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dontknowwhattodo80 Tue 16-Oct-18 15:07:06


I'm looking to go back to work, ideally part time. There's no rush, so I've got time to prepare.

I just don't know what to do to make myself employable?

My back ground is childcare, predominately nursery work but I'd rather not go back to that if I can avoid it. It is an option though

I gave up nursery work 10 years ago to have my children. I then started a lunch time assistant job at my sons school in 2012. Unfortunately I had to give that up in 2015 when my son needed chemotherapy treatment.

In the last year I've started volunteering, working with families.

Qualifications wise I'm a qualified nursery nurse ( 1997) and I'm currently doing a distance learning level 2 course ( another children based subject ). Happy to do other courses.

Is there anything I could do to make myself look good? IT course?

I've applied for a few jobs and haven't even got to interview stage so feeling a bit down hearted!! sad

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dontknowwhattodo80 Wed 17-Oct-18 06:52:26


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glasshalfsomething Wed 17-Oct-18 06:58:53

What type of jobs have you applied to?

What do you want to do?

dontknowwhattodo80 Wed 17-Oct-18 09:38:53

Hi @glasshalfsomething

I've applied for a couple of admin jobs in schools and a couple of jobs working as a HCA in a hospital

When my children are a little older I'd like to look into nurse training hence the applying for the HCA role.

The admin jobs I applied for as the hours suited and they were along the lines of my background ( childcare)

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dontknowwhattodo80 Wed 17-Oct-18 09:40:36

I'm not in a desperate hurry to find work so can spend time getting myself " work ready", I just wonder if I'm missing something that would be really good to do

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mama26 Sun 21-Oct-18 11:49:48

Hi! I am i same boat as you. Trained in childcare and havent been in work for around 10 years and want to get back into it the workplace but not into childcare. Was thinking of starting a specific group to support this as it is really daunting

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