Searching for Jobs

Connexions Sandwell

Job Centre Plus

  • There are jobs for people of all ages and skills. Use the Find A Job service
The Internet

  • Most employers and recruitment agencies advertise their vacancies online. There are many job search websites available.
  • 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.
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
Social Media
Speculative Letters


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