At FreshTies we offer employability workshops to help people utilise their skills and gain confidence so they are able to find the job that is right for them.
Here are our top tips for job hunting:
- Attend Networking Meetings
A great way to find out about jobs and future opportunities that are not advertised is by meeting potential employers. Attending networking meetings that are relevant to your desired area of work will allow you to meet useful contacts and find out more about your the field you wish to work in.
The ‘jobs’ section of LinkedIn allows you to search for jobs based on their title, keywords, company, and location. Advertising jobs on LinkedIn is free so many organisations do this when looking to employ, and the amount of applicants per job is less as it is not directly advertised outside of LinkedIn.
- ‘Put Your Foot In The Door’
Think of every way you can to gain experience in your desired area of work. This could include applying for jobs that require a small amount of skills but will allow you to gain experience of the field of work. This will allow you to gain on-the-job experience, network with contacts, meet potential employers, and show commitment to job.
Use contacts of people you already know, friends of friends, and career services available from schools, colleges and universities. By meeting and talking to people in your desired field of work, you are more likely to come across an opportunity that could be beneficial to you.
To find out more employability tips by attending our training workshops, contact FreshTies at 02921 158 474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FreshTies communications team have attended a number of networking events over the last few weeks. These events have been great opportunities to meet with other third sector organisations and discussing how working collaboratively can benefit us both.
Events have included the C3SC annual AGM, the Ethnic Minority Communities First end of programme review and the Cardiff Children Young People and Families Network.
Here are some of the ways that working together can help all third sector organisations:
Working together means we are able to share our contacts so that awareness can be raised among each others contacts. By networking with a range of organisations we have increased awareness of our services and can be recommend to others.
By applying for lottery funded grants and mentioning other third sector organisations in applications which explain the work you plan to do collaboratively your application is strengthened. Financial investments can be more successful when knowledge, resources and contacts are shared.
Creating a relationship with other third sector organisations means we are able to share resources. This is seen in FreshTies where we have been able to borrow rooms for meetings and run training courses from other organisations when they are not using them). The legal background of our staff has meant we have been able to help other with a range of queries they have had.
To learn more about how you could work with FreshTies, please do get in contact.
Email – email@example.com
Tel – 02921 158 474
The FreshTies online magazine discusses how homelessness remains a concern in the UK this Christmas. Our journalist Rhys Thomas reports on the issue in his article here.
The statistics in the article are shocking. According to homeless charity Shelter there will be 75,000 homeless children on Christmas Day this year.
Here at FreshTies we want to do everything we can to help those in difficult situations.
These are our tips on how we can all do our bit to help:
Christmas is a time for spending with family, however for some people this is not possible and Christmas is spent alone on the street. Offering your time to volunteer can help homeless people. There are many opportunities to get involved with homeless shelters so you can volunteer some of your Christmas time for others.
Christmas is a time to wrap up warm inside your house, however some people do not have this luxury. Offering your money can help homeless and low income people. There are many different charities you can donate to which aim to help people find accommodation such as Shelter and Crisis.
Christmas is a time where many of us indulge in excessive amounts of food, however some people will not have enough to feed themselves or their families. Offering food can help homeless and low income people. Food banks distribute food which is donated to homeless and low income families. Find a food bank in your area and find out how you could help.
Christmas is a time where many children are treated with presents, however some will not receive any. Offering toys and items to meet children’s basic needs can help homeless and low income families. You can help by creating a ‘Toybox’. There are many places toy boxes are collected and distributed, so find out where there is one in your local area and fill a box with goodies for children this Christmas.
For more articles on current affairs and issues check out the FreshTies online magazine.
This week our FreshTies employees and volunteers visited the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay to give blood.
There are blood donation sessions all across the UK where you can turn up on the day or book an appointment in order to donate.
All you have to do is turn up, register and your donation could help to save someones life.
To find out more about how you can donate and where, visit the Welsh Blood website.