Finding a job can take time, effort and a lot of planning. Recruiters are looking for people with skills and you need to make sure you stand out from the competition.
Start by assessing your skills and experience. This may be from things you have learnt through training and education, through skills you have developed in other ways or what you do in your life outside of work.
Then think about the sort of job you want to do and how this will fit in with your lifestyle. What are the hours of work like, how does that fit with your existing commitments such as childcare, what sort of salary are you looking for, where is the job located.
There are a number of ways you can search for jobs such as through Jobcentre Plus, registering with recruitment agencies or by looking in newspapers, searching the Internet or through friends and other people you know. You may even have a business idea and want to work for yourself.
For free career advice and guidance, CV preparation support, job searching, training or financial support contact JET who have branches serving each of the 6 Liverpool localities.
0151 233 1933 www.liverpooljet.org
Recruitment agencies work closely with employers. Some agencies will give you training to make sure that you have the skills you need. Agencies are always looking for new people and if you work with a recruitment consultant and build up a relationship with them, they will know what type of job you want and will help you find it. Agencies offer temporary jobs as well as permanent fulltime jobs. A temporary job could help you get back into fulltime work.
Apprenticeships are often a great way to earn a salary or receive an allowance while learning new skills and gaining qualifications. Many employers from a range of industries are helping people to develop in this way.
Apprenticeships are available to anyone who isn't in full-time education. To find out more about apprenticeships:
08000 150 600 www.apprenticeships.org.uk
There are lots of good reasons for wanting to work for yourself. Maybe you’ve got a great idea and can see an opportunity to earn more money. Maybe you want to work from home to fit in better with family commitments. Or, maybe you simply want to be your own boss.
There are a number of organisations that provide information and support to help you get your business started. Business Link North West provides information, advice and support that you will need to start, maintain and develop your business:
0845 600 9 006 www.businesslink.gov.uk
You may be starting work after a period of unemployment. If you have been claiming Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance continuously for more than 6 months and are starting work of more than 16 hours per week, you may be entitled to a Job Grant or Return to Work Credit. Contact your local Jobcentre Plus for more information. (see contact details below)
Employment Zone is a programme, available in Liverpool, offering you practical support to get back to work. You will work with a personal adviser to draw up an action plan and then you carry out the activities listed on your plan with support from your adviser.
Jobcentre Plus is a part of the Department for Work and Pensions and they aim to help more people into paid work. Jobcentre Plus can help you find the right kind of jobs: full time or part time, temporary or permanent:
0845 6060 234 or 0845 6055 255 (Text phone) www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
PLEASE NOTE - the jobcentreplus website will redirect you to one of three websites selected as appropriate