How to start a search for a job

Most of us need to work in order to make money to pay the bills. If you have found yourself out of work then you may be stumped as to where to start your job search. When looking for a job there are a number of places that you can use to start you search. Some people go to the job centre and either speak to an advisor or many now have online computer systems you can use to find jobs that match your skill / experience level. This can offer you a wide range of jobs but you may not see all available positions especially if you are looking...

Be honest when applying for jobs

When applying for a job you need to be sure that it is what you are looking for. Too many people apply for jobs and then later on decide that they do not really want to go for it. This is a waste of everyone’s time and can cost a company a lot of money having to re-advertise jobs. Sometimes we may have to find a job rather than want to, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to enjoy it. If you are in desperate need of a job then you need to apply for as many as possible. Try and think about what job roles you would like...

Relocating for a job

At times in our career, we may decide that we need a change. If you have your heart set on a particular job role then you can set about applying for positions local to you in that industry. If however you are struggling to find jobs that match what you are looking for local to you then you may need to consider if you would relocate for a position. Relocation could mean moving house to another part of the country or even to another country. Before applying for a position you need to be sure that you would be happy moving nearby. When looking at moving, consider all the moving...

Applying for a job that you are underqualified for

When it comes to filling out job application forms you need to consider if you have all the relevant qualifications and experience that they ask for, but if you don’t you still may be able to apply. It often depends on what job you are going for. Some jobs state that you be qualified to a certain level such as teachers and doctors, those jobs are the ones where you really do need the qualifications they are asking for. Other jobs may state that they would like you to be AAT qualified or have an A level in Chemistry for example. If you feel that you have the relevant experience...

How to find a job that you are going to enjoy

Many of us find ourselves stuck in jobs that we do not enjoy or really take any satisfaction out of. Once you are in a permanent job role, it can often be hard to leave and go in to another job, maybe because the risk of being out of work for a certain time or having to take a wage drop to get the job you want. Some jobs may also require you to do a month in hand, so you may have a month without a wage. You need to try and find out what types of jobs will not only suit your skills and qualifications but also your...