Throughout the day our hand-picked team of experts will be on hand to offer you individual advice, coaching and tips. So, whether you'd like an expert view on your CV, or want some no-nonsense business advice; whether you need some top tips to hone your interview technique, or you're desperate to better understand how to use social media to market your business - come and speak to one of career experts for one-to-one advice, suggestions and solutions.
Our Career Clinic will take place during the lunch break, and the afternoon coffee break, and you can sign up on the day for a specific time slot.
The clinics include:
Small Business advice – come and visit the small business advisors who will be located in the Barclays Lounge, to get your questions answered about the financial and business aspects of going freelance or running your own business.
Social media – Our social media whizz Daisy Griffith is an experienced trainer who will be on hand to answer your questions on making the most of social media – whether that's using it to find a job, to market your small business or to get an update on how social media is used in today's workplaces.
CV review – bring along your CV for one our experts to critique and advise how you can make this powerful tool work to the best of your advantage.
Careers counselling – whether you're considering returning to work, re-training or changing jobs – or you simply don't know where to begin – our team of highly trained
experts will be able to advise you how to move forward with your goals.
Business Consultancy with Lynne Franks - come along to speak to the UK's leading women's empowerment guru and her SEED team to learn about Planting the Seeds to Starting your Own Business or Community Initiative and find out more about Sustainable Enterprise and Empowerment Dynamics; pick up your complimentary special Mumsnet membership to B.Hive (five free visits to their stylish women's business lounges and hubs plus discounts to meeting rooms, virtual offices etc) and have the opportunity to pick the brains of one of the UK's most creative and inspiring business consultants.
You will be able to sign up on the day for 10 minute private consultations with our experts.
Calling all Workfest delegates....
Our partner sponsor, Honda, will be present in Career Clinic during the breaks and throughout the day, to give you the fantastic opportunity to win a brand-new Honda CR-V for a year . . . simply by telling them how you'd use it!
Here's a note from Honda explaining how it'll work:
We're incredibly excited to have joined forces with Mumsnet to help you achieve your dream of a new business or career change. We look forward to meeting you at WorkFest on 15 June, where we will be offering advice on perfecting the essential 'elevator pitch' and giving one of you the use of a brand-new, family-friendly Honda CR-V for a year.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to come and see us at Workfest and, in 15 seconds or under, tell us how the Honda CR-V will help you achieve your dream.
The Honda team will be on hand all day to offer advice on how to perfect your pitch, and to film your 15-second entry. Plus, to make sure no one goes away empty handed, everyone who enters will receive a £15 M&S voucher.
The person judged by the Honda/Mumsnet panel to have performed the best'elevator pitch' and demonstrated how the CR-V will help them with their new venture or job will be crowned the winner. The winner will be announced shortly after the event, once all the entries have been reviewed.
What's an elevator pitch?
A key skill for any business person is the ability to sum up unique aspects of their business, product, or even themselves in a way that engages others. Called the'elevator pitch' because it should last no longer than the average elevator ride, it's one of the most effective methods of reaching new buyers and clients, and capturing your audience's attention quickly.
About the Honda CR-V
Capable, reliable and reassuring, the new generation of the Honda CR-V SUV was launched in October 2012, offering an intuitive car-like drive with incredible versatility and practicality. With one-action easy fold down rear seats opening up a huge 1669 litres of boot space, the CR-V is a fantastic load-lugger able to swallow up to four bicycles.
Deep, sculpted design give the car a dynamic look, while expansive window areas create a spacious feel within the cabin. It all combines to create a functional, efficient and reliable car. The new CR-V is also more aerodynamic, saving you money by keeping it on the road longer between fuel stops.
For more information on the CR-V, please visit www.honda.co.uk/cr-v
We are pleased that Music Bus will be exhibiting at WorkFest. Their Music Bus Kids Music Biz in a Box™ is designed with mums in mind. It's the perfect business opportunity for a busy mum who doesn't want to compromise on a quality family life. An affordable low cost investment and fixed monthly fee, with no hidden extras or long term commitment, means you're always in control, whilst the support and backing of an established brand gives you the confidence and security you need to grow your own successful local business. We're expanding nationwide so come and talk to us about how you can make a new start with Music Bus during WorkFest.