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?
Devil is in the detail
Look hard at the job description before you apply for work. Be sure you have the right skills. If you don’t, think about how you’ll reassure the employer you can do the job and if you struggle with that, consider if it’s really the right job for you right now. Find a job description for your dream job and do the same. If you’ll need training, think about starting it as soon as possible, even if you have to do other jobs in the meantime, especially if the Job Centre is on your back about coming off benefits.
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.