KOLOLI, THE GAMBIA: On September 18that 10:30am, as part of it Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), MMC, a Global Communications agency will launch its free Job Interview Coaching (JIC) Initiative in partnership with Wedad’s Fashion Boutique, aimed at supporting young professional job seekers between the ages of 21 to 35 polish their interview skills.
According to the Lead Consultant of MMC, “MMC is deeply passionate about refining the Gambian work place. Utilizing communications to impact positive change in our workforce is something we have been championing via our blog on www.makallimatta.com but now we are taking an extra step to reach out to new job entrants by supporting them with the necessary skills in setting off the right way.”
The JIC initiative will be a continuous running project that will urge young people entering the professional workforce to make sure that they are equipped with strong communication skills that will likely help them secure their dream job. Most people are often nervous before and during job interviews, especially when it is their first time; this often leads to an adverse outcome. Also, being that the idea of job search counseling is new in the country and our public University having inadequate systems in place to support new graduates in job market preparedness, MMC wants to do its part by utilizing effective communication in creating a positive experience and outcome for young interview candidates.
MMC’s Lead Consultant deliberates that the target audience is specifically young professional job seekers as it will create more impact. “We want to target young job seekers first hence the age bracket. We feel that this is where we can have the most impact,” she concludes.
The JIC will be a once per week consultative offer with bookings done via e-mail only. Participants will benefit from a one-hour training session and allowed two sessions per year. The coaching session will entail: a mock interview, research tips, communication etiquette, appearance / body language tips, curriculum vitae review and generally give participants a feel of a real interview. Interested participants for the coaching can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking. Upon completing the coaching session, participants will be entitled to a generous discount on two smart work outfits from our Image Consultant, Wedad’s Fashion Boutique, in order to prepare for their future interviews.
The launch of this initiative will be at the American Corner Banjul, located at the Comium building on Tuesday 18thSeptember at 10:30 am. The event is open to the public and attendees are urged to kindly come on time – just as they should for a job interview.
Learn more about MMC: www.makallimatta.com