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Create the career you want (Sat, June 29)

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This event is for:

Women, Students, graduates, mums who desire a life/work balance and men too

Individuals who currently have a job BUT would like to move into their dream careers

Individuals who want to move up the career ladder in their chosen fields

Individuals who want to know how to overcome career obstacles

Individuals who want to find out how to maximise career opportunities

Date: Saturday, June 29

Time: 3 – 5pm

Venue: Conference Hall, Ithaca House, 27 Romford Road, Stratford E15 4LJ

Cost: £10

Topics:

How to make the most of selection opportunities: CVs, application forms, competencies, assessment centres, your unique selling point

Career Management: getting noticed, climbing the career ladder, leadership development, seizing opportunities, coaching/mentoring

Self created careers:creating opportunities, development plan, knowledge transfer, networking, innovativeness

Payment/registration:

Pre registration is now closed. Payment can be made at the door. Please arrive latest by 2.45pm to register.

Speakers Profile

Alison Porter

Alison is a Business Psychologist with 23 years experience in coaching, consultancy, HR and executive search. She works primarily with senior management to identify and develop leadership potential and specialises in the design and delivery of assessment and development solutions. Prior to running her own business, she spent several years as an internal HR leader focusing on leadership selection, development and career management. Alison’s approach works across diverse functions and many sectors. Alison has experience of working with clients in the UK, across Europe, in Asia and the U.S. With a broad commercial background that includes experience across both the public and private sectors, she is well placed to understand different client needs and provide tailored solutions. A Certified Master Coach of the Behavioural Coaching Institute, she also holds a Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring from the Institute of Leadership & Management and Certificates in Performance Coaching and Stress Management from the Centre for Coaching, International Academy for Professional Development. She qualified as a psychologist by gaining an MSc in Occupational Psychology with Birkbeck, University of London. She also has a BSc in Psychology and a BA in Hispanic Studies. Qualified to use a wide range of psychometric instruments and 360 tools in her work, she has been a member of the British Psychological Society since 1998 and is a founder member of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology (2004).

Charles Oham

Charles is an experienced lecturer and trainer with over 10 years experience gained in management, consultancy and teaching. A highly engaging trainer with the ability to generate innovative solutions to the training needs of participants. Areas of specialisation are Human Capital Development, Human Resource, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Business Planning and Social Entrepreneurship. He is a motivating communicator and an ardent student of business dynamics in a local and global environmental context. Charles obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of East London. He believes in the philosophy of “Keizan” (continuous improvement). He is highly proactive and known to give innovative solutions to pressing career, management and business challenges. A communicator who takes his audience along in an exciting way, using relevant and real life case studies; which colour his presentations and consultancy remits. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom.

Register before June 15 for a chance to win a copy of ‘101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career’ by Michelle and David Riklan.

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This career talk will help you turn your career can’ts into cans and your career dreams into plans!

How I got a career mentor

I started this year with the notion that I wanted a job in my chosen field despite futile attempts in the past. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to listen to a talk in January highlighting the importance and benefits of a career mentor. I set out with this thought in mind. A few days later, I logged into Linkedin and while checking on who might have been looking at my profile, I came across a remarkable business psychologist who had achieved all I aspire to accomplish. I got in touch with her immediately and the rest as they say is history. Below are 10 qualities in my mentor that has benefited me:

Desirable qualities in my Career Mentor

  • Approachable
  • An encourager
  • Listens
  • Provides direction/focus
  • Knows the ropes
  • Shares industry knowledge
  • Instigates career leads and contacts
  • Prompt feedback/communication
  • Genuinely interested in my career and success
  • Believes in me

I have come to appreciate the value of a career mentor and the difference they can make in my life. I intend keeping communication lines open with my career mentor even after my goal of getting a job in my industry is achieved as I have so much more to gain by maintaining our relationship.

It does not matter what stage you are at in your career, a career mentor can help you stand out in your chosen profession. Do get one if you don’t have one and appreciate your mentor if you have one.