Applying for jobs and going for interviews can be daunting – especially if you've been out of work for a while – but help is on hand.
There are a number of free courses on offer in Thurrock to boost your confidence towards taking that first step. For example:
- Good to be me – boost your confidence is an 6-week course starting in April 2019 to help you improve your communication, assertiveness and stress management skills – run by Thurrock Adult Community College
If you're unemployed and lack the confidence to find work, you can get help and support from our Community Support Employment Officer, who you can contact at Grays Jobcentre Plus.
: 0800 169 0190
Become a volunteer
Volunteering is a great way to boost your confidence, learn new your skills and pick up vital experience that can help you get a job. You check listings of:
- Thurrock Council – volunteering opportunities
- ngage – other volunteering opportunities in Thurrock
- Volunteer Essex – volunteering opportunities in Essex
More help and advice
If you are aged 16 to 19 years-old, or up to 25 years-old with special educational needs, go to pages on career support for young people.
If you are 20 years-old or older, contact the National Careers Service.