Other ideas

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?

Volunteer Uttlesford

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:

Directgov learning for work