Part 33 of our job searching tips. (Other options)
DO AN INTERNSHIP.
Although not for everyone doing, an internship can be a great way of learning new skills and changing career fields. Don’t be put off by age, no all interns are school leavers or graduates, many companies will appreciate experience.
Don’t allow yourself to become slave labour, of course, but do get the most training out of it that you can. Also, spend your time networking with people in the office.
Have a look at the Government’s Graduate Talent Pool website for opportunities, or think about contacting companies directly to see if they have opportunities.
It might seem unproductive, or even a step backwards if you’ve been in employment for some time, but it could be the crucial step to getting paid employment – it’s a foot in the door!