Are you looking for a new job or maybe thinking about a change?

Perhaps you’re looking for your first job, perhaps you’ve been made redundant after 20 years in the same role.

Do you know what you’re looking for? Do you know what you’re capable of?

You may know that you need to a new job, but do you know what type of job you want?

Some helpful advice and guidance could set you on the right path to the job that’s right for you, especially if you haven’t worked before or you’ve been in your last job for a long time. Thankfully, the National Careers Service can provide you with some free and impartial advice to help guide you. National Careers Service advisers can provide you with information, advice and guidance on skills, learning and work and are available 7 days a week by webchat, phone and email. In certain cases, you can even arrange a face to face chat with an adviser.

If you already know what type of job you want, there are plenty of resources available online that allow you to search for suitable vacancies. Two minutes with your favourite online search engine will give you plenty of options to try. Universal Jobmatch is a government run site that holds thousands of potential opportunities for Jobseekers or all ambitions, abilities and experiences. If you’re looking for a site specifically covering the Dorset area, then the Dorsetforyou website has a jobs page you might want to visit. You can also keep an eye on social media like Facebook and LinkedIn. Just remember, no one site will have every available job on record. You will need to try a few to ensure you’ve covered everything. And don’t forget, we may live in a world full of technology, but employers still advertise in local papers too. Your friends and family may also know about available opportunities so let them know you’re looking.

Universal Job Match
http://jobsearch.direct.gov.uk

Dorsetforyou
https://jobs.dorsetforyou.gov.uk

Looking for a job is a job in its own right. There’s an art to filling in Job applications and creating a CV. Before you do either it’s worthwhile looking for some useful help and advice online to help you. The following pages can help you shape your applications and CV to ensure that you stand out from the crowd and stand a better chance of netting your ideal job.

What to include in your CV
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job/cv-sections

CV Tips
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job/cv-tips

Covering Letters
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job/covering-letter

Interview Advice
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job/interview-advice

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