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A very enjoyable evening at Skills workshop

There was a great buzz at the Do You Know Your Skills? Workshop last night as people brainstormed each other’s potential careers based on the skills that they love using.

There was also lots and lots of chatting over tea afterwards which is a good sign and it brought a smile to my face :).

Next evening workshops in series of 4:

7 May – Does Your CV need a Makeover?
4 June – Are you ready for the Interview?

Your Career – Do You Know Your Skills?

The next evening Career workshop ‘Do You Know Your Skills?’ is on Tuesday evening.  At the end of the evening you will have:

  • Identified your work skills under such headings as practical, interpersonal, data etc.
  • Identified the skills you wish to use and those that you might wish to park for a while
  • Clarified which skills require more training, education or experience
  • Brainstormed career areas that suit your skills
  • And, if there is time, we will take a peak at your Interests and Value

How can we move on until we know where we are now?  This is your chance.  Pass it on!

Workshop Details: Tuesday 9th April 7pm – 9.30pm in The Lantern Centre on 17 Synge St,Dublin 8. (Park in the school yard, room is in basement beside Lantern on Synge St itself).  Cost €15. There will be a cup of tea afterwards to share the experience with like-minded people.

Do You Know Your Skills?

Following the great feedback from our last evening, I thought that it would be interesting to take a look at Skills this month.

Have you ever wondered ‘What are My Skills’?  For those of you job searching or considering a change of career, the first step to opening up your career horizons is to identify your transferable skills. This evening is designed to help you identify the skills that you enjoy using and that will give you a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment in your work.

At the end of the evening you will have identified your key transferable skills as well as skills that you may wish to develop.  With this valuable information, you will be in a position to review job descriptions with clarity about the work that will give you satisfaction while meeting the employers’ requirements.  You will also be clear on which skills you wish to include in your CV.

Workshop Details: Tuesday 9th April 7pm – 9.30pm in The Lantern Centre on 17 Synge St, Dublin 8. (Park in the school yard, room is in basement beside Lantern on Synge St itself).  Cost €15. There will be a cup of tea afterwards to share the experience with like-minded people.

I hope to see you there – please pass on to friends who may be interested.

Thanks. Mary 086 883 8383

Register your interest here….

One-Day Career Planning Workshop

Chrysalis: ‘Inspiration, Learning, Connection’.  What a wonderful environment to explore this really important part of our lives.  Our careers.

This practical 1-day Career Planning Workshop creates a space to look at what you want from your work-life and then to reflect on how to get it.  By the end of the day you will have developed your own personal Career Action Plan to help you move forward in your career.

Why not take a day out of your busy life to focus on You and Your Career?  Saturday, 13th April from 10 am to 5 pm in Greystones, beside the sea and opposite the Happy Pear.  I’m looking forward to it.

Please pass it on 🙂

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What a truly creative and inspiring evening ……

‘I felt a renewed burst of energy from all the creativity in the room last night.  I was positively spewing out creative ideas today……Mary, you’ve got to do more of these!’   Feedback from a participant in ‘Do You Know What You Really Want?’ last night.

The workshop was a great success.  The lovely cosy room in the Lantern Centre was strewn with magazines, coloured card, pictures, pritt stick and scissors as people flicked through magazines ….  cutting, sticking and filling in their Vision Boards.   It was truly inspiring.

This was the 1st in a series of 4 career coaching workshops. Please let me know if there is a topic you would like covered.  Like me on Facebook or follow me on my website for updates.

Do You Know What You Really Want?

Only 6 days to go to the Career Building workshop ‘Do You Know What You Really Want? Last Sunday, I ran a Vision Board workshop for a group of 22 – it was such fun and each Vision Board was unique, individual and inspiring. I can’t wait for next week. Here’s a video by Meadow DeVor on making a vision board that you might find interesting http://bit.ly/YNxVaI

I hear on the grapevine that several people want to create a Life Vision Board on the evening rather than focusing in on Career – I love it . Please pass on the word – 7pm next Tuesday in the Lantern Centre. I look forward to seeing you there. Mary

Workshop Details:  Tuesday 12th March, 7pm – 9.30pm in The Lantern Centre on17 Synge St, Dublin 8. Cost €15. There will be a cup of tea afterwards to share the experience with like-minded people.

I hope to see you there – please pass on to friends who may be interested. Thanks. Mary

Do You Know What You Really Want?

For those of you job searching or considering a change of career, why not pause for a moment before starting on the journey of planning, preparing and pursuing. Why not take a moment to reflect on what you really want from your work life?

This evening is about tapping into your own inner resources to visualise and experience what you really want. To create a career mind movie, to sit in that dream for a while, to pretend you have it already. What would it feel like to have that new job? What is the experience?

You will then create your own Career Vision Board, sometimes called a Career Dream Board, filled with pictures, affirmations and text that represent the experience that you want in your new job or career. To manifest your vision, you can take your Career Vision Board home with you, hang it somewhere that you will see it every day and then enjoy the journey!  Here’s an interesting video on How to Make a Vision Board.

Workshop Details:  Tuesday 12th March, 7pm – 9.30pm in The Lantern Centre on17 Synge St, Dublin 8. Cost €15. There will be a cup of tea afterwards to share the experience with like-minded people.

I hope to see you there – please pass on to friends who may be interested. Thanks. Mary

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Career Building Group

Do You Know What You Really Want?

It occurred to me that Dublin is ready to build a community of people who are ready for a change of career or who are job-hunting and want to develop their skills or improve their focus.  The group is called Career Building Group and there will be monthly meetings focused on different topics.

The first event is Do you know what you really want? – we will be creating our Career Vision Boards.  If you haven’t done a Vision Board before, it’s great fun and can be very inspiring.  It’s on Tuesday 12 March from 7pm – 9.30pm with a cup of tea afterwards to give you a chance to meet like-minded people and to chat about the evening.

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Career Planning Workshop

Chrysalis has a special place in all our hearts, including mine.  I’m absolutely delighted that they have included my 1-day Career Planning Workshop in their Spring Programme on Saturday, 13th April from 10 am to 5 pm.

This is my first time presenting in their new venue in Greystones so I’m looking forward to spending a day near the sea and to popping over to the Happy Pear for lunch!  Why don’t you take a look at their website for more information about this programme or to check out their other really interesting workshops.

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