I would like to do some type of part-time personal development course. Would it benefit me in searching for a job? If so what are the best options in Dublin for these courses?
Any course that you complete that demonstrates a sense of development or self-awareness will always impress employers. It shows initiative and intra-personal intelligence that you took it upon yourself to attend such a course.
Malahide Community School via their Adult Learning programme run a 10 week course (one day a week) called ‘Invest in Yourself’. This is an excellent personal development course designed to help you achieve maximum success. It teaches strategies and techniques used by some of the world’s most successful people to help you set and achieve your goals and develop a positive mental attitude. Topics covered include: goal setting, dealing with change, dealing with fear and self-confidence to name but a few. Each participant receives a course manual along with expert tuition.
Pitman Training also run a similar course on a part-time basis, nationwide. This course is called ‘Go Get That Job’. This self-development course, as the title suggests, focuses on getting the job you really want.
Over four learning modules you'll cover everything from identifying your ideal job through creating a CV, to tracking down job opportunities and vital interview techniques. The course is designed for flexible learning, which means you can progress at your own pace.