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First come first served 50 Jobseekers who would be interested in shortening their job search time and managing the complexities of the hidden job market.

WORKSHOP EVENT:    FRIDAY 12 January 2018 – Timing 1330-1600

Authentic influencing to navigate the hidden job market

 Speaker: John Lees
Location: Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR

John Lees, author of the best-selling How To Get A Job You Love, offers his insights into the secrets of the hidden job market. Building on John’s extensive experience of the way people find exciting jobs, this event offers you insights into the way the jobs market has changed dramatically in the last decade, with many roles going off radar.

Lively exercises, strategies, and advice for those who hate networking, this interactive workshop shows you how to make the most of your strengths in a difficult employment market.

  • Understand passive and active career strategies.
  • Understand what motivates you – and how to talk about it.
  • Learn how to capture and convey energy in what you communicate.
  • Increase awareness of your strengths and what you are able to offer the marketplace, including transferable skills.
  • Understand what shortens – and extends – job searching.
  • Learn how to conduct informational interviews, and why they improve your visibility.
  • Gain insights into why and how you get recommendations.
  • Learn how to compress and focus the evidence you use while networking.
  • Start the process of discovering new sectors and organisations.
  • Find more authentic and yet more energised ways of talking about



John Lees is one of the UK’s most prominent career transition coaches, and regularly in the media as a career thought leader. He has published 13 books on careers and work including the UK best-seller How to Get a Job You Love. HIS books have been translated into Arabic, Georgian, Polish, Japanese and Spanish. John has delivered workshops in Ireland, Germany, Mauritius, the USA, South Africa, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. He was a founding board member of the Career Development Institute, and established the Career Coach Forum on LinkedIn (6400 members worldwide). He is a NICEC Fellow, a Fellow of the CIPD, and holds degrees from the Universities of Cambridge, London and Liverpool.