Job Centre Guide and Job Hunting Advice

Your independent guide to benefits and services, FREE CV advice and jobs searching.

We'll show you how and where to find the latest job vacancies listed online

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:

JobCentre Plus Guide

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.

Job Searching

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.

CV Tips and Preparation

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.

Interview Tips and Preparation

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.

Career Websites

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.

thumbnailWhat is the JobCentre Plus?
A layman's guide to the Job Centre Plus and it's services for job seekers and employers.
thumbnailWhat is Income Support?
Income Support is available to UK residents aged 16 to 59 who unable to seek full time work.
thumbnailWhat is Job Seekers Allowance?
Jobseeker's allowance is the benefit paid to unemployed people who are actively looking for work.
thumbnailWhat are Job Fairs?
Job Fairs provide a great opportunity to meet many local employers.
thumbnailJobCentre Plus Offices
Where to find your local JobCentre Plus offices.
thumbnailWhat is Pathways to Work?
Pathways to Work helps people with disabilities or health conditions that make it difficult for them to find work.
thumbnailDisability 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...