Although the economic forecasts are improving, anyone looking for a job is facing difficult times, with businesses still struggling and people in work are working reduced hours, with rates of pay at the legal minimum instead of a realistic living wage. Finding a job has never been easy, even at the best of times, now it's really tough, especially in rural areas where the cost of getting to work is rising all the time.
We are linking up a network of independent Job Clubs across the Somerset Levels to help people who want to get back into work expand their contacts whilst providing local support and access to skills and training.
Research shows that 30% of people find another job through friends, family or social networks, compared to just 10% through their Job Centre.
We can't promise you a job, but we can help you compete better in the job market. Then it's up to you.
- Share job-hunting and career experiences and encourage each other in the quest for a new job.
- Guest speakers will offer advice on interview technique, CV and cover letter writing, presentation skills, networking skills and volunteering opportunities.
- You can brush up on your computer skills, search on-line for job opportunities and build yourself an online presence with a free email address, with help on hand if you are unsure about using a computer or the internet.
- Find out about training for additional skills and qualifications, or starting your own business.
- Learn more about the life skills you need to survive in a low-cash economy.
- We'll signpost the route to other agencies that can assist with specific problems, and help you contact them.
Levels Job Clubs is an initiative by