I had been out of work since leaving school. During that time I had completed a training course and achieved my English Level 2, but despite that I still wasn’t able to find work. I have Asperger’s Syndrome which affects my ability to do certain jobs, so I needed help finding something that would suit my needs – so I contacted the National Careers Service for help.
My adviser took time to help and support me with updating my CV. She talked through different ways of job searching, supported me to get my CV on Indeed, and helped me apply for a job at a local holiday park. We talked about how to prepare in the best way for interviews and she helped me register to attend an open day where I could meet the employer for the vacancy I was interested in and put my new interview skills into practice.
I got the job and I really believe my new CV and the interview preparation is what made the difference. I now work at the holiday park on a part-time basis and I work on a shift pattern, which suits me.
The National Careers Service really made a difference for me – my adviser helped motivate me and believe in myself that I could get the job. And I did!
The National Careers Service provides free, up to date, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market in England to anyone aged 13 and upwards. To speak to a National Careers Service adviser, call 0800 100 900 or use our webchat. Lines are available from: 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday, and 10am – 5pm Saturday