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Free careers advice for those who need it

Careers advice and support with finding a new job or training is on offer from Derbyshire County Council.

Anyone who is aged over 19, or anyone who is 18 and not working or in education, can ask for free advice on:

  • Training courses – including how to get funding.
  • Career planning - including help to understand the current labour market, identifying skills, looking at new career paths and routes into employment
  • How to write a CV or update an existing one
  • How to write covering letters that will gain the attention of prospective employers
  • Helpful tips on finding new employment such as making the most of 'Find a Job', using social media and exploring the hidden labour market
  • Guidance on how to write an application form and relating it to a possible interview

Appointments are either offered on the phone, or by video call. Advice is also available by email or text.

Councillor Alex Dale, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People, said: “We can offer advice to those who may have been affected by the changes to the economy due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“If you have been made redundant and need help then please get in touch and our friendly and knowledgeable team can help you with your CV, offer advice on training, or suggest a change of career

“There is government funding earmarked for training and job creation, and our team of career coaches can help you to find out more.”

The team can also offer advice on interview skills, including video interviews and advice on volunteering and work experience opportunities on offer across the county.

To find out more, visit the council’s website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/careersservice


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