Finding a new job, whether you’re out looking for the first time in your life or with decades of experience behind you, can be really tough. It can be easy to despair and feel as though there’s no end to the struggle. In Ireland, though, you have plenty of options for free job support that will help you get on your feet and out into the world of work. Today, we’re going to look at some of these services and how they can help you.
Let’s get started.
To start with, JobsIreland.ie is without doubt one of the best general services for helping you find a job in Ireland. It is the official public employment service of the Department of Social Protection, and starting out with government services is always your best bet in this area. There are many different kinds of support you’ll receive from this service, including all kinds of expert advice, giving you tips on perfecting your CV and on making the best use of available job search engines.
Intreo is another service in Ireland that can very often make the difference between finding a well suited job and settling for something less than ideal. Intreo is another government service which can support you at all stages of the job hunting process. They can also support the development of your CV, they can aid in gaining work experience and training, and even improving your skills through education.
Intreo can support you at any stage of your career—whether you’re looking for a new job after years without having to, or you’re out in the job market for the first time, there will be an element of their support service that you can make use of.
- EmployAbility Service
Looking for work can be hard in ideal situations, and it can be made much harder by adverse health conditions, disabilities, or illnesses. Ireland’s EmployAbility service is there to support people who may struggle to get work due to their physical condition. It’s a great way to get yourself out there no matter what your personal needs might be.
- Work Placement Experience Programme
Experience can be one of the toughest parts of finding a job. Many employers will not want to hear from you without experience. That’s why the Work Experience Placement Programme was set up in Ireland, to help jobseekers aged 18 to 65 gain experience for the workplace. To qualify for this service you must have been on certain social protection payments as well as having been out of work for at least six months.
Whatever the position you may be in, then, there’s a service out there to help you. Job hunting can be incredibly draining and time consuming, but ultimately your best shot at the end of the tunnel is perseverance and persistence. But you also don’t have to go it alone—these services will give you the head start you need and put you in the right place to find a great job.