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At TPO Bridge, we do more than just offering work placements to help people find work. Often, those who come to us just need a little guidance to refine the ways they market themselves to potential employers. 

This was true for HR Professional Rakhi, who had spent 2020 looking for a new job. She had completed 12 interviews, however she had not yet been successful in getting an offer. 

“I needed to have a supportive chat with someone, to refocus my mind and to reassure me that I was doing the right thing,” she says. “Mariann [TPO’s Employment Officer] provided support on the phone; she was excellent. She helped me focus on the most important part of the questions, what the organisations wanted from me and what I needed to do to ensure that I was the best candidate for the role.” We scheduled appointments just before Rakhi’s new interviews took place so that our advice was fresh in her mind when it came to preparing for them. 

Thankfully, Rakhi was offered a new position within a couple of weeks. Now, she is enjoying her new job and is excited about her future. “The first two weeks have flown by. I work with lovely people, a great team. It’s always good when the CEO tells you he was very impressed with you at the interview and that you blend in well with the spirit of the organisation.” 

Looking back at her time with TPO, she urges others to get involved too. “Please do not be ashamed of accessing help,” Rakhi says. “I work in HR and know a lot about interview techniques and what recruiters are looking for but hearing someone else say it always feels better.” 

If you, or anyone you know, may benefit from the services we provide to get back into work, do not hesitate to get in touch. Just text the word ‘SUPPORT’ to 07881 279970 to get the ball rolling on your next career move. 

The pandemic doesn’t mean support is cancelled. It means we will adapt and support you in ways that are as safe and as flexible as possible. 

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