Blue sky thinking - points the wayOne of our core objectives is to welcome and support people to achieve, and for many of our visitors their greatest achievement is getting back into work after a period of unemployment.

In this section of our web site you will find lots of resources, tips and tricks to help you with your job hunting and developing your skills. Get tooled up for the job by looking at the Related Pages, or links below.

Above all, make sure that you have a plan, or at least an objective, we have found that when you don’t have a plan then you job hunting is less successful. If you need help with any of this then just speak to one of our team members and we’ll gladly help. Read on…

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Application forms – how to fill them in

Application forms – how to fill them in
Application forms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. many employers use application forms to make sure that the information prospective applicants are providing is consistent and the same....

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Back to Work – employability essentials

Back to Work – employability essentials
Back to Work Essentials is our 10-session employability and motivation course, aimed at helping you to improve your employment and computer skills, build confidence and motivation, and learn how to use...

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Cover letters & Email cover letters

Cover letters & Email cover letters
Many job vacancies require you to send details of yourself to the prospective employer, which can be your CV or an application form, they also generally ask that you apply...

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CV Tips and Templates

Preparing a CV for the first time can be daunting, but it is not as hard as you may think, especially if you are given the right kind of guidance....

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Email Skills workshop

As part of our Work Club activities and the Back to Work Essentials programme we run a regular Email Skills workshop. This workshop is in a tutorial style which gives...

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Employment Agencies

Employment Agencies
Here are details of some local recruitment agencies, and some further afield. This list has been taken from jobcentre information sheets and other sources and if for information only, we do...

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Interview Techniques & Questions

Interview Techniques & Questions
Being prepared for an interview is very important to make sure that you get the best out of the opportunity you have been given. In this section you will find...

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Job Sites & Apprenticeships

Job Sites & Apprenticeships
The vast majority of new job vacancies are now advertised online, and an increasing number of vacancies are ONLY advertised online which makes it vitally important for you to have...

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Key & Transferable Skills

Research has shown that there are a number of key skills that employers are looking for when they take on new members of staff. We have set out below a...

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Online Job Hunting

It is quite daunting for many people who have been working for many years and then found themselves unemployed and looking for work. Not only do they find themselves in...

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Skills Assessments & Personal Development

We will provide some resources here so that you can carry out some skills assessments to help you identify the skills that you currently and so that you can promote...

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Tips for Older jobseekers

Taken from an article in CHOICE Magazine March 2013 Top tips for older jobseekers Job-finding expert Chris Ball, Chief Exec of The Age and Employment network (TAEN) has this advice...

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit
Universal Credit Universal Credit is a new single payment for people who are looking for work or on a low income. Universal Credit will help claimants and their families to...

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Using Universal Jobmatch

Using Universal Jobmatch
Universal Jobmatch tutorial is a weekly workshop designed to help you improve your job seeking and get the best out of the Universal Jobmatch web site. This session can be used as part...

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Volunteering – developing your experience

Many people tell us of the frustrations of not being able to apply for jobs, or being turned down, because they lack the relevant experience to take them further. The...

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Work Club

Work Club
The Work Club at the Lighthouse embraces many of our activities and the support that we give to local people who are looking for work or wanting to improve their...

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