Mailout to raise the profile of Job Club run by volunteers

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The National Careers Service is paying for a widespread leaflet drop promoting Buckingham’s Job Club.

Leaflets are set to be put through doors across the whole of the MK18 area within the next few weeks.

The job club, which is organised and staffed by volunteers, meets in the annexe to the Woolpack pub, in Well Street, from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesdays.

One-to-one advice sessions can be booked with c advisor Mary Hilliard from the careers advice service.

The club, which has been running for nearly a year, helps people who are seeking employment to acquire or improve their skills in writing CVs and cover letters, improve their interview techniques and update their IT skills.

When the organisers realised there was a need for clients to become more confident and motivated, they approached local professional life coach, Lilia Bogle.

Ms Bogle agreedto run a series of more formal coaching session on the theme Life Changes. The free, hour-long sessions, which began in January, focused on building and maintaining positive mental attitudes and raising levels of self-confidence for people looking for work.

The workshops were attended by job-seekers of all ages, from professionals to unskilled workers and people wanting to set up their own business.

Following the group workshops, there was the option of a 10-minute one-to-one coaching session for clients wishing to discuss their own personal needs.

People attending reported increased levels of confidence and motivation, and five clients managed to find jobs during that period.

More workshops are planned for the future.