The goal of the job club is to prepare participants for job-seeking and working life and to provide an overview of the labour market situation and employment opportunities through supervised club activities. Participating in the job club allows you to share experiences and receive support from those in a similar situation and from your supervisor.
Anyone who needs to improve the job-seeking knowledge and skills they need to secure employment, guidance on job-seeking and preparing for working life can participate in the job club.
The club is held once or twice a week in three-hour sessions. There are a total of 10 sessions, with a maximum of 14 participants.
We cover the following topics and activities in the club:
- an introduction to the labour market situation (statistics, job vacancies, which areas require the most workers at present and which jobs are planned to be created in your region) and employment opportunities (incl. abroad);
- the provision of job-seeking guidance, including by performing practical exercises on the use of job-seeking channels;
- the development of communication skills through practical exercises (communication via e-mail and telephone and direct communication with employers);
- the improvement of social skills which facilitate securing employment and working (incl. cooperation with others and creating a support network) and the provision of guidance on stress management;
- analysis of job offers and learning how to prepare the necessary application documents (CV, covering letter and letter of motivation) and practising the application process (conducting a job interview role-play and watching it back on video afterwards, if the participants agree to this). For homework, the participants map the companies to apply to and their own strengths and weaknesses, look for suitable job offers, etc.;
- paying visits to companies so as to learn about the requirements which may be expected of applicants, the application process and the principles of staff selection;
- explaining anything related to employment relationships (employment contracts, labour law, entrepreneurship and taxes);
- every job club participant prepares, with the help of the supervisor, a job-search action plan for the subsequent three months;
- depending on the needs of the participants, we also carry out other activities in support of securing employment.
If you are registered as unemployed and participating in a job club or in psychological, debt or addiction counselling, we pay you commuting and accommodation benefits as needed.
The labour market service provided for individuals with decreased working ability is co-financed by the European Social Fund of the European Union by regulation No. 57 of the Minister of Social Protection and the Minister of Health and Labour of 27 March 2015 on the basis of ‘Provision of labour market services to the target group of work reforms’ .