SST 2 - "Getting your job search started" by Jacqueline Moukheiber, Beirut
10:00 - 13:00 16 February 2019
This event is for our Beirut-based scholars only.
For any queries, please contact Lara Koro, firstname.lastname@example.org
It will focus on "getting your job search started" and will be delivered by Jacqueline Moukheiber.
While looking for work can be an exciting time, it can also involve fear and discomfort about
change and the unknown. Whether you are already in the midst of a job search or just thinking
about it, this workshop will help you to determine what your skill set is made up of, the kind of
work that is important and realistic to include in your search, and how to get started.
Today’s job market is not the same as it was even five years ago. Knowing where to go, who to
talk to, and the opportunities that are available will help to shift you from someone who dreams
about having a job, to someone who has the job they always wanted.
What Will you Learn?
The program will include tips and techniques from real cases and the best practices, group
discussions and short fun selfie tests that help you understand your assumptions and readiness.
• Describe their skills, values, and beliefs about work and looking for opportunities.
• Demonstrate an understanding for the types of work available and where to go for more
• Recognize the differences and benefits available through career coaches, counselors, and
• Apply different approaches to job searching, such as networking and tapping into the
hidden job market.
What Topics are Covered?
• Change and transitions
• The important stuff
• Skill and ability
• Vocation and strategy
• The job market
• Invite your network
• Ready, set, goal!
• Thinking unconventionally to get what you want
• Getting things moving
About Social Skills Training
As part of our commitment to our scholars, we will be running the Social Skills Training program this year to help them improve their social skills. The program will be run by professional coaches who have extensive experience in personal development training.
Social skills are the life skills we use every day to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups. People who have worked on developing strong social skills are usually more successful in both their professional and personal lives.
Employers often seek to hire staff with 'strong interpersonal skills' - they want people who will work well in teams and able to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers and clients.
People aren’t born with good communication skills; like any other skill, they are learned through trial and error and repeated practice.
The training will be divided into modules. Each module will cover a different social skill ranging from “Business Etiquette”, “Public Speaking”, “Interpersonal Communication”, “Time and Stress Management”, Resume writing, etc.