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?
Let’s get personal
Using the template below if you need to, draft your own personal statement. Use just two or three of the most relevant skills and qualities from your shortlist. You can also include what you’re passionate about, if it’s right for the employers you’ll be approaching. Include the job you’re going for now and show you’re motivated by saying what you are working towards.
As someone with [x, y, z skills/qualities],
I am seeking [first step job opportunity] to develop my skills and experience,
working towards [my One Big Thing/ long-term job goal].
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.