On this page you will find links to useful sites:
Future Learn have two on-line courses that are free to attend and would help everyone looking for a job.
Skills health check
Government website with a set of skills and aptitude tests that produces a detailed personal report that suggests possible types of jobs and sectors to consider
How to Succeed at: Writing Applications
This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job
Latest course starts on 8 February 2016
How to Succeed at: Interviews
This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.
Latest course starts on 29 February 2016
This site has reviews from people who work there about the pros and cons of working for the company, and also what type of application route led to an interview. More reviews of larger companies, but even some SMEs are covered.
The site publishes monthly updates on what is happening in the local business community which can be useful for identifying targets for speculative applications.
The site includes a host of tools including profiles of jobs with entry requirements and a skills health check.
Overview of further study options, plus a description of what is involved in different jobs by sector.
If you are looking for someone to guide you personally, then www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk may be a useful resource to find a coach.
If you want a different looking CV (although normally a straightforward one will work best) you might try www.behance.net/search?search=Resume