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    You are not alone, at least 3 million people work and have caring responsibilities. If you are studying at college and have caring responsibilities you have already proved that you are very capable - so be proud of yourself. 

    Look at Ajay and Molly's stories on the next 2 tabs and see how they used their caring experience when they applied for jobs.

    However remember you don't have to mention you have caring responsibilities on your application form, CV or at interview.  If you do you may want to write or say something like this:

    • I have good time management skills, I combine looking after my disabled son with successfully studying at college.
    • I am well organised and can manage several responsibilities at a time, for example I successfully studied at college while I cared for my elderly mother.

    At an interview an employer looks for evidence of your skills, you may want to say something like this:

    • I have good organisational skills, I looked after my disabled brother and completed my course.
    • I am good at multi-tasking, I was able to study at college and cared for my father who is blind.