Work Readiness for Women

This five-week short course is a fantastic way to kick-start your journey into a new career pathway, it will support women looking for a change, entering the workforce or restarting their careers.

You have a lot to offer and a job that fits you is out there. Take the first step and set off along the path to PowerUp your career.

“Just being in an environment with other women that are championing women can do wonders for your confidence” Ginny Rhodes – Dress For Success, Christchurch

Proposed course outline

  • Session 1: Introduction, expectations, and goal setting.
  • Session 2: Identifying personal, transferable, and technical skills.
  • Session 3: CV and cover letters.
  • Session 4: Communication, mock interviews, and personal presentation.
  • Session 5: Where are the jobs? Hidden job market.

Employers value transferable skills and hire based on those combined with your personal qualities. This course will help you to work out what your transferrable skills are and add them to your CV.

“Employers will work on the basis that if somebody has initiative, or willingness to learn – that will help you learn the technical skills. They can be taught. Transferable skills take much longer to teach. Technical skills are what we learn on the job. Nobody ever goes into a job knowing everything about that role anyway because all employers do things differently, have different processes and use different language” Claire French – Career Coach

This course is also approved for the WINZ Course Participation scheme, please check with your WINZ case manager about this course.

To help keep the cost of this course down we receive Government Funding and they require proof of residency/citizenship status.  When you enrol you may be asked to provide a CERTIFIED copy of your Identity Documentation – click here for a full list of accepted IDocs.

Risingholme Work job ready Christchurch

Key details

Level All
Length 5 weeks/10 hours
Fees $65

Course availability

Term Date Location Time Tutor Availability Price
Term 1 Thursday 22 February 2024 Risingholme 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Dress for Success 0 spaces left $65.00
Term 2 Thursday 23 May 2024 Risingholme 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Dress for Success 0 spaces left $65.00
Term 3 Thursday 15 August 2024 Risingholme 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Dress for Success 10 spaces left $65.00 Enrol in course
Term 4 Thursday 31 October 2024 Risingholme 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Dress for Success 12 spaces left $65.00 Enrol in course

Enrolment into a course is based on first come, first served. Please ensure you are familiar with our terms and conditions including our refund policy. Our courses page contains a summary of all courses we are currently offering. No classes on public holidays.

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