I have had many good experiences since I joined JCI in September 2010 but the best so far was running the GO For IT workshop for Landmark Training students. JCI London Community team has been running this programme successfully for 4 consecutive years and won the JCI UK National Community Award in 2010. I had the opportunity to help organise and deliver the training for this awarding winning programme.
JCI offers the opportunity to any of its members to actually run a workshop and in doing so to use existing skills in a different context or develop new ones. To my opinion this is what makes JCI stand out from the average networking association!
Dimitri (JCI London Community Director) helped me to develop the presentation; this was split in two sessions to a group of 16 to 18 years old teenagers. The first session focused on writing winning CVs and the second part gave tips on how to be successful at interviews. In between the sessions I and other members sat with a group of students to practice what had just been presented.
The whole experience was really rewarding as I used my current skills (I work in HR for Japanese Bank) to help students be more prepared whenapplying for jobs and going to interviews. This has also developed my confidence when making public speeches; it was also an excellent opportunity for JCI members to network with each other and the students.
My final word would be just Go For It next year! Don’t miss the chance to make a difference and be the change you want to see in the world!
Community Team Member
Why not come along to our last team meeting of the year on Tuesday 13 December to celebrate our success in 2011 and find what’s in store for 2012
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This post was written by makedo