Job Hunting After Rehab

Job hunting can be a daunting task for anyone at any time, but for those in recovery and post-rehab, this can be difficult and incredibly hard. In today’s society, stigmas that are attached to those post rehab can become increasingly influential in the working world, making it harder to find the right opportunity for you.

Obstacles are thrown at everyone throughout life. For those in the incredibly important post rehab stages, they may face issues of gaps in employment, the possibility of criminal records, or employers may even discriminate against those in recovery from addictions.

Don’t let these obstacles stop you!

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Top Tips for Job Hunting in Recovery

We have put together some top tips on how to approach the world of job-hunting post rehab:

  • Update Your CV – Ensuring you have the most up-to-date information on your CV can reduce any gaps in employment and highlight your skills.
  • Self-Assess Your Skills, Strengths, and Weaknesses – Look back and ask yourself what you enjoyed in previous jobs, what were you good at, or what were the things you disliked, and why?
  • Be Picky With Options – Set yourself goals based on your self-assessment and be picky about the jobs you apply for based on those goals.
  • Read, Read, Read! – Make sure that before you apply for anything you have read the job description and person specifications thoroughly to ensure you can fulfil the role and it fulfils your aspirations.
  • Connect with Others – Connect with peers in recovery and see if they know anywhere that might have an opportunity for you.

How a Job Can Benefit You

Finding the right job post rehab can give you a sense of purpose and give you motivation during your recovery journey. This is a huge benefit and can help you continuously prioritise recovery above other things in life.

Other benefits can come from engaging with your co-workers, offering to help them on their projects, and making a good first impression. Show who you are and why you have been accepted into the job role.

Remember that when you find and accept a job, it is on you to dress well, show your skills and deliver on your promise to the employer.

New Leaf Recovery Can Guide You Through

Although New Leaf Recovery Project are not able to direct you to job opportunities, we can guide you through the process of recovery and point you in the right direction when looking to start entering the world of employment once again.

Contact us today for more information on our recovery programmes and how we can help support you and your loved ones.