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Employment

Finding employment can be a job within itself. You may not find a job overnight but if you persevere and use a combination of job searching techniques you will be well on your way to securing a position.


How can we support?

  • CV Writing
  • Application forms
  • Cover letter
  • Interview techniques
  • Researching vacancies
  • Exploring LMI

How to find employment?

Finding employment can be a job within itself. You may not find a job overnight but if you persevere and use a combination of job searching techniques you will be well on your way to securing a position.

Online

There are many searchable websites with vacancy and training information. Searching online can allow you to quickly explore and compare vacancies and access the most up-to-date information. Further to this you can often submit an application online, which makes the whole process easier and quicker.

Check the college job shop. This website is kept up to date and also includes information, advice and guidance about careers and job searching.

Remember to check out voluntary organisation websites as well. Voluntary work can lead to a paid job and is a very good way of developing your experience. It also looks positive on your CV and applications.

You can also look on the websites of professional bodies and institutes related to the field you want to work in.

You can quickly explore many websites with vacancy and training information. The main website for vacancies in the UK is gov.uk/jobsearch . yell.com is an excellent starting point to find specific companies, alternatively you can look directly on the websites of professional bodies and institutes related to the field you want to work in.

Locally

The Chad and The Nottingham Evening Post advertise local jobs, and you should also read the news stories where you could discover information about new companies moving into the area who may be looking to recruit staff. There may also be information about companies who may be expanding and possibly opening more premises who will need additional staff.

Word of mouth

Remember to keep reminding friends and relatives that you are keen to get employment. Explain what sort of thing you are looking for, what skills and experience you have, and when you are able to work.

If you are given any job leads remember to get full details of the company name and address, who to contact, and the sort of work they do.

Agencies

You could consider registering with several agencies. There are specialist agencies that will work for you to find appropriate vacancies and there are agencies that are useful if you are looking for temporary part time employment and want to keep your options open. However, remember working through some agencies requires you to be very flexible and often does not provide any real job security.


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Contact the team today

If you need any further help or advice, please contact the careers and employability team.

Call now on 01623 413325

Available weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm (4pm on Friday).

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