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.

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 work, 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.

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...
thumbnailHow 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...
thumbnailHelp 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.
thumbnailHelp 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.
thumbnailHelp 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.
thumbnailHelp with moving from benefits to work – Work Experience and Volunteering
Help with moving from benefits to work – Work Experience and Volunteering
thumbnailHelp 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...
thumbnailResources for Employers
If you are an employer seeking advice on finding the right employees, we can help! Please browse our articles below for tips on how to scout new talent.