Up to 5,000 unemployed job-seekers offered free virtual training to find new role

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Written by Jon Kennard on 12 November 2020 in Press Zone
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Up to 5,000 unemployed job-seekers are being offered free help online in finding their next role – by the communications training company that helped to land the 2014 Commonwealth Games for Glasgow.


From today, anybody out of work can apply for free access to a Virtual Job Interview Masterclass, a series of online tutorials coaching successful interview technique, to help them secure their next post.

Pink Elephant Communications, run by former recruiter Andrew McFarlan, is offering the free support in an anticipation of widespread unemployment after the end of the furlough period.

Students will learn how to:

  • build rapport with interviewers online;
  • perfect their body language, pace and tone;
  • answer the most awkward of questions with confidence.

The Masterclass also draws on the skills of former STV and Radio Clyde reporter Colin Stone, who demonstrates how to engage a remote audience using good lighting, audio, framing and technical setup.

Pink Elephant’s Managing Director Andrew McFarlan commented: “We’re expecting widespread job cuts when the furlough scheme closes. At that point, a huge number of people will enter the virtual jobs market for the first time. Many will encounter twin fears of job interviews and virtual technology. But there are a number of clear solutions to turn that fear into confidence”.

“Anyone out of work can email us to request a free licence. They’ll learn how to research, prepare properly, interact professionally, present with confidence, answer tough questions, lead the conversation and make a winning impression on interviewers”.

“I entered a tough jobs market in 2009 mid-recession - with up to 50 applicants for each job. I learned how to go way over and above to make a successful impression based on solid communication techniques and hard work. That’s what I’m here to share”.

The 60-minute course is available via Pink Elephant’s virtual website for £99 here: https://pinkelephantcomms.thinkific.com/courses/virtual-job-interview-masterclass