Finding a new job

Support that's personal to you

Looking for work can sometimes feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Our Community Skills team offer personal, 121 advice and guidance to support you on your journey, including help with digital skills, mock interviews, confidence building, and a whole lot more! We can help you with everything from finding your first job or changing your current job, to accessing volunteering and work experience opportunities.

There are so many ways you can take that next step, including creating a standout CV, accessing local resources and digital equipment, and exploring volunteering opportunities. We’ll help you to build a personal development plan to help you achieve your goals, whether these are big or small.

Helping you progress

If you’re looking to earn more and progress in your current role or perhaps explore options for career changes then we’re here to help.  You can sign up to one of our courses to help. You develop key skills, and even gain new qualifications.

You can also take a look at the National Careers Service skills toolkit, to find out what free courses are available to you.

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Writing your CV

There are lots of different ways a company can ask you to apply for a role with them - an application form, a test, or a CV. It’s best to have a professional looking, up-to-date CV ready before you start applying for new roles. This way you have something to send to potential employers, which highlights all your skills and achievements.

Our trained advisors can review your CV and even help you print it.


Top tips for a standout CV

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Keep it concise

Make sure your CV is no longer than two pages. Avoid unnecessary repetition and use concise sentences to present your information.

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Name it

Put your name at the top of the document and in the file name. It helps your CV stand out and makes it easier for recruiters to get in touch. 

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Tailor it

You can have a few versions of your CV to send to employers in different sectors, emphasising different skills depending on the industry.

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Keep it simple

Use a clear, plain font such as Calibri, Verdana or Arial and use a straight forward layout. 

Consider volunteering

If you're thinking about work but you're not quite ready, volunteering can be a brilliant place to start. It’s a great way to gain skills and experience, while increasing your confidence and helping you meet people in your community.

You can find new opportunities in your local area, and even search for volunteering on job sites such as Indeed.

Join our Facebook group

Our Facebook group is for all Samphire Homes tenants. It’s a place where you can engage with like-minded people experiencing a similar journey. Look out for top tips on topics like CV writing and creating a positive mindset, as well as information about learning opportunities and much more.