employability

K & M – Dae Ye Ken?

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A couple of weeks ago we heard from the employability service about the support they can give to folks in K & M. Read on to find out what Live Life Aberdeenshire Library Service can help with in employability.

We’ve free resources in our Live Life Aberdeenshire Digital Library to help with employment, including ebooks on getting the job you want, how to succeed at interviews, and how to create a digital portfolio.  There’s an eaudiobook on procrastination that you really should listen to today 😉  Search Overdrive for “careers” or “interview” or browse the subject “business”.  Our free music streaming service, Freegal, also has a couple of albums of affirmations you could try so you can use your words to create your world.

All our digital resources are free to borrow, download and read.  If you’re not a library member already, join online today or telephone 01467 532929 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm for help.

K & M – Dae Ye Ken?

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Partners in Kincardine and Mearns are working together to deliver the five-week ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’ initiative.

Designed to help tackle not only some of the unique challenges which have surfaced in these challenging times, the initiative will also demonstrate how there can be health, financial and environmental benefits to many residents within the community.

The partnership – comprising Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Home Energy Scotland and Kincardine and Mearns Citizens’ Advice Bureau – know the Kincardine & Mearns area well and will be on hand to offer help and advice.

This week we consider employment with Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support Team.

The Employment Support Team is Aberdeenshire Council’s central point for employment support

We can assist anyone living in Aberdeenshire, who is actively seeking employment or looking to enter education or training to gain full-time or additional employment. We can offer practical assistance if you are returning to the work market after an absence such as redundancy, raising children or health issues or perhaps you are looking to retrain for a better job.

We offer one to one support from a trained Key Worker, who will assess where you are in the job market, where would you like to be, and help plan how we can help you get there.

The Employment Support Team will help you realise your potential by developing your personal plan with milestones to show your progress towards your employment goal.

Our Key Workers are skilled in pre-employment techniques to set you on the road to work readiness through building self-esteem and confidence. They can offer a variety of practical help including creating a professional CV, developing interview techniques, improving digital skills and support to find learning and training opportunities.

If you are interested in finding out more on what the Employment Support Team can offer you, please get in touch.

Call 01467 533058 or Email us on employmentsupportteam@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

K & M – Dae Ye Ken? The week ahead

Monday 25th January 2021

What support can Aberdeenshire Council’s Employment Support Team offer you?

https://youtu.be/8FsLPlqVEiU

Informative session of how individuals can access the service and what support they can expect to receive

Tuesday 26th January 2021

How to write a professional CV and effective job application forms

https://youtu.be/5FG2M7l2shM

Information on writing CV’s, application forms and what employers are looking for when recruiting

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Undertaking effective job searches

https://youtu.be/Wnbh9n6lENs

Information on job searches using job websites and social media

Thursday 28th January 2021

How to prepare for a job interview

https://youtu.be/AfG7QC8O9yE

Preparing for a job interview, the different formats that interviews take, and dealing with tricky questions

Shifting Horizons

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Aberdeenshire Council

Shifting Horizons; Widening your approach to finding employment
27th June 2016
10.30am – 2.30pm

Mearns Community Campus
Workshops on transferable skills (SDS) and
how to improve your chances when applying for work
(Recruitment Team Aberdeenshire Council)
Volunteering (AVA)
Issues arising from being unemployed (CAB)
Mindfulness and mental health wellbeing in stressful times
Unemployed; long/short term; oil and gas redundancies
Free to all open to drop in or:
To register your interest please contact
Kristeen Barrie, Aberdeenshire Council,
Employment Support Team 01467 629278
Shifting Horizons; Widening your
approach to finding employment

Partners include:
Skills Development Scotland • NHS • Citizens Advice Bureau
• Pillar Kincardine • AVA • Aberdeenshire Council
• Kincardineshire Development Partnership and other agencies
NHS