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Getting Started - Where to look?
« on: May 07, 2003, 10:12:07 PM »
I've found that the Internet is a great place to get started when looking for a job. I've compiled a list of sites I found helpful while looking.


www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk - Government run agency. They're very helpful with finding a job.


www.rec.uk.com - Most agencies have a little REC symbol meaning they belong to this confederation. This site is fantastic, helps you find agencies and even states your legal rights when using an agency. Very important to know!


www.secsinthecity.co.uk - Well, I just put this in because the name is funny. It's an admin based agency in London.


fish4.co.uk/jobs/index.html - I really liked this site. It was helpful in finding me agencies in my area.


www.monster.co.uk - If you can afford it, I totally recommend signing up for the Premium account. It comes with a lot of information in finding the right job for you as well as tips and aid in interviewing, cv's and such. Plus, I found more agencies contacted me after I had got the Premium account.


And the last: www.yell.co.uk - The Yellow Pages. Just put in employment agencies. It'll come up all the agencies in your area. Most of them have websites included with the information. I printed out all the names, phoned and signed up with them all. Best way to get a job: put yourself out there.
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2003, 11:24:16 AM »
Ashley,

Hope you do not mind but this site is good for people living in Kent.

http://www.jobsinkent.com

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2003, 01:23:34 PM »
That's great MoiNovelle, I'm happy for everyone to put in what helps.  :)
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2003, 06:27:11 PM »
www.londonjobs.co.uk (general)
www.reed.co.uk (general)
www.jobsincharity.org.uk (charity/social services)
www.jobs.ac.org.uk  (academic/museum)
www.guardianunlimited.co.ul (The Guardian newspaper)

Most recruiters have their own web sites i've noticed so if you see an add using a recruiter usually you can find their site and see what other jobs they have

For those dealing with recruiters may I also suggest www.agencypolice.com it's for people relating their experiences with various recruitment agencies etc

(Note from Ashley: Excellent links! Thanks!)
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2003, 05:29:58 AM »

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2004, 11:29:06 AM »
Just wanted to share another good place to check for jobs! Before we moved down here to Hampshire,  I found job listings on our new local council website! Many of them seem to have online application facilities (acrobat or pdf file downloads) or at least email addresses or phone numbers for real live people you can talk to about the job listing- it is really nice to be able to speak to someone and ask questions, etc. I guess it would depend on the type of job you're looking for, but I found they had all ranges of vacancies. I was happy to see that they would have reimbursed me for my travel and lodging expenses for the interview if I had needed it, too.

I'm was really thrilled when I got lucky with the one I applied for!

Hope this is helpful to someone!
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2004, 03:03:54 PM »
I think one of the biggest UK Job sites is www.jobserve.com and for IT professionals a good site to check is www.theitjobboard.com

I hope this helps you all

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2004, 08:18:19 AM »
the other place that is fantastic is http://www.jobsgopublic.co.uk  It is for jobs in the public sector, so local authorties, gov't agencies, even museums.  It is throughout the country.
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2004, 10:23:02 PM »
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I'm not sure if you've found it yet, but the Times publishes a higher education newspaper called THES (Times Higher Education Supplement) that you can get at http://www.thes.co.uk. Some parts of it are subscription only, but you can at least look at the jobs and some of the articles. Also, the Guardian publishes an education section at http://education.guardian.co.uk. They give good information about higher education in general.

Finally, I've been told that the best jobs site is http://jobs.ac.uk. There seem to be lots of jobs on there, so when you get ready to look, there's the spot. Let me know what you find, as I'm always interested to learn more too!

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Thought this would fit very nicely here.
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2004, 03:45:01 PM »
This legal link is kindly provided by Elle:

http://www.totallylegal.com

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2004, 10:54:40 AM »
ok. since i'm up to my eyeballs in this, i'm going to post some:

www.totaljobs.co.uk
www.stopgap.co.uk (has contract, freelance and perm positions)
www.simplysalesandmarketing.co.uk
www.fish4.co.uk
www.jobs2find.co.uk
www.jobsite.co.uk
www.cityjobs.com

hope those help!


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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2004, 08:56:46 PM »
For anyone in the media, film and television sector, here are a few sites I used while looking for my present gig.

I just got employed TODAY and thought I would pass on the knowledge. In order of importance and relevence (some are repeat mentions):

www.mandy.com - worldwide production jobs/reference. A star among media job search sites. Where I got most of my interviews and my new job.
www.shootingpeople.org - leading indie reference. Pay for all its benefits. Does have free email digests with job listings. Awesome.
www.jobsunlimited.co.uk - The Guardian. New media jobs every Saturday.
www.awn.com - Animation World Network has worldwide job listings.
www.productionbase.co.uk - I really wanted to join this but it costs money. Great resource for freelancers(www.media-match.com is the US equivalent).
www.gumtree.com - Antipodean website with job listings.
www.talentcircle.co.uk - lots of acting and lo-no stuff. Good weekly email.
london.craigslist.org - ye olde stand by. I think there are more adds for porn actors here but someday it'll catch on!
www.film-tv.co.uk

Already mentioned but with media sectors:
www.totaljobs.co.uk - I really like this site. Great job email.
www.jobsite.co.uk - Lots of repeat ads that you will see on every site. All agencies.
www.monster.co.uk

Good luck with your searches!
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2005, 03:04:33 PM »
For Jobs in the Educations sector:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2005, 02:43:51 PM »
If you're looking for good publishing/printing media jobs, one of the best sites I've found is www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk Tonnes of jobs for editing, journalism and the like!

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2005, 10:37:09 AM »
I recommend Hays:  http://www.hays.com/

I have an interview with them tomorrow morning and most likely I will start work as soon as Monday next week!!! I'm so happy :)
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