Unemployment and digital inclusion- Did you know?
According to a survey by UK Online Centres and research agency ICM:
- 72% of employers are unlikley to even offer an interview to someone without basic computer and internet skills.
- 25% of job opportunities are now posted solely online
- Recruiters prefer advertising jobs online because it is accessible to more people (58%), cheaper and more effective (56%) and easier (49%).
- Unemployed people who get online could increase their chances of securing a job with an estimated lifetime benefit of over £12,000 for every person moved into employment. If 3.5% of the digitally excluded found a job by getting online it would deliver a net economic benefit of £560 million.
Need some help getting back into work?
It can sometimes be bewildering trying to find useful information when looking for a job online. We have therefore done the hardwork for you and listed some of the best websites we have discovered to help you progress with your job serach:
- Direct gov:Benefits and help when looking for work- A useful guide to what benefits you may be entitled to and links to some additional support JCP may be able to offer you to help secure employment.
- National Careers Service- Provides career advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.
- Graduate prospects- The official graduate careers website includes information on the latest graduate job opportunities, postgraduate courses and work experience placements
- Choosing a career (BBC)- Not sure what career’s right for you? Get advice here on picking the right one and how to go about getting it!
- Princes Trust- Enterprise Programme- Supports unemployed young people aged 18-30 to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them.
- Citizens Advice Bureau- Employment rights