List of Past Events

Year 2018 to present

Year 2017

  • Response to redundancy, planning an effective job search on January, 11, 2017 6.30pm
    CV Preparation and matching - the secret to securing an interview on January, 18, 2017 6.30pm
  • Self-Confidence – essential for a successful outcome on January, 25, 2017 6.30pm
  • Presentation Skills - how to present yourself  on February, 1, 2017 6.30pm
  • Speaking with Confidence on February, 8, 2017 6.30pm
  • Interview Technique - how you can prepare to succeed on February, 22, 2017 6.30pm
  • Business Start Up and Research on March, 1, 2017 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn – the essential tool for job seekers on March, 8, 2017 6.30pm
  • Networking - creating opportunities and openings on March, 15, 2017 6.30pm
  • Personality Profiling on March, 22, 2017 6.30pm
  • Speculative approach - the most successful return on your time investment on March, 29, 2017 6.30pm
  • How to build yourself into a credible candidate on April, 26, 2017 6.30pm
  • Interim Management – a stop gap or career opportunity? on May, 3, 2017 6.30pm
  • CV’s - how to win the interview on May, 10, 2017 6.30pm
  • Verbal presentation skills on May, 27, 2017 6.30pm
  • Researching a business and business opportunities on May, 24, 2017 6.30pm
  • Presenting Confidence  on June, 7, 2017 6.30pm
  • Interviews – how preparation is the key to success  on June, 14, 2017 6.30pm
  • Direct approaches result in the most successful outcomes – How to get the odds on  your side on June, 21, 2017 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn, the Internet and social media - jobseekers essentials on June, 28, 2017 6.30pm
  • Networking is it really the way to success? on July, 5, 2017 6.30pm
  • PowerPoint - creation and presentation on July, 12, 2017 6.30pm
  • Starting your own business is it an option? planning, research, marketing, sales, finance and accounts on July, 19, 2017 6.30pm
  • How to build yourself into a credible candidate on September, 20, 2017 6.30pm
  • Interim Management – A stop gap or career opportunity on September, 27, 2017 6.30pm
  • CV’s – how to win the interview on October, 4, 2017 6.30pm
  • Verbal presentation skills on October, 11, 2017 6.30pm
  • Researching a business and business opportunities on October, 18, 2017 6.30pm
  • Presenting confidence on November, 8, 2017 6.30pm
  • Interviews – How preparation is the key to success on November, 15, 2017 6.30pm
  • Direct approaches result in the most successful outcomes – How to get the odds on your side on November, 22, 2017 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn, the internet and social media – Jobseekers essentials on November, 29, 2017 6.30pm
  • Networking, is it really the way to success? on December, 6, 2017 6.30pm
  • PowerPoint creation and presentation on December, 13, 2017 6.30pm
  • Starting your own business is it an option? Planning, research, marketing, sales, finance and accounts on December, 20, 2017 6.30pm

Year 2016

  • Building your job search plan on January, 13, 2016 6.30pm
  • Making a positive impact on January, 20, 2016 6.30pm
  • Confidence - maintaining and demonstrating it on January, 27, 2016 6.30pm
  • Personality Profiling - what is it and why is it used for recruitment? on February, 3, 2016 6.30pm
  • Recruitment Agencies - how to select and use the effectively on February, 10, 2016 6.30pm
  • Half Term on February, 17, 2016 6.30pm
  • Research - a job and an opportunity on February, 24, 2016 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn and the Internet - jobseekers essentials on March, 2, 2016 6.30pm
  • Speculative Approach - the most successful return on your time on March, 9, 2016 6.30pm
  • Starting a Business on March, 16, 2016 6.30pm
  • Networking - build and develop your network for job search success on March, 23, 2016 6.30pm
  • Response to redundancy, planning an effective job search on April, 20, 2016 6.30pm
  • CV Preparation and matching - the secret to securing an interview on April, 27, 2016 6.30pm
  • Competency Based Interviews - How you can prepare to succeed on May, 4, 2016 6.30pm
  • Speaking in Public on May, 11, 2016 6.30pm
  • Wellbeing and Self-Confidence – essential for a successful outcome on May, 18, 2016 6.30pm
  • Creating your job search action plan - how, what, why and when to ensure your success on May, 25, 2016 6.30pm
  • Interim Management A stop gap or career opportunity? on June, 8, 2016 6.30pm
  • How to impress through language and dress on June, 15, 2015 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn and the Internet - jobseekers essentials on June, 22, 2016 6.30pm
  • Build your network and develop your network into your job seekers on June, 29, 2016 6.30pm
  • Speculative approach - the most successful return on your time on July, 6, 2016 6.30pm
  • Writing a successful blog (a members requested subject) on July, 13, 2016 6.30pm
  • Business start-up on July, 20, 2016 6.30pm
  • Job seeking from the perspective of a former Executive Recruitment Consultant  on July, 27, 2016 6.30pm
  • Confidence - maintaining and demonstrating it self-belief on September, 28, 2016 6.30pm
  • Transferable skills - what am I qualified for? on October, 5, 2016 6.30pm
  • Research - a job and an opportunity on October, 12, 2016 6.30pm
  • CV matching - the secret to securing an interview on October, 19, 2016 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn and the internet - jobseekers essentials on October, 26, 2016 6.30pm
  • Personality Profiling OR Identifying appropriate recruitment agencies  on November, 2, 2016 6.30pm
  • Speculative approach - the most successful return on your time on November, 9, 2016 6.30pm
  • Speaking for impact on November, 16, 2016 6.30pm
  • Networking - Build your network and develop network into your job seekers on November, 23, 2016 6.30pm
  • Best practice job-seeking from a panel of past MKEA members  on November, 30, 2016 6.30pm
  • Business start-up - personal case studies on December, 7, 2016 6.30pm
  • MKEA's Christmas Social for members, their partner and our guest speakers on December, 14, 2016 6.30pm

Year 2015

  • Identifying my opportunities on January, 14, 2015 6.30pm
  • Maintaining your business perspective on January, 21, 2015 6.30pm
  • Creating a new business - options, opportunities and franchising. Is it for you? on January, 28, 2015 6.30pm
  • MK M1 Franchise Show on January, 31, 2015 6.30pm
  • Preparing to succeed  on February, 4, 2015 6.30pm
  • Making your point with PowerPoint on February, 11, 2015 6.30pm
  • What you need to know to start your own business - Finance tax and accounting including IR35, raising capital, legal, community enterprise. on February, 18, 2015 6.30pm
  • Half Term on February, 25, 2015 6.30pm
  • CV's to secure interviews and how can you sell yourself? on March, 4, 2015 6.30pm
  • Researching your opportunity - How and where on March, 11, 2015 6.30pm
  • An Insiders perspective - what is expected of candidates at interview on March, 18, 2015 6.30pm
  • Subjective or objective? Presenting your case to be interviewed on March, 25, 2015 6.30pm
  • Competencies as transferable skills - how to make the most of your transferable skills on April, 22, 2015 6.30pm
  • What is an elevator pitch? How to create an effective introduction on April, 29, 2015 6.30pm
  • Personality profiling - how it can help you to secure a job and develop your career on May, 6, 2015 6.30pm
  • Presentation skills - How to present yourself and matching your body language to demonstrate the what you say on May, 13, 2015 6.30pm
  • Developing self-confidence and optimism in a challenging world – A ladder, a guitar and a bend in the road on May, 20, 2015 6.30pm
  • Half Term on May, 27, 2015 6.30pm
  • How to impress through language and dress on June, 3, 2015 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn – an introduction to the job-seekers essential tool on June, 10, 2015 6.30pm
  • Making the most of networking on June, 17, 2015 6.30pm
  • Wellbeing and self-confidence – essential for a successful outcome  on June, 24, 2015 6.30pm
  • How to prepare yourself for interviews on July, 1, 2015 6.30pm
  • Is starting a business an option for you?" Find out what grants, funding, training and support is available to help on July, 8, 2015 6.30pm
  • Maintaining your professionalism throughout unemployment on July, 15, 2015 6.30pm
  • Job seeking from the perspective of a former Executive recruitment consultant  on July, 22, 2015 6.30pm
  • Building your job search plan on September, 23, 2015 6.30pm
  • Confidence - maintaining and demonstrating it on September, 30, 2015 6.30pm
  • Interview skills to secure the job on October, 7, 2015 6.30pm
  • Research - a job and an opportunity on 14/10/20185 6.30pm
  • CV matching - the secret to securing an interview on October, 21, 2015 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn and the Internet - jobseekers essentials on October, 28, 2015 6.30pm
  • Identifying appropriate recruitment agencies on November, 4, 2015 6.30pm
  • Speculative approach - the most successful return on your time on November, 11, 2015 6.30pm
  • Speaking for impact on November, 18, 2015 6.30pm
  • Networking - Build your network and develop network into your jobseekers on November, 25, 2015 6.30pm
  • Transferable skills - what am I qualified for? on December, 2, 2015 6.30pm
  • Business start-up on December, 9, 2015 6.30pm
  • MKEA's Christmas Social for members, their partners and our guest speakers on December, 16, 2015 6.30pm

Year 2014

  • Verbal Presentation Skills – including practical elevator pitch creation and delivery on January, 15, 2014 6.30pm
  • Interview preparation workshop on January, 22, 2014 6.30pm
  • Portfolio employment opportunities and volunteering on January, 22, 2014 6.30pm
  • Direct approaches to potential employers – Contacts, communication and content on January, 29, 2014 6.30pm
  • Introduction to Networking – why, how, where and when. Including a guide to local  networking opportunities on February, 5, 2014 6.30pm
  • CV’s – Types of CV and recognising the employer’s selection and filtering process on February, 12, 2014 6.30pm
  • Business ideas and planning on February, 26, 2014 6.30pm
  • Book keeping and accounts/ Marketing your new business on March, 5, 2014 6.30pm
  • Building your professional network on March, 12, 2014 6.30pm
  • Financing and starting a new business on March, 19, 2014 6.30pm
  • Preparing Yourself for Interviews - Presenting yourself effectively matching the professional perception and personal appearance on March, 26, 2014 6.30pm
  • Using recruitment agencies effectively - how to work with them and getting them to work for you on April, 2, 2014 6.30pm
  • Response to redundancy – a practical approach including career guidance on April, 23, 2014 6.30pm
  • CV’s – types of cv and recognising the employers selection and filtering process on April, 30, 2014 6.30pm
  • Building a business from an interest or market opportunity on May, 7, 2014 6.30pm
  • Direct approaches to potential employers – contacts, communication and content on May, 14, 2014 6.30pm
  • Motivation and goal setting – maintaining a positive approach throughout the journey on May, 21, 2014 6.30pm
  • Wellbeing and self-confidence (including self-esteem and physical awareness) on June, 4, 2014 6.30pm
  • Verbal presentation skills – including practical elevator pitch creation and delivery on June, 11, 2014 6.30pm
  • Using recruitment agencies effectively - how to work with them and getting them to work for you on June, 18, 2014 6.30pm
  • An introduction to networking – why, where and when including a guide to local networking opportunities on June, 25, 2014 6.30pm
  • Starting your own business is it an option? Planning, research, marketing, sales, finance and accounts on July, 2, 2014 6.30pm
  • Interim employment – a stop gap or long term career opportunity  on July, 9, 2014 6.30pm
  • Interview success – adapting to the different types of interview on July, 16, 2014 6.30pm
  • Establishing your options – reviewing, planning, preparing and evaluating your job search and options. on July, 23, 2014 6.30pm
  • Response to unemployment on September, 17, 2014 6.30pm
  • CV’s on September, 24, 2014 6.30pm
  • Interview success   on October, 1, 2014 6.30pm
  • Verbal presentation skills  on October, 8, 2014 6.30pm
  • Wellbeing and self-confidence  on October, 15, 2014 6.30pm
  • Starting your own business on October, 22, 2014 6.30pm
  • Introduction to Networking on November, 5, 2014 6.30pm
  • Using recruitment agencies effectively on November, 12, 2014 6.30pm
  • Speculative approach on November, 19, 2014 6.30pm
  • Social media for job seeking on November, 26, 2014 6.30pm
  • Presenting yourself effectively on December, 3, 2014 6.30pm
  • Interim Management on December, 10, 2014 6.30pm
  • Term review & Christmas event on December, 17, 2014 6.30pm

Year 2013

  • Developing self-confidence and optimism in a challenging world on January, 16, 2013 6.30pm
  • Building a job search and addressing unemployment on January, 23, 2013 6.30pm
  • How to present yourself effectively on January, 30, 2013 6.30pm
  • White collar franchising & from unemployed to self-employed special event at MKM1 Franchising Exhibition on February, 1, 2013 6.30pm
  • Turning an interest, hobby or service into a career on February, 6, 2013 6.30pm
  • Interim employment – a stop gap or career opportunity? on February, 13, 2013 6.30pm
  • Networking – how to network successfully including practical examples and opportunities in Milton Keynes on February, 27, 2013 6.30pm
  • Interview techniques – how to approach and perform effectively at interview on March, 6, 2013 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn – how to create a 100% profile and using it for job seeking and research on March, 13, 2013 6.30pm
  • Setting up your own business – practical personal advice, business planning, structures and personal experience on March, 20, 2103 6.30pm
  • Tax and finance – funding, legal obligations and allowances on March, 27, 2013 6.30pm
  • Direct response - how to approach potential employers on April, 17, 2013 6.30pm
  • Climb your mountain on April, 24, 2013 6.30pm
  • Members evening - pitch and speed networking on May, 1, 2013 6.30pm
  • Planning you job search & using the mkea website tools on May, 8, 2013 6.30pm
  • Starting you own business 1 case studies on May, 15, 2013 6.30pm
  • Starting your own business 2 market research on May, 22, 2013 6.30pm
  • Motivation & goal setting on June, 5, 2013 6.30pm
  • My alternatives - a panel of local business owners on May, 12, 2013 6.30pm
  • Identifying new career opportunities - workshop evening on June, 19, 2013 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn – the tool for job seeking and research on June, 26, 2013 6.30pm
  • Project event – building together on July, 3, 2013 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn – a walk-through profile editing workshop on July, 10, 2013 6.30pm
  • Ultimate Networking Event at MKCC on March, 17, 2013 6.30pm
  • Public speaking – confidently presenting yourself on July, 24, 2013 6.30pm
  • Introduction to MKEA and speed networking on September, 25, 2013 6.30pm
  • Presenting yourself effectively 1. What’s in a CV? - Building your CV library and matching it to the job on October, 2, 2013 6.30pm
  • Presenting yourself effectively 2. Developing an effective “elevator pitch” and public speaking for confident delivery on October, 9, 2013 6.30pm
  • Presenting yourself effectively 3. Interview technique, body language and how to answer difficult questions on October, 16, 2013 6.30pm
  • Franchising - What is it and is it for me? on October, 23, 2013 6.30pm
  • Training to Teach, “How I turned my interest/hobby into a career”, and Job Search Best on November, 6, 2013 6.30pm
  • Goal setting and Motivation - Responding to Unemployment on November, 13, 2013 6.30pm
  • Market Research – How to undertake it and what to consider for job seeking or a business idea on November, 20, 2013 6.30pm
  • Interim employment – A stop gap or career opportunity? on November, 27, 2013 6.30pm
  • Workshop “Making the Most of LinkedIn for job-seekers on December, 4, 2013 6.30pm
  • Wellbeing and Self-Confidence on December, 4, 2013 6.30pm
  • Making the most of networking - how to network successfully on December, 11, 2013 6.30pm
  • Special Christmas event with Jack Daragh, owner of the Churchill Collection at Bletchley Park on December, 18, 2013 6.30pm

Year 2012

  • Making 2012 Work for You – personal goals and networking on January, 19, 2012 6.30pm
  • How to network successfully and develop your one minute elevator pitch on January, 25, 2012 6.30pm
  • Members’ Networking on February, 2, 2012 6.30pm
  • Interim employment – a stopgap or career opportunity? on February, 8, 2012 6.30pm
  • Networking - sharing our network contacts including LinkedIn connections on February, 15, 2012 6.30pm
  • Securing employment – personal development from the perspective of an HR professional on February, 22, 2012 6.30pm
  • Sharing our network contacts on February, 29, 2012 6.30pm
  • Setting up, launching and growing the company you always dreamed of owning on March, 7, 2012 6.30pm
  • on January, 0, 1900 6.30pm
  • Networking evening on March, 14, 2012 6.30pm
  • Overcoming redundancy and the great mid-life career switch on March, 21, 2012 6.30pm
  • Motivation and goal setting on March, 28, 2012 6.30pm
  • How to network successfully and develop your one-minute elevator pitch on May, 2, 2012 6.30pm
  • Networking techniques in action and applying them to cold calling on May, 9, 2012 6.30pm
  • Generating new career ideas and business opportunities on May, 16, 2012 6.30pm
  • Career development opportunities business opportunities on May, 23, 2012 6.30pm
  • Network Rail: an overview of opportunities, how they recruit, what they are seeking from candidates and their selection processes on May, 30, 2012 6.30pm
  • Speed networking can our personal networks help and what other opportunities exist? on June, 6, 2012 6.30pm
  • Traditional and non-traditional ways of searching for a new job on June, 13, 2012 6.30pm
  • Using your elevator pitch at networking and as an interview opener. on June, 20, 2012 6.30pm
  • LinkedIn – how to build a profile, manage your online reputation and how to use it for job seeking on June, 27, 2012 6.30pm
  • Interim employment – a stopgap or career opportunity? on July, 4, 2012 6.30pm
  • Confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness, faith and belief – an important element of a successful job search? on July, 11, 2012 6.30pm
  • Setting up your own business on July, 18, 2012 6.30pm
  • Speed networking - how can we help each other? on July, 25, 2012 6.30pm
  • Round-up and one to one consultations on August, 1, 2012 6.30pm
  •  with Clive Bennett of Brooklands Executives on January, 0, 1900 6.30pm
  • Special event: MKEA - future direction and feedback to Mark Lancaster TD, MP on August, 8, 2012 6.30pm
  • Confidence self-esteem - dealing with the negatives and stress of unemployment on September, 26, 2012 6.30pm
  • Understanding and using Linkedin for your job search on October, 3, 2012 6.30pm
  • Creating a memorable elevator pitch, networking   techniques and applying them to your job search on October, 10, 2012 6.30pm
  • Setting-up your own business - something to consider? on October, 17, 2012 6.30pm
  • Job seeking – what help is available in Milton Keynes? on October, 24, 2012 6.30pm
  • Members networking evening on October, 31, 2012 6.30pm
  • How do I present my expertise effectively?   on November, 7, 2012 6.30pm
  • Public speaking – building your skills to succeed on November, 14, 2012 6.30pm
  • Franchising - what is it, what to be wary of and what is available? on November, 21, 2012 6.30pm
  • Volunteering – maintaining your work history and building opportunities on November, 28, 2012 6.30pm
  • “Tax Without Tears” – benefits of self-employment on December, 5, 2012 6.30pm
  • End of year social evening with John Goode on December, 12, 2012 6.30pm

Year 2011

  • Making an impact on September, 14, 2011 6.30pm
  • Follow up workshop on ‘making an impact’ on October, 12, 2011 6.30pm
  • Follow up workshop on ‘making an impact’ on October, 19, 2011 6.30pm
  • From CV to interview on November, 9, 2011 6.30pm
  • Managing the financial implications of unemployment on November, 16, 2011 6.30pm
  • Turn your interest into your career on November, 29, 2011 6.30pm