Still Ready for Work - Edinburgh - IN PERSON

Mon Mar 11 2024 at 09:30 am to 01:30 pm

Edinburgh Waverley Mall Jobcentre | Edinburgh

Business in the Community
Publisher/HostBusiness in the Community
Still Ready for Work - Edinburgh - IN PERSON
The workshop is aimed at people aged 50+, to help you develop your employability skills.
About this Event

Are you over the age of 50 and living in Scotland? Are you currently unemployed and searching for work, or employed and looking for a career change?

Established responsible business network Business in the Community Scotland is running the Still Ready for Work programme, for people over 50 and living in Scotland who are looking for work or a career change.

Our Still Ready for Work workshops consist of the following sessions:

- Assess your Skillset

- Job Searching in the Digital Age

- CV Creation

- Interview Skills

We will cover the following in each of the workshops:

Assess your Skillset

This workshop looks at identifying your skills and abilities, so you know what skills you currently have and can match these with the employment opportunities you want. We will also look at any skills gaps you may have and consider what you can do to build up the skills you do not yet have for the roles you want.

Job Searching in the Digital Age

We will consider where you can search for work on digital and online platforms. We will look at recruitment agencies and online platforms such as Indeed, alongside social platforms such as LinkedIn. We will also consider other ways of finding work, for example, through your social network.

CV Creation

In this workshop, we will help you to create, tailor and refine your CV to ensure your information is relevant, up to date and what employers are looking for. We will also be able to advise you on what to remove, ensuring that everything on your CV is relevant, and we will look at how to lay out your CV, whether it is chronological or skills based.

Interview Skills

If you would like to brush up on your interview technique, this workshop will be suited to you. As well as in-person interviews, we will cover online/Zoom interviews over Zoom and how to make sure you present yourself well. Competency based interviews and the STAR method will be covered in this session.

Coffee and Job Club

We also run Coffee and Job Club over Zoom, a weekly session where we can check in with one another and chat about the job market, look at different opportunities and share ideas. This is every Wednesday at 10.00am. If you would like to join, please email [email protected].

To find out more about the work of Business in the Community, visit


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Edinburgh Waverley Mall Jobcentre, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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