It's tough out there for job hunters, there is no doubting that.
Business is full of trepidation as to what the immediate future holds. Some sadly haven't made it, some are thriving, but one thing is a constant and that is the steady news of job cuts that seem to come on an almost daily basis.
At Aspire Jobs we’re doing our absolute best to place as many candidates as we can with new employers, it’s tough for us too as a recruitment agency. Some firms are handling recruitment themselves; they see it as a way to cut cost, but as a result are missing out on the added value that using an agency offers. I’m certain that given some more time things will return to near normal, but for now, like you, we are working hard and weathering the storm.
You may find you have some extra time on your hands and feel that you want to take a positive step at a difficult time. If this is the case, some of the links and information we've included below to people and organisations in our network may be of interest to you. Be sure to mention Aspire Jobs if you get in contact with any of them.
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Health & Wellbeing Support
Learning & Up-skilling Opportunities
We will come through this, keep in touch and let us know if I can help in any way, we're actively working on your behalf. Stay positive, together, we can do it!
Best wishes, Helen.
Getting the support, help, and guidance you need to figure things out to reach your ultimate career goals. Here are some local providers from our network of connections:
Amelia Thorpe – Wellbeing 360 – Mental health matters for business and individuals
If you've got time on your hands, why not fill some of it helping others. There are a wide variety of volunteering opportunities out there, whether working in your local charity shop, delivering shopping for vulnerable people or working in the great outdoors. Have a look and see if anything interests you. Future employers will appreciate the fact that you've put yourself out there...
Do it – search organisations looking for volunteers in your local area.
Community First - Community led and people powered, working across sectors with community members to affect positive change and be a force for good. Hampshire based.
Learning and Up-skilling Opportunities
Online learning is booming at the moment, there has never been such a wide variety of opportunity to learn something now, to up-skill or to refresh. Some are totally free, some require a subscription. Worth checking out if you've got some time and you want to take a proactive approach. Again future employers will respect this.
Udemy – large selection of online business and technical learning courses
Check out Benefits
It's not always so easy to understand what financial support you can get and it could be completely new territory for you, so this handy and easy to use calculator will help if you find yourself in this position.
Entitledto – find out what you are legitimately entitled to easily with this online benefits calculator.
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