A DETERMINED jobseeker has taken to getting work experience in a bid to secure full-time employment.
For Jason Rush admits to finding the job search process difficult and disheartening during his unemployment.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a two month work placement at the British Heart Foundation Doncaster-based charity shop and a further month’s experience at Home Bargains also in the borough where he stacked shelves and helped the staff with their day-to-day jobs.
But with what he described as limited opportunities, Mr Rush has joined our campaign and enlisted the help of a training adviser at A4E’s Doncaster branch to improve his CV and push forward his quest for employment.
“It is really difficult to find work at the moment,” said Mr Rush, of Scarth Avenue in Balby.
“I must be sending out about 20 job applications a week so it does get disheartening when you don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere.
“It’s frustrating when you send the applications and don’t get anything back in terms of feedback. It would be good to see what I need to work on.
“I want to be back in work because it will help my confidence.
“It has been good working with A4E because they are really helpful, I just really want to be working now.”
Mr Rush has cleaning experience and ideally would like to work in Doncaster doing production operative work.
He added: “I know I’d be really good at that type of work because would be something I would enjoy.
“My strengths include the fact that I’m good at time-keeping and am a team player.”
Since speaking to us about the campaign, Mr Rush was offered a job interview with a leading supermarket.
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