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Trouble getting/maintaining a job

BeckaBee73BeckaBee73 Posts: 2Member Listener
edited May 2018 in Employment
Hi everyone. Has anyone else had trouble getting a job and maintaining that position even if your a bit slow learning?  I have been out of work since last June, jumping from temp work to contract work to temp work. I have had so many interviews now but the last three jobs I have had, said that They didn’t think i could learn the technical stuff quick enough! Confidence is now at an all time low. I just want to work, I love working. Any advice etc would be great.


  • steve51steve51 Posts: 6,165Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @BeckaBee73

    Welcome to our online community/family.

    Yes I can hopefully help/support you with this!!!!

    Please please let me know how you feel ?????
  • JennysDadJennysDad Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Just saying Hi @BeckaBee73 and welcome to the community. Good to 'meet you' today :smile:
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Posts: 2,903Member Disability Gamechanger
    Look at your CV. Are you selling yoursef? Do you have a good work record? Do you have gaps in employment? Have you checked your references? If you can, look at the latest free courses usually run by local council or colleges or job centres. Some specialise in getting you work ready. Others may be relevent to the type of work you want. If you are not working, try volunteering in something you enjoy. Its very rewarding and good experience on your CV. Adult learning and careers advisors is for all ages now. So dont be shy, make an appointment. 
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,732Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @BeckaBee73
    Have you looked at the Support to Work program?
    Our experienced advisors can support you with:
    • employability skills
    • CV guidance
    • interview techniques
    Senior online community officer
  • BeckaBee73BeckaBee73 Posts: 2Member Listener
    Thanks all for your comments.  Luckily I have been placed in a temp to perm role but it isn’t exactly what I was looking for. I wondered if It was just getting a bit too much and the job I have on Monday will be a lot less stress and effort. I will definitely look at the support to work option though, thank you
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