Welcome to our independent guide to JobCentre Plus services, online job searching, CV preparation and interview technique. It's our aim to provide you with all the information you'll need to help you find a rewarding job. We also have links to many job websites that list the most up-to-date vacancies.
Our guide is broken down in to the following sections:
In this section we will tell you about the services your local JobCentre Plus can provide and details of benefits you might be entitled to. Our guide aims to be simple and easy to understand.
There are many places to find job vacancies advertised. We show you how using a job search engine can save you hours searching online, how employment agencies can help you find work, and where to look for vacancies not advertised online.
When applying for jobs, you will often need to submit your CV / resume. In this part of our guide we give you tips and advice on how to prepare your CV and what you can do with it to help employers and recruiters find you. You can also find advice on sending cover letters.
Here we offer advice on how to best prepare and present yourself at a job interview. We cover everything from how to dress, how to handle tricky interview questions and how to handle salary negotiation.
Our guide to the many websites available to help you find work. We have divided the our guide in to separate sections for job websites, job search engines, and CV advice and preparation services. You are sure to find any additional information you need in the websites listed here.
|What is the JobCentre Plus?|
A layman's guide to the Job Centre Plus and it's services for job seekers and employers.
|What is Income Support?|
Income Support is available to UK residents aged 16 to 59 who unable to seek full time work.
|What is Job Seekers Allowance?|
Jobseeker's allowance is the benefit paid to unemployed people who are actively looking for work.
|What are Job Fairs?|
Job Fairs provide a great opportunity to meet many local employers.
|JobCentre Plus Offices|
Where to find your local JobCentre Plus offices.
|What is Pathways to Work?|
Pathways to Work helps people with disabilities or health conditions that make it difficult for them to find work.
|Disability Employment Advisors|
If you have a health condition or a disability that affects your ability to work, JobCentre Plus offers a service for disabled workers by putting them in touch with a Disability Employment Advisor (DEA). Whether you have just lost your job or ha...
|How to contact Jobcentre Plus|
JobCentreGuide is an independent guide to JobCentre Plus services and NOT in any way affiliated with JobCentre Plus or other government bodies. If you have any queries or want to ask a question or make an appointment, you will need to contact th...
|Help with moving from benefits to work – Getting Help|
Your Jobcentre Plus work coach can help you by giving advice on the support available when returning back to work.
|Help with moving from benefits to work – Starting Your Own Business|
Your Jobcentre Plus work coach at your local Jobcentre Plus can tell you about resources which can help you to start your own business.
|Help with moving from benefits to work – support when you start working|
When you go back to work, this does not mean that you have to give up all of your benefits. Some benefits may carry on and there may be others available to you once you have started working.
|Help with moving from benefits to work – Work Experience and Volunteering|
Help with moving from benefits to work – Work Experience and Volunteering
|Help with moving from benefits to work – Job Search Programmes|
Jobcentre Plus can provide support to help you prepare for, find, and stay in work. They can give you training, guidance and work placement programmes, and schemes such as work experience, volunteering and job trialling. They can also support yo...