JOBSEEKERS can now receive free expert career coaching thanks to a new community enterprise.
The Pay it Forward Enterprise, based in Coventry, offers career advice, CV and cover letter writing as well as proofreading, interview practice and follow up support, all with a focus on improving the jobseeker’s confidence and mental wellbeing.
Jobseeker Sarah Jooste said: “It was really good to focus our minds on how you can get to the desired outcome of the job search but also the importance of being mentally strong and resilient.”
Their guidance is usually provided through a paid service, but the aim is to help people who have lost their job due to the pandemic.
With over 800,000 people in the UK unemployed due to Covid-19, and the West Midlands hit particularly hard, bosses hope this will throw a lifeline to those who need it most.
The community project is supplying its services free of charge so is calling for corporate sponsors and donations from members of the public to fund the work.