Job Hunting Tips
Over the years more and more employer’s have turned to using the internet to for fill their recruitment needs. This has resulted in most larger companies having their own recruitment websites with lots of information about working there and all their current vacancies. Websites also exist who only list online job adverts from many companies and different or specialist job sectors. These allow you to search many potential employers in your local area quickly.
Some useful sites are listed on this page - job searching - and there are many others findable through your internet search engine.
If you use these sites to look for employment, if there is a job advertised, and it states the employer have a look on the employer’s direct internet site to learn more about the role and company. Many jobs may be advertised on these sites by an Employment Agency and be aware your application will be going to them first to filter before sending the successful applicants to the employer.
Employment Agencies (as mentioned above) also will have local offices in your area, where you can register your details with them to look for work. It’s their jobs to find suitable people for the vacancies that the recruiter has asked them to fill. They can be useful resource in helping find work, especially if you have experience in a specific industry (there may be specialist Employment Agencies for that sector). Depending on the roles you are interested in some agencies will be able to recruit you for a position, forward your information to the recruiter for interview, help improve your CV.
Word of mouth, friends and family
Talking to people in employment around you can be a great way of discovering opportunities in finding work and many people have changed job or found work through recommendation from others. Talk to the people you know about what they do, and if it interests you if they know if there are any current vacancies.
Get out there.
Even though most jobs are advertised online, this is a large cost to many business and many still advertise for free in stores and shop windows. So don’t forget to look about while you’re out in case something interesting catches your eye. If you know a specific area you would like to work in, see what business of that type are near you, pay them a visit and ask if they have any current vacancies. This can work in your favour as they potential employer has a chance to meet and talk to you rather than just a name on a CV.1