Whether you’re looking to move jobs or return to work, there are lots of options to explore to find work that suits you. While caring you also develop new skills or improve existing ones. These skills are valuable to employers. For example, having difficult conversations, organising daily tasks, or managing budgets.
- If you’re not sure where to start with your job search, follow our seven steps to improve your chances of finding work – from finding out what you’re good at, to writing your CV and onto applying for jobs.
- If you want free expert advice and guidance on job searching, writing CVs, getting back into work, refreshing skills and career progression visit Working Wales (external website).
- Need to update your CV or create a new one? Our CVs and covering letters pages can help.
- Getting back into work can feel like a big step to take. Explore the GOV.UK Returner Toolkit (external website) or identify and develop your skills and gain confidence on Carers Wales (external website).
- If you regularly look after someone, you may be eligible for specific employment support through the Work and Health Programme (external website)
- If you want to refresh your current skills, or maybe try something completely new, Skills for Life (external website can help you find new learning opportunities to improve your chances of finding work.
- You can also search for employers who are accredited as confident in providing support for employees who look after someone. Find out more about the Carer Confident Employers list (external website).
- Some types of work can be more flexible than others. If you’ve explored all support options in your current role but need more help, you could look at different roles to see if they’re more flexible.
- If you want to build your confidence and skills, you can find out how to volunteer in your local community on GOV.UK (external website).