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Advice for jobseekers


Advice and tips on how to write a CV, including where to start, how far back you go and classic...
If you are looking to refresh your skills or learn new ones we have some help and advice on where...
Useful resources and advice if you have been made redundant or are at risk of redundancy, including how Universal Credit...

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If you have been made redundant, you may be eligible for financial support. Universal Credit and other benefits could help...
This page lists some of the national recruitment exercises that DWP are aware of. There are currently vacancies in a...
Advice and tips on how to crack an interview, including remote interviews, presentations and how to tackle tricky questions.

Creative skills are highly transferable and there are many industries outside the creative sectors which would benefit from the exchange...
If you have a disability or health condition, you might worry about looking for jobs or what you might find...
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Volunteering is a rewarding way of helping others, working on worthwhile projects and meeting new people. It’s also a great...

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What does being furloughed mean for you? If you’ve been put on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus, you might...
Advice to prison leavers looking to find a job
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Finding yourself slipping out of the job search routine? Here are five ways to stay focused and on track: 1....
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DWP’s Steve McCall offers tips on how to get work-ready, whether it’s to support the national effort or prepare for...
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When applying for a job, each job application needs a CV and cover letter. A work coach from Jobcentre Plus...
It’s a tough time for everyone right now, so it’s even more important to look after your mental health. You...
Norman is a former resident of HMP Brixton. Now back in the community, he reflects on how challenging situations force...
Money worries can quickly mount up when you’ve lost your job. The good news is there’s lots of support available....
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Thinking about returning to work after taking time off work to be with your family? Returning to work can be...
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Take a mid-life MOT If you are considering a change in career or want to understand your finances, the mid-life...
There are many different types of job application forms but often employers will use a ‘competency based’ form to help...
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What do employers actually mean when they seek a determined, positive, confident individual? An explanation of what employers might mean...
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Help keep the country running by going to work, while staying safe. Just remember to follow social distancing advice: Keep...