Advice Issued For NI Jobseekers

A series of advice and useful resources have been published on the ni direct website for those in Northern Ireland who are looking for work.

Tips for CV writing, details on training courses and guidance for your next steps have been made available for anyone seeking employment, from school leavers to those wishing to return to the workforce alike.

Develop your skills

Developing your skills can help you to gain confidence and the skills you need to get the job you want.

From further education colleges and universities, to improving your essential skills like maths and computing, there are lots of courses and programmes available.

Find out more:online.

Careers advice

Those leaving school or university can often be left wondering what the next steps in their career may be. If this is you, or you've decided to change jobs, getting some careers advice can help you take that next step into employment.

Click here to begin your journey to a new career.

Jobs & Benefits Offices
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Advisors at your local Jobs and Benefits office can give you lots of help and support if you are looking for work. Their services include:

• helping you to develop the skills and competence to become employable, if you are not 'job-ready'

• matching you to suitable job opportunities

• administering Universal Credit, Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support and Incapacity Benefit in Jobs and Benefits Offices

Find your local branch at this link.

Application Process

Job hunting can be nerve-racking, but there are things you can do to get prepared for when that perfect opportunity comes along. Some useful measures include:

• getting your CV in order and keeping it up to date

• speaking to the Careers Service or your local job centre

The following resources have been created to aid you transition into employment:

CVs & Cover Letters

Job Applications


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