WELCOME TO 2016

I can’t quite believe that we are already at the end of February, but what an exciting start to the year for Ten2Two North Herts & Beds. We have hosted two extremely successful events that Clare will go into more detail about on page 2, and we have already placed two members into new roles to start their 2016 career progression. We have several open roles progressing nicely, with many more on the horizon. I can see that 2016 is going to be a busy year for us and I am excited about the opportunity to help our members take the next step in their careers.

Carol-Anne

HOW POSITIVE ARE YOU?

Ten2Two clients often tell us that they’re seeking someone with more than just the relevant skills for the position they need to fill. They’re looking for the ‘complete package’. And they often cite that they want a positive person for the role. So what does that mean exactly, and why is it so important for employment success?

A positive outlook isn’t just about how your colleagues view you. It can often influence how you approach your role, and even whether you have a successful career in the long run.

If you feel that your career break has had an impact on your positivity, take a look at the Blog on the www.ten2two.org webite for advice from Jessica Chivers about how to be more optimistic and how to review your setbacks and successes in a positive light. This simple step will ensure that your CV conveys your positive attitude to potential employers, thereby given you a much greater chance of being selected for interview.

KEEPING IN TOUCH

If you haven’t already liked our Facebook page then now is the time to do so. We use our page to give details of future events, post links to interesting articles and blogs about part time and flexible working, and also the odd meme or amusing article to brighten up your job searching day. The facebook address is www.facebook.com/ten2twoNH – so click on the link and like the page today – we look forward to seeing you there.

JANUARY EVENTS WERE A REAL HIT!

We were delighted to kick off the new year by hosting two events, back to back, in Luton – an area we haven’t had the opportunity to host in previously.

We started with our ever-popular ‘Getting to Know You’ 1:1 meetings on January 20th at the Garden Inn Hilton Hotel. Carol-Anne and myself met 14 new members and during our discussions we were able to find out all we needed to know to help support their job search.

This was followed within the week by a ‘Return to Work’ event, at The Hat Factory in the centre of Luton. The perfect venue for an intimate workshop of this kind, a group of Ten2Two members joined us to hear lots of useful and vital information about making their first tentative steps back into the workplace. We were lucky enough to have a lively group of members who were keen to share their experiences and offer their own guidance in addition to the materials provided by Ten2Two. This was a new format for this event and feedback has been extremely positive so we intend to host this event again in a new area later in the year. Future events are communicated both in this newsletter, on our website and facebook page, and by email so if you would like to join us do keep a look out for more details.

FREE MEMBER EVENTS

Following the huge success of the January events we are keen to keep the momentum going and are planning our next events for after Easter.

We want to ensure that we are delivering the information that our members really want to help them with their job search, so we would like to ask you, our members, to tell us what you want from us. We are able to deliver Ten2Two workshops on the following topics:-

– Social Media

– Returning to Work

– CV & Interview Techniques

– Stylishly Ten2Two

– Microsoft Office Refresher Training

If you could spare just a couple of minutes to complete our very brief online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XYCM6T9, and we will enter you into a prize drawer to win a luxury Easter Egg!!!

T&Cs – Only one entry per member. Deadline 18th March 2016.

FEATURE VACANCY

Part-Time Sales Executive- Stevenage Min 15 hours per week FTE £20K – OTE up to £30K

Our client is looking for a number of experienced Sales Executives to join their successful team, to take their award-winning product to a wider audience.

A highly successful online payment solution for UK and International charities, this role would involve working as part of a friendly team, making calls to UK charities to sell this award-winning product to increase their fundraising capabilities.

If this sounds like the role for you, please email Clare@ten2two.org in the first instance, with a copy of your latest CV and we will be in touch.

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