2009-07-23 16:00:57

There are various ways to search for jobs in the United Kingdom: local newspapers, job websites, recruitment agencies, etc.

If you are wondering how to find a job in the United Kingdom, here is some useful information to guide you during your job search...

There are many ways to seek for a job in the UK: speculative applications, Internet, recruiting agencies, temporary work agencies, networking, job ads in the press, there are many possibilities. As far as your CV is concerned, bear in mind that you have to adapt it to the local standards: put forward your professional experience, find equivalents to your degrees or diplomas etc. Write your cover letter along local standards, be clear and concise, put forward your ambition and your motivation in line with the job your are applying to. Don't hesitate to send speculative applications to the companies you are interested in or contact them directly over the phone.  

Media

You can check out job vacancies in classified ads in local newspapers. Some of these are available online. 

  Useful links:

The Guardian jobs.theguardian.com
The Independent ijobs.independent.co.uk
The Telegraph jobs.telegraph.co.uk
Dailymail jobs.dailymail.co.uk

Internet

Job vacancies are also available on multiple general and specialized job websites. You can even register your resume so that employers can contact you more easily. 

  Useful links:

Job Center Plus www.gov.uk
Adecco UK www.adecco.co.uk
Manpower UK candidate.manpower.com
Job serve UK www.jobserve.com

Job fairs

You can also register to career fairs that are frequently organized in the country. Career fairs are the best ways to directly meet recruiters from various economic sectors. Bring your CVs with you and meet the companies you are interested in.

Finally, don't hesitate to visit your local job centre. Apart from providing job listings, they will support you in your job hunt and help you with the administrative procedures (if you are eligible and according to your status in the UK).

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