As a registered charity, Careers Springboard helps managers, professionals and graduates to find employment. We are a self help group providing all our services free of charge to our job seekers. We wish to add to our Linkedin coaching team.
Historically based in South Buckinghamshire, we are a small, well established registered charity which has been running for 30+ years. We are an entirely self help group providing job search advice and support free of charge to unemployed professionals, managers and graduates.
We meet every Monday evening via Zoom when we provide our job seekers with a presentation which relates directly to job seeking.
In addition we provide 1-2-1 coaching services which can be applied for by our job seekers. Most of our success in getting our attendees back into employment is due to the very positive impact of this coaching.
Since March 2020 our presentations, coaching and meetings have been virtual via Zoom, thus allowing us to widen our potential market.
Our team of 7 qualified professional coaches already provide 1-2-1 professional coaching (CV building, interview practice, resilience etc) free of charge as requested by our job seekers. The coaching usually consists of a one hour session, maybe with one or two follow-up sessions. We now need someone to help us provide Linkedin coaching, via Zoom, to our job seekers. We seek someone with a thorough knowledge of Linkedin who is prepared to provide Linkedin one hour coaching sessions to our job seekers as requested. Our team of coaches is managed by a volunteer co-ordinator. We anticipate that such Linkedin coaching sessions would be requested / provided 2 or 3 times a week to different job seekers.
Those job seekers who are pro-active in using Linkedin are usually those who secure interview opportunities. We want to encourage more of our job seekers to maximise their use of Linkedin.
The volunteer Linkedin specialist will have proven expertise and knowledge of Linkedin.
No specific Linkedin qualification will be required but we will want to see some proof of you helping people to enhance their Linkedin profile and to maximise their use of Linkedin services.
Time commitment will vary on demand and availability. One virtual Zoom session for one job seeker will last up to 40 minutes.. There may be up to 2 or 3 such requests in one week. The precise time of each one hour session will be for you to agree with the job seeker who will be referred to you by our co-ordinator.
Our Linkedin volunteer will have patience and commitment to helping those in need of Linkedin assistance. Some of our job seekers will be trying to build on Linkedin almost "from scratch". Others will be "more advanced" and trying to improve the effectiveness of their current use of Linkedin.
This is your opportunity to maximise your self belief and demonstrate your skills whilst helping others. Make your skills work through job seekers and see how you can manage others to achieve job search success.
A volunteer to fill this role will have specialist knowledge and experience of using Linkedin. The volunteer will be willing and able to teach and direct and advise our job seekers how to create and maintain a strong profile and how to use Linkedin for their job search.
In particular the volunteer will show the job seekers how to:
> optimise their profile so that they are found by recruiters, hiring organisations and people in their network,
> use the search functionality to build their network, target employers and find relevant groups and pages,
> develop their presence on Linkedin,
> explore the Linkedin jobs board - alerts, filters etc.
Applicants should indicate in writing via Reach why they are interested in this voluntary role.
Interviews will be an informal Zoom chat with one of the Careers Springboard trustees.