Job search

Before you start looking for a job, you need to think about the type of work you are hoping to find. Think about broad job areas, rather than specific job titles: for example, "childcare" rather than "playcare assistant" or "business administration" rather than "office assistant". This should help you to find more jobs to apply for, as employers often use different titles for similar jobs.

If you need help thinking about your career aims, visit the you and your career and career action plan pages on this website before you start your job search.

Even if you want a full-time and permanent job, do look at temporary or part-time jobs too. This could give you experience, is good for your CV, and can help you to make contacts and find out about other jobs. Temporary jobs can also become permanent.

Last updated 13 November, 2014