Talent Gateway Newsletter – What’s new for 2014

Happy New Year!

As well as eating and drinking too much (or is that just me?) many of us take time over the Christmas break to make plans for the coming year.  We have been putting workshops and services together and hope these will help you to stay on track and achieve your 2014 goals!

What’s new for 2014

Our members are at many different stages in their lives and are looking to us to provide varying services.  After our October event, ‘Be Inspired-Make it Happen!’ We asked what you wanted from us and here is the first phase of what we have been working on for you:

Social Media Training 1/2 day workshop:

Have you already dipped your toe into the world of social media and wondered social media jpgif you’re missing a trick or when it’s going to start working?  Perhaps you’ve yet to dive in for fear of getting it wrong or not knowing where to start. Maybe you are returning to work and want to understand how the different platforms can be used to attract new customers, or just how this new world works!

In that case this 1/2 day workshop is for you!

During the workshop you will develop a social media strategy that’s right for your business (you don’t have to own your own business).  Once you know ‘why’ you are using social media for your business the ‘what’ you should be doing becomes so much clearer and so much easier.

Join this social media workshop and you will learn how to:

  • Avoid the 3 Social Media mistakes
  • Develop a Social Media Strategy for your business
  • Create a Social media plan for your business
  • How to implement your plan

Cost: £59 per person

Date: 27 Feb

Location: Oxted Community Hall – Meeting Room

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Call to register on 01883 722008 or email me: nici@talentgateway.net

Referral program

handshake jpgWe are delighted to introduce our referral scheme.  Most of our business to date has come through word of mouth. However, we believe that there are many opportunities we don’t get to hear about.  This is why we wanted to introduce an incentive to pass opportunities our way.  If you have contact with a decision maker within a business who is looking for a professional on a flexible basis (this could be on a temporary, contract or part time basis), then please send an email or call directly.

We will provide you with £200 in either John Lewis or House of Fraser Vouchers when we place our first candidate into the business that you refer to us.  Terms and conditions apply.

CV writing service

A professional CV writing service from £45!

CK Logo JPEGWhen competition’s fierce, a powerful and pertinent CV is essential to get the job you deserve.  CK Futures are a professional CV writing business who have provided many of our candidates with fabulous CV’s .  Following excellent feedback we are continuing this relationship to provide this service to our members.  You’ll receive a targeted and distinctive CV aimed at the sector you would like to work in.  Their expert CV writers will work with youth ensure your unique skills, personal attributes, experiences and achievement are transformed into a compelling read for your prospective employer.  They also provide a free CV critique which you can access via our ‘services’ section on our website.

Brand and Web site package for Talent Gateway members:

Fletcher Edwards is a Branding and Design consultancy who have put together a package FE_Logo_320to help small businesses with Brand/Logo and Website Design.  Knowing what you stand for and how this is communicated to your clients is a key component of any successful business.  To discuss your requirements and how they can help you please contact Catherine at Fletcher Edwards on: 01883 722938 or 07527 949551. Remember to say that you are a Talent Gateway member!


We want to hear from you and what other services you would like us to provide.  We know our members requirements vary considerably and include those who:
  • are looking to set up their own business
  • who want to make a career change
  • go from full time to part time
  • want to become a contractor
  • want to network with other like minded people
Talk to us about what we are missing.  Most of all we look forward to providing you with some great support and services throughout 2014!


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