Why I can’t find a job yet, These are the reasons that could be preventing you from getting hired.| Photo by Christina Morillo
Can’t Find a Job Yet, Still Unemployed.
Can’t Find a Job Yet? Still Unemployed?
Can’t Find a Job? Try This Instead. We Can Help.
Why can’t I find a job yet?
There may be many reasons why you cannot find a job as yet. Here are some tips that might help change that for you.
If you are struggling to find a job, recheck your CV and application form, to see if can, change, update any information that becomes relevant, i.e. voluntary work and gets rid of anything that seems of little interest.
If you have some jobs that only last a few months, this may make future employers uneasy. They are thinking
“This person doesn’t appear to stay around too long, not worth investing time and money”
make sure you explain why there are so many short-term employment and that you are very interested in working permanently and would love the opportunity of working for them.
If you were a full-time or part-time student, explain this fact, as this will explain why the short-term job roles.
Find a career counsellor near you that can offer advice and help you to decide what career is right for you.
The career counsellor will be looking for here, are the essential factors you need to take into account when choosing the right career.
Writing a Career Action Plan – Why You Need One.
What are you interested in?
What are you good at?
What career would suit your personality?
Which career is practical for you?
what they can offer you
- A practical career plan developed by your career counsellor.
- Psychometric testing to assess your career interests, abilities, personality and values.
- In-depth analysis by your career counsellor.
- Career counsellor to help you progress in your career path.
Surviving without a job can be very challenging and stressful, try not to worry and keep the focus on what you need to do. Check to see if you are entitled to any assistance.
Apply online for Universal Credit to get financial aid if you’ve lost your job.
You might also be able to:
- apply online for New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance
- apply for New Style Employment and Support Allowance, if you have a disability or health condition that affects how much you can work
You might also be able to get New Style Employment and Support Allowance if one of the following applies to you or your child, now or some time in the past:
- you’re at high risk because you have an underlying health condition (shielding)
- you’re self-isolating because you have symptoms of coronavirus
- you’re self-isolating because you came into contact with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus, or you were told to self-isolate by a test and trace service
Interviews and assessments will be done by telephone. You should not go to a Jobcentre Plus unless asked to do so for a particular purpose, for example, to collect your Payment Exception Service vouchers.
Career Skills and Training
While you are unemployed, the best thing you can do is to keep busy.
On qualifications and funding from government programs:
- the National Careers Service (England)
- My World of Work (Scotland)
- Careers Wales
- Careers Service Northern Ireland
Improve Your Skills
You can find free courses to help develop your digital and numeracy skills for work on ‘The Skills Toolkit’.
Courses range from beginner to advanced level.
You can learn how to:
- use computers and online tools confidently
- stay safe online (cyber security)
- write computer programs using code
Job Boards Sites
On-line job sites monster.co.uk,jobyet.co.uk, indeed.co.uk via the internet, drop off resumes in person or via scan directly to potential employers. Also, apply for jobs every day by browsing the papers and online websites
Suppose you have left an email address and phone number. Check your emails every day and any phone messages if you can make your email as professional as possible with your name.surname@gmail, Yahoo.
Don’t have a funny or sexy email for job purposes, as it will look like you are not serious about getting a job.
Return phone messages and email contacts from any potential employer straight away;
otherwise, it may look like, you are not interested, and they will go elsewhere very quickly.
Check CV Mistakes
Check your CV and application form several times for any spelling errors and typos,
ask someone to read it for you too, as they will check any mistakes that you might have missed,
and this will help and mean that you will not have to re-check every time you send off to a potential employer.
Check out how you might get further assistance in the job market – good luck.