Every week I seem to be coming accross new blogs or website launches for the recently unemployed. All of them offering something of value to the earnest job hunter. Interesting even if you are still in employment.
I thought I would point out a few in case you have missed hearing about them, check them out they all offer something slightly different.
This is an excellent new site recently launched again by the founder who found himself unemployed last march. A nice feature of this site is the skills bartering section for unemployed to swap their skillset and the forum seems to be getting off the ground with some nice dole q comments.
The Dublin Job Club is a free network for the Unemployed that takes place every Friday at the Digital Exchange from 10am to 12pm. The co-ordinator Aaron Downes invites speakers to give presentatons of interest and relevance to career and job hunting skills and blogs regularily on the same
This website was set up by David Jones, who also published the e-book ‘Oh No I’ve Lost My Job’. The Job Seekers Union website runs a classifieds section with the facility for members to post notices up of interest. Postings of jobs wanted, some job vacancies, HR consultancy notices.
The Irish Times New Training Inititiative ‘Get Connected’
Launched last month is an initiative aimed at business executives recently out of work. Members can sign up for €30 per month and are invited to attend guest lectures from HR industry leaders and a hot desking and networking facility on a Monday and Tuesday. Also depending on availalbility option to attend a 2 day training course. All that they ask is that you be unemployed, executive/manager level and be prepared to contribute to the group .
Call Irish Times Training on 01-4727101
If anyone else comes across more I would love to hear of them, let me know