• The UK unemployment rate has surged to its highest level in over three years as the pandemic continues to hit jobs
• With furlough now being extended, redundancies are on the rise and according to analysis from Citibank, the unemployment rate could hit 8.5% in the first half of 2021 - a level not seen since the early 1990s
The estimated number of redundancies throughout the next month in the UK is astonishing, and that’s why the Great British Job Search has launched a three day FREE virtual event from November 11 - 13, which will offer hope, guidance and much-needed support for not only jobseekers but people who may be struggling with their identity or mental health during an extremely scary time. This event has been designed for a lifeline for people affected by furlough, redundancy, and the high numbers of job losses that are being announced every day.
This event offers a flexible and accessible approach to help, for people struggling alone at home. The agenda allows people to select and freely join any or all of the sessions that they think are right or relevant to them. Registered participants are able to view all sessions for up to 48 hours after the. With six sessions a day, delivered by pre-recorded speeches (to minimise technical challenges), every expert has created specific content for people going through the challenges that jobseekers face today, and the scary reality of job search at this time.
There will be a selection of key topics covered over the three days including:
• Personal Finances
• How to deal with redundancy
• Confidence building
• Personal branding
• CV creation workshops
• How to interview for jobs in the new world
• Utilising social media for job searching
• And loads more!
Key speakers during the event will include:
Dr. Jodie Lowinger, CEO Mind Strength and Author of ‘The Mind Strength Method’
Award winning clinical Psychologist, has worked and trained at Harvard Medical School and is one of the world’s leading experts in anxiety, resilience and building a high performance mindset.
Jodie is also the CEO and Founder of the Sydney Anxiety Clinic, where she has helped thousands of adults, children and adolescents overcome anxiety, stress, mood and behavioural challenges.
Derek Redmond; World Champion Athlete, Inspirational Speaker
One of Britain’s most famous athletes, Derek Redmond is a World and European relay champion. Having broken the British 400m record on two occasions, Derek was one of the country’s best athletes during the 1980s and 1990s. A key member of the relay squad that won gold at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, he competed at the highest level for over a decade. Derek’s story is truly inspiring and he now works as a motivational speaker sharing his remarkable story with audiences up and down the country. He has worked with a wide range of high profile brands delivering his inspiring stories from the track in corporate environments.
Derek comments: “I am proud to be a part of the Great British Job Search, in these strange and tough times we all need all the help and advice on what we can get to help find a new job. For me this process starts with the right mindset, I will share with you how you can change your mindset to give yourself the best possible chance to find alternative employment. There will be many great speakers sharing how and what it takes to find employment in these unique times”.
Chris Baréz-Brown, Speaker, Author and Founder of ‘Upping Your Elvis’
A master of transformation. Chris is fascinated by people and what makes them tick. By teaching folk how to think differently, he makes their lives more technicolour in hue. The author of five books, Chris is an internationally acclaimed speaker and expert in the world of wellbeing and creative thinking.
Chris was recently described by The Guardian as ‘a long haired twinkly eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard’. It is this relaxed, entertaining, yet challenging style that instils in people the understanding of who they really are and what makes them jump out of bed every morning.
Dr Carole Pemberton, Resilience Expert and Founder of ‘Coaching to Solutions’
Carole has worked with individuals and organisations on issues relating to executive and career development for 30 years, in sectors ranging from financial services to universities from high street retailers to pharmaceutical companies, from TV companies, to Government departments and global charities.
She is an Expert Adviser to the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Foundation, and is currently supporting the ‘Coaching through COVID’ programme for NHS frontline workers.
Kathyrn Pinkham; Founder of The Insomnia Clinic
Kathryn Pinkham is the founder of The Insomnia Clinic, one of the UK’s only specialist insomnia services. The Insomnia Clinic trains and provides a network of qualified, insomnia specialists who are experts at working with people who suffer with poor sleep.
James Smith, Founder of Great British Job Search commented:
“Since the announcement of a second UK lockdown, people are suffering from more grief, their mindset is damaged further, their mental health decline is accelerating, their personal health declining with gym closures – and increases in alcohol and drugs continue, they will argue more and their head will be consumed with negativity, but this is why The Great British Job Search has to go ahead.
“The numbers are utterly terrifying, but every person needs to remember that the numbers aren’t their problem; they are the Government’s problem. People are struggling; innocent people who don’t deserve this to happen. The numbers around unemployment are scary but the worst part is that behind every number is a real person, a person that needs real help.
“The Great British Job Search aims to do exactly that; to help people come to terms with unemployment, give them access to ways to cope and hopefully rebuild their future. We have to remember that when we look at the statistics, every person who is unemployed
has a name. A real person who is being asked to find answers to questions they don’t know. We want to help them deal with this, find new ways to cope and rebuild their future; and that’s why we came up with The Great British Job Search”.
Jack Parsons, CEO of The Youth Group commented:
"Someone needed to step up and give people the help they need to find work, and the Great British Job Search team are doing just that. Supporting young people with their job search struggles is just one part of the puzzle, as this unemployment crisis is impacting everyone from mums and dads to wider families, and even whole towns, cities and industries. For every one individual that is made redundant, the effects are felt by so many more."
Jodie Lowinger, CEO MindStrength commented:
"Anxiety is our self protective instinct in times of uncertainty. The impact of job losses and the uncertainty that COVID-19 is creating is leading to levels of anxiety that many haven't felt in their lifetime. If you’re experiencing the challenges of anxiety or stress right now, recognise that it's not weak to feel but a normal, understandable human reaction. The good news is that anxiety problems can be turned around quickly with the right practical strategies. The ease of digital technology has enabled me to help people worldwide move from anxiety, stress, worry and fear to resilient and effective action. There's absolutely no need to suffer in silence when the right help is at hand."
The year of 2020 has been extremely hard hitting, and has created more job problems than ever believed possible. The Great British Job Search event will help people who WANT a job, NEED a job or are just seeking a change in their career.
To find out more about The Great British Job Search or to register your FREE place visit www.greatbritishjobsearch.com