BEING unemployed is not something Sharon Shachar is willing to put up with for much longer.
After being made redundant by the hospital a year ago, Sharon, from Coffee Hall, has tried everything to get back into full-time employment, but as yet has had no luck in finding a job.
So last week, the 52-year-old took to the square outside the train station, dressed in a sandwich board adorned with her CV and contact details in a bid to promote herself to potential new employees.
“I was told that a lady in New York tried something similar,” Sharon said. “So I thought it wouldn’t do me any harm in trying it too.
“I didn’t know what else to do. I thought it would improve my chances.
“I’ve had a few calls from agencies since I went out with the board, but I was registered with all of them anyway.”
And Sharon is no stranger to searching for jobs. Her regular trips to the Job Centre have opened her eyes to the truth behind unemployment, and it’s not something she wants to be tarnished with.
She said: “Going to the Job Centre, you can see the people that clearly want to work and are there for the help in getting back on their feet.
“And then there are the people that are there for the allowance, who aren’t interested in working even in the slightest.
“I really want to get back into work and I’m trying everything – I’m getting bored of my own company!”
And Sharon said she is willing to take any full-time position, and is even taking part in further training in a bid to improve her chances.
She said: “I’m hard working, I’ve got a good personality, and I suppose you could say I’m quite original too!”
If you’d be interested in offering Sharon the chance of work, email her at email@example.com