Thinking about returning to work – Let’s do it!

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We have a fabulous event for you with some great presenters. There is something for all of you!

For those thinking about returning to work, it is quite a daunting prospect. We know, we’ve been there!

This event is aimed at helping you to feel positive about the prospect. To give you ideas about how you might go about returning and to offer practical advice and insights into what’s involved.


Open – Nici Jupp – MD Returners Gateway a division of Talent Gateway.

Introduction to Returners Gateway, What’s in it for you? – Nici Jupp (10 mins)

CV, LinkedIn or both? – Charlotte Eve – MD- CK Futures (20 mins)

‘Mind the Gap! How to move forward with confidence after a career break’– Hilary Lees – Personal/Professional Coach(30 mins)

Comfort break & Networking – (20 mins)

‘What to wear and how to wow for work’– Deborah Turner – Personal Branding Expert (30 mins)

‘Current Returners projects at Tandridge District Council’ – Louise Round CEO Tandridge Council (20mins)

Panel open for questions – All (10 mins)

Close – Nici Jupp (10 mins)

DATE: Wednesday 30th September 2015

TIME: 9.30-12.30PM

LOCATION: Tandridge District Council Offices, Station Road East, Oxted, RH8 0BT

We will also be asking you if you would like to see these types of events run quarterly and if so, what would you like to see covered in the next event.

This event is free to attend. However, we would like to ask for a voluntary donation to a vitally important charity called Catch-22.(donation suggestion -£5) Catch-22 is a social business providing services to ordinary people in tough situations to turn their lives around. Catch-22

Synopsis of content

About Returners Gateway

There is a wealth of experience being squandered because talented individuals lack options to return to executive positions following career breaks. The Talent Gateway returners program was established, in order to assist those people not quite work ready to gain access to rewarding work, regain lost confidence and re-estalish connections with the world of work.

CV, LinkedIn or Both

1.CVs: An overview of how to sell yourself on a CV when you are a parent returner; the common pitfalls to avoid; what employers are looking for; use of Applicant Tracking Systems – an explanation of what they are and how they are used in the recruitment process
2.LinkedIn: explaining what it is, who uses it; the benefits of using LinkedIn, how to set yourself up on LinkedIn & what key things to include and do to make sure it works for you.

Mind the Gap

Does your career feel as if it happened in another lifetime? This interactive workshop will explore how to effectively bridge the gap between life and career before children (BC) – and life after children (AC) and give you strategies to reconnect to your strengths and skills as well as embrace all that you have gained since becoming a Mum.

We will take a look at the two biggest barriers to returning to work and/or changing career direction – namely Fear and Figuring out what to do next – and explore how to deal with these.

We will also explore the values that motivate your career choices; how these develop and change over time, and will bust the myths and tackle the guilt gremlins that often get in the way of moving forward with confidence.

What to wear and feel confident

1. Understand the importance of 1st Impressions and how to make the very best impression that you can.

2. How to dress so that all your skills, expertise and experience shine through and you get noticed for the right reasons.

Tandridge District Council

Learn more about the types of Returner’s projects that will be available at Tandridge District Council and how we are working with Returners Gateway.

Eventbrite – Thinking about returning to work? – Let’s do it!

This event is supported by:

Tandridge District Council 8 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0BT 01883 722000
Serenity Beauty Salon The Old Stables, Limpsfield, Surrey, RH8 ODR 01883 717121Eventbrite - Thinking about returning to work? - Let's do it!

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