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Last updated on 7/30/18

Searching for jobs on the internet

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I love this part! After working in HR for two years looking for my next job opportunity, I started to get creative with job boards, posting my CV on agency and employer websites. I ended up working as a contractor for Hays Recruiting Experts for four years. To date, I receive emails from their consultants asking if I am available to take on another HR contract!

Job boards are helpful if you’re just starting your job search. You will find a variety of industry sectors, network connections and more.

Post your CV on job boards

Companies and recruiters have access to job board websites and provide a good starting point for your next job hunt and career. They cultivate their image and provide candidates direct access to vacancies, many on an international level. Hays Recruiting is one such organisation, spanning global offices and placing people into permanent and temporary roles.

There are several methods for making the most of job boards:

  • Create an account, browse jobs, shortlist your saved jobs and apply for them later.

  • Upload your CV to the online portals below.

  • Activate an email with your address to gain access to jobs recommended for you and have jobs emailed to you.

  • Choose advanced search when seeking vacancies.

  • Apply directly to organisations of interest to you.

  • Subscribe to newsletters related to your profession for updates related to your career and education.

The following job board websites are available in the UK and include varying sectors. Why not give them a try with your new CV?

Hays - recruiting experts worldwide with global offices. View up-to-date jobs online in any country throughout the world. Popular industry sector job searches within HR, accounting, IT, banking, insurance, finance and many more. They also offer career resources, salary ranges and market intelligence. Determine which job board suits you within the UK. 

Monster – provides salary information and career advice.

Indeed – job listings including job boards, company career sites, and other online sources. Upload your CV and research specific regions, salaries and job trends. Sign up to receive email alerts. Applying with Indeed doesn’t take you to a third party website to complete an application form.

LinkedIn – connects professionals globally. The most widely-used professional social network. Search for jobs, endorse contacts and identify recruiters advertising vacancies.

Reed – allows you to shortlist your saved jobs and apply for them later.

Totaljobs – allows you to elevate your job search.

Jobsite – allows you to search for jobs within a search radius from a location of your choice. Recommends other jobs you may be interested in.

CV Library – UK’s fastest growing job site, featuring recruiters and employers. Browse jobs usiing advanced search options to find roles in all sectors and locations across the UK.

By now your CV is ready to test the market. Go out and network, showcasing your abilities and talents!

Stay informed about the job market

While searching for jobs, be sure to stay updated on the ever-evolving job market. Is there a job out there that you haven't even heard of before? You're likely to miss in your job search!

Don't miss our course on Developing your career plan, which includes an overview of the job market and tips for staying up to date.

Having trouble finding your next professional opportunity online? Don't worry - in the next chapter, we'll create opportunities!

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