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Skills and Labour Market

Tools and Tips for Finding, Applying and Interviewing for Job Roles

Where do I look for job vacancies?

Struggling with your CV?

Stuck for what to include in a covering letter?

Got an interview?

Been told you have an assessment during your interview?

No Recent Experience to Include on your CV?

Employers like to see that you have experience on your CV, but this does not have to be paid employment

Volunteering opportunities in Southend and Essex can be found through SAVS (Southend Associate of Voluntary Services):

Volunteer Essex allows you to search for volunteering opportunities in your area: If you are under 18, remember to check ‘Suitable for under 18s’ in refine search options.

Why not organise your own work experience?

Aged 18-25 years old? Consider the International Citizen Service (ICS) for overseas volunteering opportunities:

Interested in social action? Aged between 10-20 years old? Visit #iwill for activities that may be of interest to you:

Under 18?  Some of these options may also be available to you

Aged 15-17 years old? Consider the National Citizen Service (NCS) to help build skills for life and work, meet new people and embark on exhilarating challenges:

Does your school offer Duke of Edinburgh Awards? Many employers look for this on CV as it shows many employability skills:

Does your school offer Young Enterprise? It’s a great opportunity to learn how to set up and run your own enterprise: