Associate Alert Service – Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does the service actually work?
As the premier resource to help freelance trainers create successful and profitable training businesses I often get approached by training companies, organisations and people in my network with requests for trainers. In addition I try to keep abreast of what is happening in the marketplace and I’m always on the look out for opportunities.
Once you are registered, as soon as a request comes through I will send you details via email.
I send ALL requests to all trainers on my list so not all opportunities will be relevant to you. Just delete any you don’t want and respond to those you do!
2. What sorts of opportunities do you get?
It tends to be a broad range. I have had everything from Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Soft Skills through to IT Training, Health and Safety and Social Care.
Most opportunities are in the UK but I occasionally get requests for trainers to travel abroad.
Check out the Recent Opportunities tab, this will give you brief details of all the requests I get and it is updated on a regular basis.
3. How many opportunities do you send out and how often?
There is no guarantee of anything! I never know how many opportunities are going to come through and what type of training is going to be asked for.
Sometimes I will get 2 or 3 in a week, other times 2 or 3 in a month. However, over the last 18 months I’m pleased to say I have been receiving them fairly regularly.
4. This opportunity you’ve sent me seems good and I want to apply. How do I do this?
Sometimes the training company is happy to liaise directly with trainers, sometimes they want to work through me. The email I send you will always specify who/where your CV is to be sent and what the next steps are.
5. Do you get involved in the selection of Trainers for specific opportunities?
No. The selection process is the decision of the training company or person who has requested the training.
6. I’ve sent my CV off in response to an opportunity. What happens next?
The person to whom you have sent your CV should respond to you directly.
I always ask all training companies/organisations using my service to do 2 things.
- Respond to all people who have expressed an interest even if it’s a NO.
- Keep me updated as to progress
If this doesn’t happen, let me know and I will follow it up for you.
7. What can I do to increase my chances of being successful?
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8. What happens at the end of my 12 month subscription?
Around the time of your subscription expiry date you will receive an email asking you if you wish to renew for the next 12 months. If you do, you don’t need to do anything as your payment will be automatically renewed via Paypal. If you do not wish to continue you need to cancel your automatic payment and you will then be removed from the subscriber list.