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Games inspiration for city job club
4:52pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Business
THE Olympic Games have given a Salisbury man the inspiration he needs to launch a job club for the city.
John Randle wants to start an organisation to help people into work, whether it be their first role, a new job after redundancy or the end of a contract.
“Like it or not the Olympic Games are here but I also see this as an opportunity for each of us to rethink our own goals and what we could achieve if we put our minds to it,” said Mr Randle.
“Unfortunately for some of us in the Salisbury area the main goal is to find a job. If you’ve been in work for some time and not changed jobs and now find yourself unemployed, it can be difficult to know where to start. You have to rethink your skills and experience and promote yourself to potential employers. You might even decide to start up on your own as a small business.”
The new job club will be open to all, especially those who are motivated to find work but need more support.
Mr Randle, who has been made redundant four times himself, says the club will offer a structured programme of coaching, training and discussion that will prove helpful during the job search.
He launched the club with ultra-distance champion runner Sandra Bowers, who lives in Salisbury, and was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch.