Job hunting can be a daunting and challenging process which is why we’re here to provide some tips to help with your next job search.

Job Boards

  • The main job boards to explore – ReedCV LibraryIndeedTotaljobs, Monster Jobs, Glassdoor
  • Make a profile – you can upload your CV and what you’re looking for to all job boards
  • Make it visible – making your CV visible to recruiters will expand your scope for potential job opportunities
  • Search the job boards – each job board has a search engine function where you can search by job type, location and salary
  • Stay up-to-date – if you’ve made a profile previously, make sure that your CV and preferences are up-to-date – an old CV will likely restrict you in your job search

Recruitment Agencies

  • Recruitment agencies are here to help! They have a lots of client contacts and vacancies that could help you to find your perfect role
  • Look for specialised agencies – lots of agencies specialise in different sectors or industries, so signing up to these will likely help you to narrow your search
  • At Thompson & Terry Recruitment, we specialise in Sales, Marketing, Administration and Office roles in Oxfordshire and nationally – if this is relevant to your job search, please do contact us

LinkedIn

  • Treat your LinkedIn page like a CV – include all of your relevant work experience, achievements, skills and education
  • Set your status to ‘open to opportunities’ – this will let recruiters and hiring managers know that you’re in the market for a new job
  • Update your bio – make it clear what industries/roles you’re interested in pursuing

Speculative Applications

  • Do some research – look for specific companies that you’d like to join, Glassdoor is a great resource for this as it shows detailed company reviews from real employees
  • Apply speculatively – look for the emails of hiring managers, either via careers web-pages or LinkedIn and send across a CV and covering letter speculatively – stating why you’d love to join their business and what job you’re looking for
  • Even if they don’t currently have any relevant jobs, speculative applications will reflect positively on you and they may consider you for future vacancies

Careers Fairs

  • Careers fairs are a great way to network with employers and hiring managers – they give you the opportunity to gain a detailed insight into jobs and companies from current employees