Cheers as resort bar hosts job help

Mark Flitter, a former recruitment expert, is offering a free back to work session in Blackpool
Mark Flitter, a former recruitment expert, is offering a free back to work session in Blackpool
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It’s a venue far more used to hosting hordes of young people on a Saturday night...

But a former recruitment expert is set to go back to his roots by putting on a free job advice session for people struggling to find work – at his Blackpool bar.

Mark Flitter is general manager the Galleon Bar, in Abingdon Street, Blackpool.

But with eight years experience working in recruitment in London and also for a specialist back-to-work training company, Mr Flitter believes he is well placed to offer advice to those in need.

And he is now hoping to inspire those who are finding the job search stressful or are not well equipped to look for work. He will be hosting the session at the bar, which is next to the Job Centre, on Tuesday, March 11, at 11am.

He said: “I get asked a lot by people about CVs, interview techniques and how to be effective in searching for work.

“Finding a job should not be hard work, but for some it can be a difficult task.”

The Galleon’s owner Stephen Pierre said: “Mark recognises that a number of job searchers in Blackpool are missing out on opportunities due to having a poor CV or simply not knowing how to job search effectively in 2014.

“Blackpool has its fair share of unemployment and it is disheartening for those who are struggling to find a job and are facing ongoing rejection.”

The Galleon has hosted two other back-to-work sessions, run by Mr Flitter, the first two last year saw 12 people get back into employment and four under-21-year-olds get into work placements to boost their CVs,

Mr Flitter added: “I draw some comfort from the fact I am in a position to help steer those in need of support in the right direction.

“I am in touch with local employers and genuinely get satisfaction offering my free time to advise people the best I can on how to move forward.”

The hour-long workshop is free to attend and will be held in the ground floor of the venue with disabled access and refreshments available.