Week 52 
 
Welcome to the Fifty second bulletin. 
 
Sign up for Horsham District Council’s Jobs Fair Wednesday 28th April 10am - 3pm! 
Registration is now open to join us for the first online jobs fair in Horsham. Featuring local employers and openings, come along to pick up some tips and contacts to help you with your job search. 
 
We continue to look at some of the ways that you can use lockdown and COVID as a springboard rather than a wall to your journey and tackle the issues that it has thrown up for the work of work in particular. 
 
Updated advice on the use of Automated Tracker Software (ATS) in the job application process 
Fresh information about the use of ATS may reassure those of you who have been trying to second guess the systems as part of your application process. ATS - what you need to know 
 
This week’s LinkedIn Activity 
 
Revamp your Summary for a new post lock down jobs market 
Even if you have been on LinkedIn for several years and have been gathering contacts, you may not be fully up to date with the new trends and norms, so lets look at how to give your Summary section a make-over! Once you have it in a form that you like, send it to a few friends, whose opinions you value, to gain their comments. how-to-write-your-linkedin-summary 
 
If you would like more hints on how to make your profile sound more “likeable” then here are some interesting thoughts. Although LinkedIn is a business focused environment, there is no doubt that it is becoming a place where people share more of their personalities than before lockdown. What is your opinion on that? does-your-linkedin-profile-make-you-likeable? 
 
Keep following the bulletins to learn how to use LinkedIn in your job seeking journey. 
 
Looking for some practical ways to prepare for those jobs that you find on our Live Jobs pages? 
For those who are new to WISH you will find help to practice answering application or interview questions if you look back through the last year’s bulletins. Just find one that suits you and have a go at one which you know might trip you up. They are all accessible from the bulletin bar on the SETAS website. 
 
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in the interviewer shoes? 
What are they looking at, other than the actual answers to the questions they ask? Is there anywhere that you can find out the wide range of “soft skills” and communication strengths that they want to see demonstrated in your interview? 
Here is some advice that is being given to the interviewers which might help you to be “that one” they are looking for, or at least avoid the pitfalls. interview-red-flags 
 
Training courses 
 
WEA - All Courses Free (for those in receipt of benefits) 
See attached for their latest courses starting in April 
 
Enrol online or by telephone on 0300 303 3464 
 
London Learning Consortium Have some intensive Level 3 courses available which are fully funded if you are able to commit to getting them done before the 31st July. You will have a tutor to help you to achieve your qualification in a range of subjects. 
 
Over 50 and specifically looking for NHS roles? 
If you sign up to Rest less there is a special offer of a weeks online sessions to help you target getting into the NHS. There are lots of jobs on offer in a wide range of areas including admin and non medical roles. Click here for more information 
 
If you are a parent hoping to return to work then National Careers Services are holding a Webinar especially for you on 15th April – sign up here to find out more - new-beginnings 
 
Are you wondering whether to set up a business of your own but unsure where to start? 
Aspire Sussex have just the course for you. small-business-accounting 
 
Food safety Course 
If your business involves food then you will need to ensure that all food handlers are supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene. Sign up here for a one day course currently being delivered on Zoom but soon will be face to face. Next dates are -  
Thursday 20th May 2021 - 09:30am to 04:30pm 
Thursday 15th July 2021 - 09:30am to 04:30pm 
 
To book a course place, please fill in Food Safety Course Booking Form email it to publichealth.licensing@horsham.gov.uk or post it to us. 
 
Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing 
 
Stepping out of your comfort zone. This can be a really good way to kick start some new habits for the spring. click here 
 
Horsham District Wellbeing Team – April update. click here 
 
Don’t forget that if you are feeling overwhelmed or need help urgently it is very important to get it. The link below will help you find it quickly. 
 
We continue to look at some of the ways that you can use lockdown and COVID as a springboard rather than a wall to your journey and tackle the issues that it has thrown up for the work of work in particular. 
 
Local new vacancies  
From now on the new vacancies will be uploaded as a pdf, so you can download and save them yourself -  
here are the links for the most recent uploads -  
 
And finally, WISH will be finishing at the end of June, so we'll not be taking on any more people from now, however Horsham District Council will continue with employment support after that via the fabulous new team now in place.  
 
All the information you need can be accessed via this link - horsham employment support 
 
We are doing more online and telephone 1-2-1s, so if you're an existing WISH participant please do get in touch with Richard if you would like some specific support via the email below.  
 
See you soon we hope and please take good care.  
 
Richard and Mel 
 
Richard Brooks FIEP - Director. 
Mobile - 07783 222956 
Office - 01403 627766 
Email - richard.brooks@setas.org.uk 
Specialist Employment, Training and Advice Services 
 
Mel Simmonds 
Mobile – 07855 634679 
Email – simmondsmel@icloud.com 
 
 
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