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Whether you’re looking for your first job or wanting to change career, there are a number of things you can do that can help you make the best decision.

Firstly, get to know yourself – your strengths, values, interests and ambitions. Next, do your research on your chosen job – make sure you know as much as you can about what the job’s really like and if it’s the right job for you.

Finally, get some advice from a professional – there might be other options or funding schemes open to you that you didn’t know about. And it always helps to have someone impartial as a sounding board to check if you’re doing the right thing.

Our guides below can help you to change or choose a career. There’s advice for you if you’ve just started to think about making a change or if you’re looking for some last minute checks before you take the leap.

Get employment advice here

Click on the links below to be directed to our recommended service advisors

Do you need help with your career plans?

Do you need to find out about your rights at work?

Are you unemployed and looking for a job?

  • Visit the Job Centre Plus Click here
  • Visit Barking and Dagenham’s Recruitment page and job shop Click Here

Are you looking for an apprenticeship?

  • The government have some useful information Click Here

Commonly asked questions about employment

Local organisations that can help you with your employment issues are: