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Finding a New Job / Career

Finding a New Job or Career

Need help looking for a job, trying to get back into work? There are many ways you can look for a job or even change the direction of your career.

Whether you are unemployed and looking to get back to work or working out whether your current job has let you achieve the level of success you want should give you an idea of whether it's time for a change.

To find the job you want you also need to look at your skills and the type of job you want to do. You then need to plan how you will go about looking for it.

To help you find a job you can:

  • Search the internet
  • Local newspapers
  • Register with a local recruitment agency
  • Word of mouth
  • Approaching employers
  • Social networks.

Try setting aside some time in the morning or evening and have a good browse through job sites and newspapers to see whether there's anything that sparks your interest.

Jobcentre plus Job search database

Maybe you have reached a point in your working life when you need a new challenge. You might even be thinking about a completely new career direction.

Find out about the opportunities that are right for you

The National Careers Service - Search for courses and training online and get advice on qualifications and funding from the National Careers Service. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

A CV (curriculum vitae) is a short list of facts about you and your work history, skills and experience.

A good CV is essential when looking for work and it is worth spending time getting it right so it sells you to an employer.

How to write a CV

Growth industries and skills demands in your area

Find out which types of jobs are currently available in the North Lincolnshire and Humber region.

This could help you develop your skills and target your job applications to specific job roles, industrial sectors or particular places where there are opportunities.

To help you, the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across England to share details of the opportunities in their area.

Your areas LEPs are:

Humber Local Enterprise Partnership - The Humber is the largest trading estuary in the UK and the fourth largest in Europe. The development of the Humber as the ‘Energy Estuary’ creates a need for more highly-skilled people in a wide range of jobs connected to the renewable sector.

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership - With high quality farmland, Lincolnshire is one of the UK’s most important agricultural areas. It supports world-class businesses in the packaging, food processing, fertilisers, and agricultural machinery and distribution sectors.

The Gov.uk website has much useful information on finding work, benefits and employment.

Finding a Job

Need help finding a new job? Jobcentre Plus has one of the UK's largest databases of job vacancies, which is updated constantly. Search the database and find a job to suit you using the jobs and skills search.

Jobcentre plus Job search database

If you have an iPhone, you can download a free job search app and search for jobs on your phone.

The app allows you to search through all the jobs held by Jobcentre Plus. It also lets you add jobs to your favourites and email jobs to yourself to apply for later.

Apply for Grants and Bursaries - Adult learners can apply for grants and bursaries to help pay for courses and training. Usually, you don’t have to pay this money back.

Professional and Career Development Loans - Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work.

24+ Advanced Learning Loan - You can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs of a college or training course if you’re 24 or older.

Student finance, loans and universities – If you are already a student in higher education and are wondering how to pay for your education, you can see more information here.

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Last updated: 07/04/2016