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?
What do you want from an employer? You know what you’re working towards in the future, so prepare a few questions of your own to ask them at interview. This shows you mean about doing well in the job and also helps you decide if they’re the right employer for you (even if you don’t feel you can be too choosy right now).
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.