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The support of parents, family and carers is crucial for job seekers to make a successful transition to work. Belief by parents, family and carers that moving into employment is possible, makes a huge difference to increase self-esteem and confidence in people looking for work.

What can you do?

  • Encourage the job seeker to be organised, prepared, neat and tidy and on time for meetings and interviews.
  • Encourage the job seeker to travel independently or with support. Encourage and support the job seeker to attend job club and working on their job search goals.
  • Supporting the job seeker to try new activities, including voluntary work and training.
  • Consider whether any personal contacts you have may be able to offer an opportunity to the job seeker. We can support you with this.