An award-winning course which helps ambitious job-seekers in Cornwall to find their dream job has been re-launched with funding from the European Social Fund and support from renowned local businesses.

Stand Out from the Crowd is a life-changing employability course which was originally run by Unlocking Potential from 2009-2015 and uniquely, provides the training within a variety of local business premises. Out of more than 450 participants eight out of ten landed their dream, professional job within six months of taking part.

Now participants for the new Stand Out from the Crowd can benefit from the same ground-breaking course which helps them develop their self-awareness, build courage and understand what employers are really looking for – on top of expert employability advice on CVs, interviews and communication. The next course starts on Monday, November 6.

The course is supported by a number of Cornish businesses including the Rick Stein Group, Ocean Housing, BF Adventure, Pirate FM, Francis Clark, TJ International and Brian Etherington, so participants gain exposure to and advice from local employers.

In addition to CV-writing and interview technique, the course develops job-seekers’ (or career-changers’) self-awareness, interpersonal skills, networking skills, business awareness and crucially confidence. Participants are also given help to understand their personal and career values, so they don’t just look for 'a job', but identify organisations which complement their interests and broaden their scope for employment.

The course is aimed at anyone who has ambitions and goals for their career which are unfulfilled and the team at Unlocking Potential say there are many different types of people the course could help.

Head of talent at Unlocking Potential, Nicky Luke, said: "We’ve already had our delegates describe the first Stand Out course this September as 'life-changing' and 'like being brought in from the cold.' That’s because unlike traditional employability courses, this isn’t just about finding you a great job – it’s about helping you find fulfilment.

"Perhaps you are bored in your current job, are a returning parent after a career break, a new parent, have graduated more than five years ago or are in the uncertain position of facing redundancy, we can help anyone who wants to become unstuck, with bigger dreams they want to live."

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