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Finding a job

If employment is your priority, find out more about how to get your dream job.

There are loads of places to look for a job - internet job sites, mobile apps, job centres, employment agencies, shop windows, twitter, company websites, newspapers.

And there can be loads of different ways to apply.

You can:

  • answer an advertisement
  • send a speculative letter
  • make a telephone enquiry.

If you answer an advertisement, you may be asked to:

  • apply in writing
  • complete an application form by post or online
  • telephone for an informal chat
  • send in your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter by post or email.

Whichever you are asked to do, it's important to:

  • be clear and concise
  • give yourself enough time and space to apply
  • know about the job you are applying for
  • be able to explain why you would be right for the job.

You'll find hints and tips in 'looking for jobs and apprenticeships' in the related documents section of this page.