Where to look for jobs
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When it comes to job hunting, the wider your search, the more chance you'll have of finding your ideal job.
There’s a wide range of online resources ranging from national UK job site portals to more specialist sector specific job sites. By registering on Jobsite you will not only have immediate access to job vacancies in England, but you also have the opportunity to use your CV to promote yourself directly to potential employers.
Have you thought about registering with a recruitment agency to help boost your job search? How about using social media to enhance your career prospects?
Don’t forget the more traditional methods too. Remember that not all jobs are advertised and many are filled by word of mouth or direct approaches. Networking is a great way of getting your name out there and finding out more about a particular career.
Where to start
If you are just starting your job search and aren’t sure where to start, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)website has a lot of resources. Although targeted at recent graduates, this website has some good advice – neatly summarized into 10 tips for anybody looking for a job.
Choosing a recruitment agency
Thinking about registering with a recruitment agency? Read the Recruitment agencies article, by Prospects. Although aimed at graduates, this article provides a useful overview of the pros and cons of working with an agency and how to choose the right agency for you.
My world of work
The My world of work website, provided by Skills Development Scotland, has some great blog posts and videos on how to get a job ranging from techniques inspired by Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory to practical advice on networking and how to stay motivated during your job hunt. This site really makes good use of short videos which are both informative and interesting.
Using social media
If you are used to posting and tweeting in your personal life, how about using social media in your professional life too? The using social media in your job search article provides a straightforward introduction to job hunting using social media, with some sound advice on keeping your personal and professional accounts separate.
UK National Careers Service
The UK’s National Careers Service website is packed full of information on job hunting which is broken down into easy to read sections including job seeking on the internet, advertised vacancies and networking. There’s also a list of useful FAQ’s about signing up to recruitment agencies. We like the dedicated job hunting forum where you can ask for advice from the National Careers Service advisors and members of the public.
Links to search vacanciesCharityJob
College of Policing
NHS health careers - career planning
Fire service recruitment
Luton Council careers