Job Hunting Resources

On this page you will find links to useful sites:

On-line Training

Future Learn have two on-line courses that are free to attend and would help everyone looking for a job.

Skills health check

Government website with a set of skills and aptitude tests that produces a detailed personal report that suggests possible types of jobs and sectors to consider

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/skills-health-check/home

How to Succeed at: Writing Applications

This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/writing-applications

Latest course starts on 8 February 2016

How to Succeed at: Interviews

This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/interviews

Latest course starts on 29 February 2016

 

Company Research

Researching a company – Glassdoor

This site has reviews from people who work there about the pros and cons of working for the company, and also what type of application route led to an interview. More reviews of larger companies, but even some SMEs are covered.

Cambridgeshire-Insight-Logo News about the local economy

The site publishes monthly updates on what is happening in the local business community which can be useful for identifying targets for speculative applications.

Careers

Career planning – National Careers Service

The site includes a host of tools including profiles of jobs with entry requirements and a skills health check.

 

Careers for Graduates – Prospects

Overview of further study options, plus a description of what is involved in different jobs by sector.

Personal Development

If you are looking for someone to guide you personally, then www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk may be a useful resource to find a coach.

CVs

If you want a different looking CV (although normally a straightforward one will work best) you might try www.behance.net/search?search=Resume