Have you considered volunteer work? Have you considered setting up your own business? What about taking the opportunity to re-train and learn new skills?
Should I consider volunteering?
Looking for work is supposed to be a full-time occupation in itself, so why consider volunteering? Here are four good reasons:
- It will help to combat the feeling of loneliness
- It shows a prospective employer that you are positive and want to keep busy
- You will gain personal satisfaction from applying your skills
- There is an opportunity to learn new skills.
Where can I find out about local volunteering opportunities?
Would now be a good time to retrain or learn new skills?
Whether you’re looking for a job or looking to get on in your career, improving your skills for work can open up new opportunities. There’s a huge range of courses available. Some are free, and you may qualify for financial help. There’s also plenty of free advice to help you decide: