The transition from being a teen to adult can be a rocky one as you suddenly find yourself in one of life’s biggest challenges – facing the working world, finding a lifelong partner to starting a family. These workshop and classes can help prepare you for what lies ahead in adulthood.
Whether you’re fresh from school or looking for a change in career, it’s best to be equipped with skills that help give you an edge above the rest in our rat-race society. What’s more, let’s not forget about the uncertainties that come along with a recession – nobody likes to hear about the doom and gloom of an economic downturn, but it’s a reality that can strike when you least expect it to. Here are some useful tips worth finding out more about to get noticed in the job market.
Make Your First Impression Count
A striking and well-written resume is your first step to career stardom. So if you aren’t getting many replies after sending your resume out, it’s time to find out what’s going wrong. Tend to hyperventilate just minutes before your job interview and get stumped when asked questions? Learn to effectively manage your interview jitters and make a positive first impression at workshops that teach interviewing skills.
Schmooze Like a Pro
Sure, you poke your friends on Facebook and tweet about the brilliant movie you’ve just watched on Twitter. But social networking is entirely different from physical networking. Sign up for workshops on networking as it’s important to sell yourself face-to-face to boost your chances of a better career prospect. Who knows, you may bump into your potential client, or your soon-to-be new boss!
It’s All about the Money
With financial independence, you can have the freedom the live the life you choose. But the line gets blurry when you start a family and your partner is inevitably pulled into your financial circle. That's why money knowledge workshops are important as they can help you and your partner work towards understanding and achieving your financial freedom together as a couple.
From prenatal exercises to upbringing techniques, these workshops are excellent for soon-to-be parents as they welcome new additions to their family and embark on a brand new journey in life together.
Exercises specially designed for mothers help to ease discomforts, strengthen muscles and prepare the physically and mentally for labour. Meanwhile, postnatal exercises not only help to whip mothers
back to shape, they also boost your confidence, increase your energy levels, protect you from pains and aches and decrease the chances of postnatal depression. Some prenatal and postnatal exercises include yoga and aqua-aerobics.
Build Strong Family Bonds
Workshops on effective parent-child communication, understanding your children better and striking a balance between work and family are vital to strengthen family bonds.
Hobbies and Sports
You may no longer be in your teens, but that doesn't mean you should leave your youthful energy behind. Get pumping by enrolling in classes and workshops that test your physical and mental abilities.
For Photography Enthusiasts
If you love taking photos and would like to take your photography skills to the next level, you should join other like-minded shutterbugs in photography classes that show you how to fully utilise your DSLR cameras. Alternatively, discover how to enhance your photos by signing up at digital imaging workshops.
For Fitness Freaks
While you're still fit and agile, enrol in dynamic exercises classes that challenge your cardiovascular strength. Exercises and activities like kickboxing, dragon-boating and wall-climbing are excellent for the more adventurous. Prefer something less wild? Take up dance classes like Salsa! Remember: If you don't stay in shape at this stage of your life, your body will bear the consequences as you grow older!
Energise Your E-mail Writing Skills
Just entering the workforce and not sure if your e-mail etiquette is good enough? Learn how to communicate effectively in today's e-world.
Date: January 14, 2010
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Parkview / Amara Hotel (TBA)
To register or for more information, call Lynn at 6861 1000 or email [email protected].
A.B.T.A – Abs, Butts, Thighs & Arms
Thrilled to be a new mom but not so pleased with some new flabs? Regain your confidence with this exercise class that targets those stubborn areas.
Date: On-going on Mondays
Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: SMU – School of Economics and Social Science
Price: $30 per class / $250 for 10 classes
To register or for more information, email Jennie at [email protected].
Nature Photography Course
Learn the different camera modes and techniques and capture nature at its best.
Date: To be advised by instructor (seven lessons, two hours per week)
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Price: $160.50 (Photo Club member), $179.75 (SAFRA member), $199 (public)
To register, call Andy at 6377 3681 or email [email protected].