Jobcentre Guide and Job Hunting Advice

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

Tips to understanding the Jobcentre online

For information on how job centres and benefits are being affected by the current coronavirus crisis, please see Jobcentres and the Coronavirus.

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.

April 2020

We are greatly appreciative of all of the jobseekers like yourself who have chosen to come here for information and finding a new job over the years, and we hope we have been of help in the process. Our service relies on you, and in this difficult time we are grateful for every visitor and every click you make on every job posting. You keep this website alive! We thank you for your support, and wish you the best in your search.

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.

You can also find a list of Jobcentre Plus locations by clicking here.

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 a job, and where to look for vacancies not advertised online.

You can also quickly and easily search for jobs in your area by using the search bar at the top of every page. If you would like to get notifications when job listings matching your criteria come up in your area, you can also subscribe for email notifications.

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.

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