I am 29 years old and BSL deaf living in the North of England. I am leaving my current job as I have taken voluntary redundancy for next month. I am struggling to find a new job – will you help me? So far I’ve been to the local Jobcentre and Remploy. Any other places I can try?
I don’t know enough about you to help. Remember, though, that there are thousands of unemployed people right now, so whatever you do – it won’t be easy.
Your employer should be helping you in your job search as part of your redundancy package. What have they suggested so far?
(I find most employment advice unhelpful, but you have to start somewhere).
Filling in forms and applying for any job won’t work either. Instead, take the opportunity to sit down and think about what you’d like to do next. Talk to as many people as you can about your ideas, and find out what they are doing. It’s worth visiting your local Deaf Club, to see what’s happening there too. Start like this tomorrow and see what emerges!