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2013 - September to December

Venue : Milton Keynes College Chaffron Way Campus, Leadenhall MK6 5LP
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
 11 November 2013.
Subjects shown on a yellow background are special events - details including venue and times to be confirmed.




Introduction to MKEA and speed networking with Melvin Hurley and John Dale


Presenting yourself effectively 1. What’s in a CV? - Building your CV library and matching it to the job with Paula Reid of Russell HR Consulting


Presenting yourself effectively 2. Developing an effective “elevator pitch” and public speaking for confident delivery with Melvin Hurley and John Dale


Presenting yourself effectively 3. Interview technique, body language and how to answer difficult questions with Paula Reid of Russell HR Consulting


Franchising - What is it and is it for me? With Melvin Hurley




Training to Teach in MK with Jim Bailey, “How I turned my interest/hobby into a career” with Jane Houseago and Graham Crow, and Job Search Best Practice with former MKEA members Alex Klein, Ian Robinson, Martin Wood, Mike Leaf and Stephen Sheppard


Goal setting and Motivation - Responding to Unemployment with Paul Beesley Senior Consultant at Beyond Theory


Market Research – How to undertake it and what to consider for job seeking or a business idea with Chris Brookes Founding Director of Start-Up-Research


Interim employment – A stop gap or long term career opportunity? with Clive Bennett, Client Services Director, Brooklands Executives


9:30am to 4:00pm

Workshop “Making the Most of LinkedIn” –Session 1. What is it and how to use it Session 2. Building a full star profile Session 3, LinkedIn for job-seekers with Melvin Hurley Chartered Marketer and Chris Jones author of "LinkedInterwork - the job seeker advice you need." In Room SC07 at MK College Silbury Campus, 200 Silbury Blvd. Central Milton Keynes MK9 1LT


Wellbeing and Self-Confidence – essential for a successful outcome with Mike Cowan Learning & Development Specialist at MCL Associates (UK) Ltd.


Interim Employment – individual interviews by appointment only with Clive Bennett, Client Services Director, Brooklands Executives at MKCC, Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook MK6 2TG


Making the most of networking - how to network successfully with Becky Piper, Cranfield University School of Management in room F07/08at MK College Silbury Campus, 200, Silbury Blvd. MK9 1LT


Special Christmas event for current and past MKEA members and their partners, and guest speakers with complimentary buffet refreshments. Special guest speaker, Jack Daragh, owner of the Churchill Collection at Bletchley Park.