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Looking for work

If it has been a while since you looked for work, the prospect of filling a CV or attending an interview can seem daunting. Our information and advice will help you with your job search.

Help finding work

  • Updating your CV

    It’s normal to find the prospect of writing or updating your CV a little daunting. Our tips will help you get started.
  • Be your own boss

    If you want to work for yourself, there is plenty of support available to help you get started.
  • Job interview tips

    The more you prepare, the more relaxed you will feel on the day. Here are simple tips to help you prepare for an interview.
  • Recruitment agencies

    Recruitment agencies can help you find work, either permanent or temporary, full-time or part-time.
  • Volunteering

    Being a volunteer is a great way to gain experience if you're trying to get back into work.
  • Changing careers

    If you are thinking of changing careers or have been out of work for a while, you may need new skills, or qualifications to show your current skills.
  • Job hunting

    We list some of the different places you can look to find job opportunities.
  • Jobseeker's Allowance

    Jobseeker’s Allowance is a benefit to support people looking for work.
  • No qualifications?

    Even if you have no formal qualifications, it's likely you have gained lots of valuable skills and experience throughout your life.
  • Overqualified?

    Does your experience make it harder to get a job? Follow these tips to avoid being told 'you’re overqualified'


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