There are some simple steps you can take for yourself and tasks to try out on your own.
They’re pretty straightforward.
What do you have to lose?
Taming the snakes
It’s sometimes easier to identify what is holding us back than what will help us succeed. People often hide behind barriers but by naming them and seeing them for what they are, we can start to work out how to overcome them. What are the snakes that seem to be lying in wait for you, ready to take you back away from your job goals? Is it meeting people – are you shy? Are you scared of your past catching up with you?
Whatever it is, write it down. Now ask yourself: “Is it that big a deal?” If it is, ask for help. Talk to someone about it and try to come to terms with it or even turn it into a positive, or make a strategy to work around it. Note down three snakes and list all you can do to stop them stopping you.
The 20 Next Steps for Jobseekers feature in the book I'm Ready - 7 Signs that show you're right for the job. Described as 'vital, real and embraceable' where 'a profound belief in people shines out of every page', its story of a group of jobseekers who work through the seven signs and the 20 steps listed here will inspire unemployed people and their friends and supporters about how much everyone has to offer.