Searching for Jobs

Connexions Sandwell

Visit our Live Vacancies Page

Job Centre Plus

  • Jobs for people of all ages and skills are at the  Find A Job service

The Internet

  • You can usually upload your CV and set up ‘job alert’ e-mails
  • Check your e-mail account regularly

Shop Windows/In-Store Adverts/Vacancy Board

  • Many shops, supermarkets and fast-food restaurants advertise jobs in their window or in-store.
  • Newsagents and Post Offices may advertise jobs

Career Fairs/Job Fairs

  • If you see adverts for events such as Connexions Sandwell’s ‘New Year New Start’, try to go along to

Word of Mouth/Asking Employers

Some employers don’t advertise their jobs. They rely on ‘word of mouth’ and speculative applications. You could try visiting a shop or reception and ask if they have any vacancies. Take a copy of your CV with you to leave for the manager. If you plan to do this:

  • Make sure that you dress smartly
  • Be prepared to answer questions about yourself

Using Contacts or Networking

  • Ask friends, neighbours and relatives about jobs where they work
  • Some schools and colleges have links with local employers – ask the careers leader

Trade/Professional Magazines

  • Many trade and professional bodies publish magazines aimed at their specific sector. Examples include the Hairdressers Journal or the Times Educational Supplement. These often carry adverts for jobs.


Papers like the ‘Express and Star’ advertise jobs each week. It also has a  website listing these jobs

Employment and Recruitment Agencies

Professional Bodies and Trade Associations

If you are interested in working in a specific profession or trade, consider looking at their website

Social Media

Speculative Letters



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