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Smart Works ~ Reading

Our free service is currently being delivered remotely either through a video link or telephone call. It’s the same hour-long, tailored 1-2-1 session with one of HR professional volunteers. We’re still providing free interview clothes that are especially selected to meet the client’s requirements. These are posted from our London office direct to clients’ homes. 

We’ve been working on materials, including guides and videos, to help clients adapt to video or phone interviews and to support them while they are job hunting during lockdown. 

We are planning a phased re-opening of our offices from next month – please keep an eye on our social media and website for more info. ~ 13/08/2020

Smart Works ~ Reading branch opened in October 2015 this charity provides high quality work appropriate outfits, styling advice and interview coaching. See website for more information.

Who to contact

0118 9594245

Where to go

Smart Works
London Street

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