Tips for finding work through online job websites
There are over 700 online jobsites in the UK, so find the ones that best suit your needs. Many of the jobsites allow you to place your CV online so recruiters can find you, you can also register for job alerts so that you will be made aware of any new potential opportunities. To source job boards for the UK try this link.
- When placing your CV online, place as many relevant key words into your CV that you feel recruiters may look for when searching for candidates. This could be job roles, software, certain skills, education etc. This gives you a better chance of being found online.
- Once you have registered your CV online, log onto the jobsite every three to five days so that your CV remains relevant. The reason for this is recruiters can do searches based on time, so if you had not logged in for 9 days and the recruiters were looking for candidates within the last 7 days you would not come up in their search.
- Make sure your details are up to date and you have a relevant post code/address to where you will be nearest looking for work as recruiters can do location searches. If you currently live in Manchester but are moving to London, put a London post code in. If you don’t have one find one from a train station near to where you most likely want to live or if unsure a central London train station.
- Remember your CV's focus should be less specific than if you are writing for a particular job vacancy if you are open to different types of roles. Make sure your CV doesn't specifically target one type of role as this may exclude from being approached for a role you might be interested in. This is different to applying to a role directly where you should list in your CV profile that you are specifically interested in the type of work you are applying for.
Best job websites to help you find work in London & United Kingdom.
Excellent Generalist jobsites (Market a wide variety of jobs/industries): Reed, Monster, Total Jobs, CV Library, Gumtree (adverts only) Secs in the City (more admin specific), Jobsite
Financial Accountancy Jobsites: E-Financial Careers, GAAP, City Jobs
Personnel and HR Jobsites: Personnel Today, Simply HR Jobs
Public Sector Jobsites: Guardian Jobs, Public Sector Careers
Hospitality Jobsites: The Caterer
Retail Jobsites: Retail Choice
Legal Jobsites: Totally Legal
Healthcare Jobsites: NHS Jobs
IT/Engineering: Fish 4 Jobs, Job Serve, Jobsite
Languages: Multilingual Vacancies, Top Language Jobs