Helping the jobless to find work
LIANE CVETANOVIC isn't the only person in Plymouth desperate for a job – and if you're in a similar position we'd like to hear from you.
Liane is one of six job-seekers The Herald is following as part of our Get Hired campaign.
Launched eight weeks ago, the initiative aims to help out-of-work people find a paid post by highlighting their plight.
We're following a hopeful half dozen at any one time – as one finds a career another unemployed person is followed on their journey to a job.
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The current batch includes Marc Du feu, who has been trying to secure a job by "cold calling" employers.
The 37-year-old, from Stonehouse, has been out of work for nearly eight months and desperately wants a new job.
Looking for any sort of occupation, he is keen on a driving job – and doesn't really want to go back to his previous work in the care sector.
Stella Murray, aged 59, from North Prospect, has had her confidence boosted by visits to a careers adviser who looked at her CV and told her that she was eminently qualified to find employment.
She is continuing with a computer course and planning to enrol in an English literature course at City College Plymouth, this month.
Keira Robinson, aged 18, from South Brent, is due to start a two-year forensic science course at City College Plymouth's Goschen Centre this month.
She has just completed a 12-week Prince's Trust programme, arranged via City College Plymouth, which has seen her take part in activities designed to boost her confidence, including a kayaking team-building exercise.
Michael Connors, aged 24, from Keyham, is hoping that the Skills for Care course he attended at Working Links will lead to a job.
He has also been doing unpaid, part-time work at the city's large Debenhams department store.
Meanwhile, 27-year-old James Ranger, from Tamerton Foliot, is also planning to become self-employed and is awaiting the outcome of a micro-grant application needed for him to set up a mobile phone repair venture.
Can you help any of our Get Hired job-seekers? We'd like to hear from employers. Or are you unemployed and want to feature in the campaign? Please get in touch. Ring William Telford on 01752 765529 or email email@example.com