Where else to search for job opportunities
Once you’ve covered traditional job-boards like TotalJobs, CVLibrary and Indeed you may also want to explore other sources of vacancies to apply to. Whilst it may seem time-consuming, using online searches to seek out harder to find employment opportunities could increase your chances of finding work sooner or spotting that perfect advert that’s ideal for your skills.
Here’s a couple of other sources of job openings you may not have considered…
Find A Job
If you’re looking for part-time or full-time work in England, Scotland and Wales, the Department for Work and Pensions have set up the Find A Job website to list details of vacancies in your area during COVID-19. You can upload your CV and search for temporary or permanent vacancies in your chosen sector and apply directly with the companies themselves.
Direct Employer Websites
Don’t forget that most companies will advertise through their own website if they have the facility to do so before they pay to advertise elsewhere. If there is a large employer in your area, a company you’ve always wanted to work for or are in a certain location that would be ideal for your situation, search online to find website and check to see if they’re currently hiring. If not, many will be happy to receive a copy of your CV by email and keep it on file for next time a job comes up.
Increasingly social networking is proving to be an exceptional source of new job opportunities. Many companies will now advertise their jobs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can find out about upcoming vacancies by ‘following’ or ‘liking’ their business pages, and many have separate accounts to advertise their career opportunities.
For more experience or senior candidates, LinkedIn is a free business networking site where you can create an online profile of your accomplishments and connect with like-minded individuals. They have a Jobs Search section where targeted vacancies are advertised, as well as groups for alumni, associations or members with similar skills, qualifications or interests. You can also set your preferences to allow recruiters and prospective employers to approach you about potential job opportunities.