Useful Links

  • Barclay’s Life Skills is a fantastic resource for anyone who is thinking about getting back into employment or exploring their options. The site covers lots of different employability modules including:
    • Self-Esteem
    • Growth Mindset
    • Money Management
    • How to prepare for your First Day at Work
    • Interview Preparation
    • CV Builders

Barclay’s life skills also offer a fantastic ‘Wheel of Strengths’ tool where you can pinpoint exactly the skills you have, what to develop and how to do this. It is free to use, all you need to do is provide an email address and create a password.

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  • Prospects is a website which has fantastic free tips around creating CV’s Cover Letters and Interview Preparation. Although primarily focused on people in university these tools can be used by anybody. For those who have done specific training there are also tools to help you discover where your education can take you in terms of employment – options you may not have even thought of before!

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  • National Careers Service is another great resource to help you along all stages of the employment. There is a skills checker where you can take an assessment to see what your skills are, where your aptitudes are and then point you in the direction of strengths and development catered to your personal answers – whilst giving potential career options. They offer support with CV’s, Cover Letters, applications, including graduate schemes. In addition, there’s a great section you can use to get tips on progressing your career if you are already in work.

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  • Dementia UK – Offers Support and advice for those being/who have been diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia and are in Employment.

Available at: Employment and young onset dementia – Dementia UK

  • BBC Bitesize Careers Aimed at School Leavers BBC Bitesize offers great advice for people of any age around finding the right path for you – explores apprenticeships, college, and university, whilst also offering advice around CV’s, Job Applications, and Interviews. In addition, there is information about different career paths, different jobs and what they involve and advice about where your interests might take you.

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  • Are you under 18 and needing advice? C&K Careers would be able to offer you in person advice to help you explore options available to you.

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  • Money Helper is a site dedicated to helping you manage your money; from budgeting, benefits calculators, pensions, home finances, savings and advice of what to do if you have money worries – plus much more!

Available at: Tools and calculators | MoneyHelper