Training for Trainers delivered by Talk About Local Session Three Summer 2012Networking for Work: http://networkingforwork.org.uk
Welcome to the last of three webinars to help you use the Networking forWork approach to support people searching for work online.Networking for Work is an online version of preparing for an interview with anew suit and a haircut – we help people look right online and then helpthem network with others online to find work.Networking for Work is simple and straightforward– it draws people’sattention to basic things they can do to help themselves.We shall work through the materials for you to use when helping people.We are testing and developing Networking for Work and your feedback ishugely important to us – please bear with us if we have any gremlins.Resources all via- http://networkingforwork.org.uk/for-trainers/
Networking for Work: in this session- Matching people up with the right tools using our training grid.- Dealing with other potential issues during training, using experiences fromour pilot training sessions.- Using our training resources in your centres.- Prompting your users towards the Networking for Work training andmarketing the training locally.- Follow up support from the Talk About Local team in helping you deliverthe training between now and the end of September.- Feeding back your findings to the Talk About Local team with feedbackdata and user stories.- Networking for Work: discussing your thoughts on the training and howyou envisage using the materials.
Matching people up with the right tools- Because its important not to overwhelm trainees while helping themmake the most they can from the web.- Find our Training Grid on the For trainers page ofnetworkingforwork.org.uk- What do you think of this grid? Is this right? Is there a categoryweve missed out?
Other tipsfor training- Dealing with doubts: there may be some sceptism around the ideathat potential employers search for candidates online or are influencedby a quirky email address.- Overcoming the fear factor: highlight that the benefits outweigh therisks, dont let understandable fears of the risks associated with beingonline dominate the discussion.- Adjusting to being more public online: helping people cope whenthey find people are finding them online.
Dealing with doubtsTo paraphrase some people from pilottraining sessions:“Employers will say no to you justbecause of your email address?! NowIve heard everything!”“Employers havent got the time to besearching online for people who applyfor jobs.”“An employer isnt going to bothersearching online for someone whosapplied for a job, theyve got enoughto be getting on with.” [Photo by: Riccardo Cuppino]
Quote the data:Over three quarters (77%) of recruiterssaid they used search engines to findbackground data on candidates.Over a third (35%) admitted theyeliminated a candidate because of whatthey found online.[Executnet, The Guardian on 12th April 2011]Quote anecdotal evidence:“If you’re moaning all the time on Twitter you’re not going to get very far.”(Teaching Agency recruiter interviewed by Networking for Work)
Overcoming the fear factorFor some people the fear of the risks associated with being online canbe overwhelming. Its important to help them see that the benefits faroutweigh the risks and ensure that a minoritys reservations dontdominate a group discussion. [Photo by: Jay ∆]
Solving fear factor issues- Just as with crossing the road, there are risks associated to beingonline. Its how you manage that risk thats important.- You will be able to take control over your online profile to build apositive, professional, outward-facing image while keeping yourpersonal life private.- You can create online spaces that you have full control over to showoff what you want to be known about you.- You can use online tools to help you make connections and build upa useful support network, which is often as invaluable to finding workas qualifications and experience.- Use real-life examples and stories to illustrate these points, eithertaken locally or from Networking for Work presentations.
Adjusting to becoming more public onlineThe internet is great for making connections but it can sometimes bea little surprising when you discover people are finding you online! [Photo by: Don Kennedy]
Solving issues around being public online- Marketing yourself plays a huge part helping you find work, peoplewont know about you and what you have to offer unless you tell them!- Online tools are great for helping you make connections, which inturn can help you find work and/or opportunities.- That said, it is entirely up to you who you choose to connect andconverse with, you arent obliged to engage with anyone you dontwant to.- You have full control over your online profiles to show off what youwant to be known about you. It is up to you what of your information ispublicly available.
In short...- Think about your current online profile: check out how you lookonline and think about the first impression you might be giving tosomeone youve never met. Dont assume a potential employer hasntthe time or inclination to look!- Its all about learning how to manage the risks: not letting the fear ofthose risks prevent you from reaping the rewards to be had from beingonline.- The ability to connect with people is one of the key benefits to beingonline: use the internet to help build a support network for yourself.Remember, its entirely up to you what information people can accessand who you choose to engage with.
Networking for Work resourcesAn outline of our available resources and how you can access anduse them for training in your centres.
Trainees can find our resources onnetworkingforwork.org.ukAll of our materials are available online for trainees to use on the Resourcespage of our website.
Find our resources mapped out for trainers on our websiteFind a useful list of our resources, mapped out for you to access quickly and easilyso you can use them in your training sessions, on the For trainers page of ourwebsite.
Videos are available for you to play during training sessionsAll of the videos on our website are for you to use and refer to.
Presentations available for you to use during trainingPresentations are available for you to use and refer to during training sessions. Youcan also view the slides on Slideshare, where you can download them and sharethem via email/social media.
Documents available for you to use during trainingKind of Digitals one-page document guides are available for you to use, print out andrefer to during training sessions. You can also view them on Slideshare, where youcan download as a PDF and share via email/social media.
LinkedIn guide available for you to use during trainingOur step-by-step guide to Create a LinkedIn profile is available for you to use andrefer to during training sessions. You can also download it has a PDF via a link at thebottom of the guide.
Dont forget our LinkedIn group, where Networking for Worktrainers and trainees can connect with each other anddiscuss their experiencesYou can join the Networking for Work group on LinkedIn at:http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Networking-Work-4476977/about
You will all be emailed a link to recordings of all 3 webinarsLater this week you will all be emailed a link to a web page containing links towebinar recordings and presentations and videos used during the training sessions.
Engaging local people and groupsGetting local individuals and groups to take part in the Networking forWork training. [Photo by: Linda Tanner]
Prompting peopleYou may be working with individuals or groups who asking for helpwith something else, such as how to apply for a job using an onlineapplication form or help with their CV, writing an letter to an employeror interview tips. Try suggesting that they look at their online profilesto help them with their search for work. [Photo by: Paul ORear]
Marketing the training locally- Signs/posters in your centre and communal areas and notices inonline spaces.- Job Centre referrals: Let to your Job Centre Plus contact know youcan offer this training. Offer to facilitate a session.- Reach out to local recruitment agencies.- Make your Local Authority aware of the training, talk to their HRDepartment.- Send a notice to your local newspaper. [Photo by: Susy Morris]
Follow-up support- We wont just leave you to your own devices after this training, theTalk About Local team will be on hand to support you in using theNetworking for Work materials in your centres.- Between now until the end of September you will receive fortnightlyphone calls, not to put you under pressure but to see if theresanything we can do to help!- You will also receive fortnightly email newsletters updating you of thelatest Networking for Work developments and new materials availablefor you to use.- If you feel your centre might need additional support or advice withimplementing the Networking for Work training, please just let usknow.
Your feedback is vital help us develop Networking for WorkPlease help us develop and refine the Networking for Work materials. Let us knowhow they work for you in your centres by completing our feedback form atnetworkingforwork.org.uk/feedback after each training session.
Do you have any user stories to share?As well as data gathered from your feedback, we are sharing user experiences of thetraining on our website networkingforwork.org.uk. This includes interviews, reportsand (anonymous) data from yourselves taken from the webinar evaluation surveys! Ifyou have any interesting user stories to share, we would love to highlight them.
You can also share these stories in your online spacesYou might find it helpful to share stories of users experiences of your training on yourown online spaces to illustrate your centres impact.
Collect stories quickly and simplyAs well as writing up reports of sessions and taking photographs, you can collectusers stories of training quickly and easily with simple video (taken on a smallcamera or phone) or if users are camera shy, using audioboo.fm, which allows you torecord sound of up to 5 minutes long and publish it online via a PC or freesmartphone app.
Networking for Work: discuss- Any questions? Or any feedback to offer us at this stage?- What are your initial thoughts on the Networking for Work trainingmaterials? How do you envisage using them in your centres?- What materials do you feel might be best suited to your centresusers?- Do you feel the mateials are presented in a suitable format?- Do you feel you need any specialist support in using these materialsin your centres? Let us know?
Over to you!Between now and the end of September we can help you:- Engage trainees.- Facilitate training, both as group and one-to-one sessions.- Match trainees up with the right online tools and deal with issues thatthey may present during training.- Access and use our online resources.- Feedback your findings to us.- Tell your and users stories of training experiences.
Please help us by completing our webinar evaluation surveyYour feedback is anonymous and will help us assess our training materials andsession delivery.
Further support:http://networkingforwork.org.ukEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel. 0121 288 2910