nelink.info is the easiest way to find something useful to do, widen your circle of contacts and improve your chances of gaining work. Everything we offer is free, unique to the North East and supported by informnorth and our partners.

You will find the headings to the questions we are most frequently asked below - if you click on something you want more detail about, the panel will move to the answer.

We hope you find nelink useful, but if you think there's something we have missed or an area in which we can improve what we offer, please just get in touch by email (faq@nelink.info) to let us know, and we will do the rest.

I've finished school/college - what do I do now?
How can you help me?
How can I search for help?
Can I personalise the email message?
Will it cost me anything?
I am an adult and not a school leaver - can you still help me?
Is there anywhere else I can go for more help and information?
Read each of the FAQs
Please, tell a friend about us
Link to us online from your own website
Use our logo on your stationery/campaigns and show your support
Share your files with others
We want your feedback

I've finished school/college - what do I do now?
Whatever you want to do next in your life, it's important that you find out everything you can about the options that are available to you. Speaking to as many of the right people as possible will help you to make the right choices for you. This is where exactly nelink can help most - by putting you in touch with many of the very best sources of help and advice that exist, often right on your doorstep.

How can you help me?
We can help you in lots of different ways through our special regional website, so make sure you check out the other areas and in particular, Next Steps, can help you find all the contacts you need in one easy-to-access location, which can save you valuable time and lots of hassle.

We have built the most comprehensive regional directory of its kind and made it free for users to directly access the help and support that exists and have included details of all kinds of organisations, who can help you decide your range of options and narrow down exactly which steps you can take next.

How can I search for help?
You can search for sources of help and advice adding your post code, the area you live, a key word for a topic or even by looking for a particular skill set. You will be presented with a range of organisations that can help and in this way, can search for the things that interest you most. You can then use our simple pop up email tool to contact as many organisations as you like or search for something else.

Can I personalise the email message?
Of course you can - and you should! Use the email message that is brought up as a starting point, but adapt it to ask any particular questions you might have. You can also include more information about yourself and your circumstances and add other documents, such as your CV or portfolio of your work. Use the search results to help you find the very best help to all the answers you need.

Will it cost me anything?
No, this service is provided totally free of charge. Our directory is also free for training companies, education providers and businesses to add their own details, which ensures it's growing all the time. By making this a free service we can help lots of people, whilst also ensuring that as many organisations and support providers as possible continually add and then update their own details. We see this as important in achieving a real win-win.

I am an adult and not a school leaver - can you still help me?
Yes, of course we can! Whether you are in work and looking to make a change, unemployed and looking for information about your options, or considering going back into education or gaining more training, you still need to find out as much as you can about what options you have and what's available to you.

This is exactly where we fit in - by helping you to do some fact finding and research by speaking to the best sources of help and advice. We know that being better informed about the facts and your options enables you to make more of the right choices - by using our search and email facilities you can save time and do everything quickly and from location.

Is there anywhere else I can go for more help and information?
nelink is run by informnorth, which a unique social enterprise business concerned with and based in the north east. We publish and distribute the region's only self development, skills and enterprise magazine, which is freely available. This is supported online through informnorth.com - which receives more that 214,000 site visitors each year and both are invaluable and useful sources of information.

As a social enterprise we help individuals raise their aspirations and help inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to make more informed choices about taking their next steps in life, whatever they may be. You can visit the informnorth website for more details at www.informnorth.com and download a show reel and back issues from our archive as well as taking a look at some of the other projects we have been proud to have completed with many of our clients over the years.

Read each of the FAQs
Please read each of the specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that appear at the bottom of each section of nelink, as these could give you many more ideas and information on each topic area and what you can do to capitalise on your own situation. If there's anything missing please let us know by emailing a short message to faq@nelink.info and we'll try our best to cover it for you.

Please, tell a friend about us
If you find nelink useful then add us to your 'favourites' list and pop back as often as you need to. If you can also help spread the word - in fact tell everybody that you know - about nelink, then we would be grateful, because the more people that know about us and the services we offer, the better.

Link to us online from your own website
Download the small web version of our logo from our resource folder - the words are highlighted at the bottom left of each page.

If you click on the text that is underlined, a folder opens with additional web resources and files in it which you are free to access and use.

We would be grateful if you could let us know when you are using it and you could feature in a future issue of informnorth as a thank you in return.

Use our logo on your stationery/campaigns and show your support
You can download our web and print resolution logos from our special nelink Dropbox public resource folder in just a few quick clicks - the words are highlighted at the bottom left of each page where it says "Click here to access more resources".

This will take you to our special Dropbox folder, where you can access additional resources and files. Download our website and print quality logos - which is saved as nelinklogo.zip file. This contains our logo as a web .png file and 300dpi professional print quality logo, as well as full web instructions for making our logo clickable on your own website.

In the same zip file there is also an nelinklogo.tif file, if you use it on your posters, leaflets, stationery, display materials and marketing campaigns it's the same as using our logo on your website and shows your support for nelink as a social enterprise. Using our logo helps us raise our profile/awareness and if you let us know when you use it, we could feature you in a future issue of informnorth magazine for free, as a thank you in return, so you have nothing to lose by taking advantage of this.

Share your files with others
Our resource folder is a safe way to keep copies of anything that you might want to share with others at a later date. If you have any files or additional resources, images, audio, presentations or documents that you would like to keep in a secure location for others to access quickly and easily, then we can help you do this and we provide this as a FREE service. You can send us any type of file to be added to the resource folder - including Powerpoint presentations, Word documents, pdf files, video show reels, audio, Photoshop, Quark Xpress or Excel files.

It's a really safe way to ensure you can access your files and key presentations and share them with others to view or alter and amend when you are away from the office or work. You can do this just by emailing your file to us at info@nelink.info - and we will do the rest.

Due to file size constraints involved with web hosting, please try to reduce the file size or compress your files wherever possible, but don't worry we have lots of space. Everybody can access the additional resources and files for free, you just need to give them the www.tinyurl.com/nelinkpublic web address. They can also access the folder through nelink by clicking the words that are highlighted at the bottom left of each page where it says "Click here to access more resources".

We want your feedback
nelink is run by a small team, supported by informnorth, which is one of the leading social enterprises in the United Kingdom.

We try to get things right but sometimes errors do occur and we welcome your comments and suggestions, particularly if you think it is something that would improve what we offer.

If we have missed a question that would have helped you then please let us know by emailing a short message to faq@nelink.info and we will add it for you.

<

>

Visit-TalkGraphics Visit-TalkGraphics Visit-TalkGraphics