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Discover the various job hunting methods you can use to find work, and which ones are likely to be most effective for the roles you are looking for. To browse current job opportunities visit this page.

If you are looking for part time work for during your studies, please see our for tips and vacancies.

Job hunting takes time and effort. We understand. Our recommendation is to plan and research your approach to make the most of your time. Planning, where you set specific tasks at set times, will help to keep you on track and can reduce getting distracted. Each industry recruits in a different way, so before you start jobhunting, find out what the best methods are for the roles you are interested in. You can do this by:

  • See the advice in our industry guides, and the job profiles on Prospects. They will list any recommended vacancy sites for your area of interest. Sign up for alerts and check back regularly for the latest roles.
  • Ask people working in industry how they recruit. This could be at a careers event, asking a contact on LinkedIn, or talking to a mentor. You might hear about jobs before they get advertised! If there are specific employers that you would like to apply to, check their websites regularly for their latest vacancy information.

We would also suggest that making fewer, more specific and well researched applications, is better than sending out lots of applications that you put less effort into. Remember, when job hunting take regular breaks, keep a record of everything you apply to, and be prepared to not get a response from every role you apply to.

Speculative applications: Up to 60% of jobs never get advertised. Contacting employers directly to ask about work opportunities can be an effective method of getting work. Success levels are even greater is you have already built-up contact with the organisation through networking. Read this guide to speculative applications to help you through the process.

As well as looking for work, use your time job hunting as a learning experience. Job descriptions (JDs) will tell you exactly what skills employer are looking for. Consider the skills requirements in JDs for roles you are interested in. Identify if there are any that you need to gain more experience of, so you have an example to demonstrate you can use that skill on an application form or at interview. See our top 10 employer skills guide for advice on the different ways to develop a skill and the work experience page for opportunities to do so.  



Our Getting into guides explain the how to find work in the industry you are interested in.


If you are not finding the jobs you are interested in aren't getting a response from recruiters, book an appointment with us. 

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Have a look at our jobs board to see what roles you may be interested in or have perhaps never even heard of.


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