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Chris, previous injury prevented work, gained school cleaner role

26 June 2013

National Careers ServiceChris* was referred to the National Careers Service by his local jobcentre for advice on updating his CV. During his first session with the adviser, he explained that he was currently unemployed and wanted to return to the job market.

Chris told the adviser that he had previously worked in construction but a serious accident at work had caused the loss of most of his sight in one eye. The problems with his eye had also caused a condition that prevented him from using a computer. Chris had undertaken some short term cleaning work during the past five years and was now seeking work in construction or in cleaning.

Chris showed the adviser his CV. On reading it the adviser soon realised that it contained a number of spelling and grammatical errors. Unfortunately C did not have an electronic copy of the document and as he could not use a computer the adviser helped Chris update his CV. They also developed an action plan to set goals for future sessions.

The next step was to look at suitable vacancies for Chris. Immediately Chris found a job he was interested in; a cleaning position within a local school. Chris applied and was invited for an interview. A while later he returned to see his adviser with good news; he had been offered the job and had just completed his first shift.

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