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The National Careers Service provides information, confidential and impartial advice to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

Skills Health Check is available to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations and help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you.You’ll be able to download your report once you’ve completed at least one assessment.

Also available is an A-Z Job Profile database to help you find out what a job involves and if it will suit you.

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Finding a Job

Finding a Job

CV WRITING, COVERING LETTER & APPLICATION FORMS

A CV is a short list of facts that allows you to show an employer what skills and experience you have. You also need to think about the covering letter you will send when applying for a job.

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INTERVIEW SKILLS

An interview is a discussion between you and a potential employer to allow the employer to find out if you can do the job. You can increase your chances of making a good impression by planning ahead on how you will sell yourself during the interview.

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ONLINE RECRUITMENT

Many employers now only advertise their vacancies on websites and expect you to apply online. The biggest and most widely recognised on-line websites list thousands of jobs covering all types of vacancies in one place.

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RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

There are literally thousands of recruitment and staffing agencies across the UK that will match you to a job if you have the skills that an employer is looking for.

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NEWSPAPERS

The majority of local newspapers have a job advertisement section in them. This can be a useful way of finding jobs near to you with local companies.

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USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FINDING A JOB

For many employers Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become important channels for listing job vacancies and have changed the approach of many employers to recruitment.

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APPRENTICESHIP SERVICE

The Apprenticeship Service offers apprenticeships to anyone over the age of 16 years in a wide range of industries.

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GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT SCHEMES

The Government provide a range of different employment and training schemes to help people of all ages and backgrounds find work.

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PROSPECTS

Prospects offers advice and guidance for graduates who wish to find work. The website has a search engine for graduate jobs and details on companies that have a graduate employee programme.

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