Getting Back To Work


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A practical, fun and inspiring workshop designed to help you through those first key steps of changing careers and make a realistic action plan.

Are you ready for something else?

Looking to find the job that works for you and your family?

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Getting Back To Work

  1. 1. Natalia Farinha Careers AdviserLearning Information and Services Manager Richmond Adult Community College
  2. 2. Who is RACC? Where to Find RACC?RACC is an Adult college dedicated to providing the resources that enable adults to unlock their talent and fulfil their potential through learning, skills and enterprise. Parkshot Centre, Richmond Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE Richmond Business School, Richmond Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE Clifden Centre, Twickenham Clifden Road, Twickenham, TW1 4LT
  3. 3. Trainingand qualification CoursesAt RACC we have a wide variety of courses for people returning to educationFor example: Office Skills Business (business start up, accountancy) IT Access to Higher Education courses in different subjects GCSEs Teacher Training Art & Design Garden Design English and Maths Childcare & Care Music TechnologyFor more information please have a look at our Course Guide at
  4. 4. Labour Market and financial implicationsHow do mature graduates compete with young graduates? Key factor is experience Knowing the skills you need for the jobIs it worth it financially? Evidence suggests that, in the long term, getting a degree will be one of the most secure routes to a better-paid jobHow to study around children? planning / organisation skills good communication study online studying while the children are sleeping take the children to day-care and do your studying on a campus get relatives to look after the children
  5. 5. Getting Back to WorkWhere are you now?What work would you like to do?What do you have to do to get the job?
  6. 6. Skills ReviewWhat skills do you have?Are these right for the job you want?Do you need to gain new skills?‘brush-up’ existing skills?
  7. 7. SWOT analyses Staying focused Knowing your Strengths Self Reflection Strengths vs. Weaknesses The criticisms are what you remember more; and what this means is that, you are working on improving your weaknesses, and you are ignoring your strengths and this will stop you from progressing.
  8. 8. What next?What did you decide? Note down your next step or decision from today.If you don’t know, put some actions in place for you to follow: What will you do to find out? Who will you contact? What will you do?Where will you research?How much time will you set apart to reflect and meditate?
  9. 9. Adviceand GuidanceAdviceand Guidance specialists will be on hand to support and advise people in the planning of their career progression route We can also assist people who would like to find voluntary work placements
  10. 10. 84397929