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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.
  • Government schemes

    The government runs a number of employment schemes intended to help people improve their job prospects
  • 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.

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