club instead of looking information up online?
Merchants’ Place have been offering careers advice for over 10 years in many different forms. We’ve always found that clients are more successful when talking to a real person, as they have the opportunity to receive realistic advice and ongoing guidance. Accessing advice via various websites can be risky – How old is the information you’ve found? Who actually wrote this information you’re reading?
The internet can be unreliable at times, so talk to our adviser instead.