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?
Disclosure for closure
Practice what you’d say if an employer asked you to explain a health issue or a criminal record that might make them think twice about employing you. If you have no skeletons in your closet, think of weaknesses a tough interviewer might quiz you on. Write down three points you can make that will reassure them that it will not be a problem for you – or them – or get in the way of you doing well in the job.
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.