When Elika was made redundant from her job at a warehouse, things looked bleak. Unable to pay her rent, she was kicked out by her landlord and ended up sleeping at friend’s houses and living out of her car.
Elika signed on for Job Seeker’s Allowance to tide her over and set about looking for more work. As anyone currently job hunting knows, it’s a tough market and Elika experienced her fair share of rejections, despite sending out hundreds of CVs. But she eventually landed a role in a bank and is hoping to go on to further study. Here Elika shares the job hunting tips which worked for her.
The Mix supports under 25s in the UK with anything from sex and drugs, to mental health and housing.
For more information and support:
– Visit http://www.themix.org.uk
– Call our free helpline on 0800 808 4994, 11am – 11pm
– Speak to our team via our group chats, one-to-one webchats, or discussion boards: http://www.themix.org.uk/get-support
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