10. How to look for work

10. How to look for work

Effective job seeking is often a question of using the right tools for the job. One of the most useful of these is undoubtedly the job search. However, whether you’re an experienced jobseeker or you’ve never used a job search before, making sure you’re using the search function as effectively as possible can be a challenge. Especially when you’re not aware of what all the options are. Have a look at our guides below on searching for jobs online:

We’ve also collated some other resources below:

You may also want to register with a recruitment agency such as Reed Specialist Recruitment. Some of the benefits of using a recruiter like Reed include:

  • We have specialist consultants across 20 industries, each of them experts in their field, meaning they can offer you the best advice on how to reach your chosen career.
  • Our network across the UK allows us to provide you with accurate market intelligence regarding salaries, the best jobs available locally in your chosen specialism, and expert advice on how to make you more attractive to your chosen company.
  • We have access to jobs you would not find elsewhere.
  • We manage the whole process and make sure it runs smoothly, including finding jobs that match your needs, advising you on your CV, co-ordinating interviews and providing with you with constructive feedback.
  • Our specialist market insight allows us to advise you on and negotiate job offers.
  • Save time and stress – we have access to thousands of clients across the country and can act fast to find your next career opportunity.

Let our industry experts find you your next position, find your nearest Reed Specialist Recruitment office.

The government has also introduced two new schemes to help people get back into work: the Kickstart scheme and JETS.

Kickstart scheme

The Kickstart scheme aims to tackle youth unemployment by subsidising new placements for 16-24 year olds. The placements must be for a minimum of 25 hours per week for 6 months, be paid at least the National Minimum Wage and not require extensive training prior to starting the job placement. The government will pay 100% of the minimum wage for 25 hours per week, plus associated employer national insurance and minimum pension contributions.

The scheme launched at the beginning of September. Businesses must offer at least 30 placements to be eligible for the scheme – they can partner with other businesses to get to the 30 placement level, so it is likely that the number of opportunities will grow after a relatively slow start as partnerships are established.

If you are a 16 to 24 year old and are interested in a kickstarter job, you can search for them on reed.co.uk.


Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS)

JETS is a new programme recently launched by the government, dedicated to supporting those left jobless due to Covid-19.

This programme will target those out of work for three months. It will ramp up support to ensure those who are put forward for the scheme have access to flexible, tailored support to quickly get back into employment. The new programme will see a number of providers offer a range of help, that includes providing specialist advice on how people can move into growing sectors, as well as CV and interview coaching.

To be eligible for the scheme, you must be claiming Universal Credit and/or New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance and have been unemployed for at least 13 weeks. You should then be referred automatically.

More information can be found here