Where are jobs advertised?
Increase your chances of success by using a variety of vacancy sources and job-hunting methods, such as newspaper advertisements and jobcentres. If you cast your net wide you will have more chance of finding something!
Newspapers – local and national
You can find jobs advertised in a wide range of publications from national daily papers such as The Times and The Guardian, to local and regional daily or weekly papers such as:
The Cornish Guardian
The Western Morning News
The Newquay and St Austell Voice.
There are regional and national jobs-only papers. Ask your local newsagent to find out which ones are available in your area.
Most jobs are advertised on the internet.
Job Listing websites
There are lots of websites which are dedicated to advertising jobs, such as Universal Jobmatch, Monster, Totaljobs, Jobsite and indeed.
You can also search for regional newspaper advertised jobs on Cornwall Jobs Online
Register or simply search the DWP job listings site, to find jobs that suit you. Once you have registered, you can save your job searches to regularly check on new listings relevant to you, apply for jobs, write your cover letter, upload your CV and receive messages from employers.
A lot of companies will also advertise vacancies on their own website, or will use social media to let people know that they are recruiting.
It is therefore worth following companies who you would like to work for on Twitter and Facebook, and also keeping an eye on their website for vacancies.
**It is worth noting that if you apply for a job, the employer is more than likely to check out your social media profiles to try to find out more about you.
It is therefore important to bear this in mind and to manage your online reputation carefully when you are active on Facebook, Twitter etc and make sure that all pictures, comments etc which are featured on your profile are ones which you would be happy to have a prospective employer looking at.
If in doubt, make sure your privacy settings are set up so that only people you know can see your profile, and stop and think before you send a tweet or post a comment.
Professional or specialist magazines
Jobs are also advertised in journals or trade magazines for your area of work, such as food and drink, catering, retail and accountancy magazines. Subscription is often free if you’re already in the industry. Large newsagents and libraries also stock these.
National Careers Service offices
National Careers Service offices advertise vacancies with local employers. These may be immediate vacancies or training vacancies, such as Apprenticeships. Even if they don’t hold any actual vacancies, it’s likely they’ll be in touch with local businesses so they might have the inside track on whose expanding or recruiting. You can find out where your nearest office is and make an appointment by calling the National Careers Service Advice Line
Tel 0800 100 900