Getting back to work

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Tips to help you get back into work

There is lots of advice on how to get a job so search online to find vacancies and get specific help. 

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Suggestions and websites to visit to get you started:

  • Add recruitment websites to your list of 'favourites' on your computer, check them regularly or request alert messages if jobs become available
  • Explore job profiles and start planning how you will be able to show you have the right skills for the job, try to provide evidence of your skills to show you have experience
  • Find out how social media can help with job search, and use your social media to ask about job opportunities. Be aware that prospective employers might search for you online so make sure there is nothing which will be embarrassing
  • Set up a Linkedin profile and market your skills clearly. See how to create a profile here
  • Keep your CV up-to-date and to 2 sides of A4, type it not write it. The National Career Service offers a CV Builder and lots of information can be found at 'The Ultimate Guide to Building a CV'; in addition, the Lifepilot HE Skills Map Tool will help you identify valuable skills and experiences
  • Write speculative letters to local firms, don't wait for jobs to be advertised. This will give you some ideas
  • Use the Job Match service
  • Prepare for interviews - there are lots of websites with advice on how to do this

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