The importance of training and development for entering, or reentering, the workplace should not be underestimated but for many of you it can be hard to know where to start. Recruit for Spouses (RfS) founder and CEO, Heledd Kendrick, tells us how they can help…

RfS Career Academy provides free support and guidance on a one-to-one basis to ensure you can feel confident about your own ability and return to the workplace ready to hit the ground running. Here’s how we do it:

Coaching: If you’ve had a career break and are looking to get back to work but are unsure of the steps to take, or maybe you lack the self-confidence to make the big decisions, RfS can help you to consider your options, recognise your skills and realise your goals. The programme harnesses the knowledge of volunteer professionals who are employees of our trusted partners. They understand the barriers you can face, and they can help you overcome them.

Mentoring: If your job hunting has stopped in its tracks, a job offer has been withdrawn, you were recently furloughed or even made redundant, our mentoring scheme provides you with honest guidance from experienced professionals to help you take your career to the next level.

Training: We offer you upskilling opportunities through selected partners, such as our Facebook sponsored digital skills workshop – an in-depth look at social media and its place in business strategy. We also run insight days on interview techniques, CV design and personal brand workshops. Plus, discussions on how to recognise your values and how they interlink with organisation cultures.

Support material: We provide free, downloadable CVs written specifically for people who may have gaps in their employment history, wish to highlight volunteer roles or focus more on their skills. There are also resources to help with LinkedIn profile building and more.

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