IN AN increasingly competitive climate jobseekers often have to go above and beyond to show a willingness to work.
The actions of single mum Lianne Rollitt, whose quest for employment has seen her hit the streets of Sheffield armed with CVs, are a prime example.
Despite a CV packed with experience, the 42-year-old has spent the past four years out-of-work after leaving her job at a local Morrisons supermarket. Lianne worked in a variety of roles - from check-out girl to deli counter assistant - for 10 years before deciding it was time to try something different.
But hopes of walking into more full-time work were soon dashed. Mother-of-one Lianne, of Stannington, has signed up now to The Star’s We Want to Work campaign to show employers just how much she wants that chance.
Her strengths lie in customer service, but she has shown willingness to do any job.
She said: “I’d had all sorts of different jobs before Morrisons but once I got there I really enjoyed it.
“I left to go and do something else, but there are no jobs. Now I would like to be back in a supermarket. I’d do anything.”
We Want to Work gives jobless candidates the chance to pitch themselves to potential employers. So far, two of the people The Star has featured have successfully found work.
As well as conducting job searches at the office of A4E in Sheffield, which delivers the Government’s Work Programme, Lianne often visits areas scanning businesses for employment opportunities.
She said: “I rang about two jobs last week but they’d both gone by the time I called both had gone. I just really want full-time work.”
n Contact A4E on 0114 289 4700 if you are a business with a potential vacancy for Lianne.