Use this section to make more sense of application forms, CV writing, job hunting and interview skills. Find out how to market yourself and search for most types of jobs online.

 

Find details below on how to prepare yourself for job hunting

 

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Whatever your Degree you need an excellent CV to compete for your first job.

So make a start with a professional CV Builder or get Job Application advice from the Prospects Graduate service where you can also 'post' your CV.

Graduate vacancies from Prospects, Guardian Jobs, Milkround and Target Jobs.

Employment4students brings you the latest student jobs, part time jobs, temporary jobs, internships and graduate jobs.

The Times Top 100 Graduate employers are large companies with annual vacancies.

Prospects lists 250 'must view' key companies.

The Student Room's Jobs and Careers resources bring together the best of career advice alongside shared job experience and practical careers tips from members.

Don't forget that in the South West most recruitment (over 90 %) is to micro, small and medium sized employers. Find out more here about SME's in the South West.

Use this essential labour market information to find out what the future has to offer in 25 leading occupational sectors.

Every UK Higher Education institution offers careers advice to their undergraduates and recent graduates. Go to Prospects who offer e-guidance to any UK undergraduate.

Connexions no longer exists. Wiltshire, Somerset, Swindon, Bath, Bristol, Hampshire and Dorset each have different services that young people under 25 can access. Some, like Swindon, have none.

 

Helpful web links for young people searching for jobs are listed below:

 

Other good national jobsites include:

 

Specialist job areas may have their own jobsearch sites – it is worth researching your specialist area to find out more.

Examples of specialist job sites can include:

 

Local Governments also advertise their own jobs, including on sites such as:

Many specialise in certain jobs such as care work, secretarial, catering, commercial, industrial, driving, technical, financial and so on. Some agencies concentrate on temporary posts while others deal with permanent jobs too. Some do all the recruiting for companies - e.g. Reed recruit for Virgin Mobile.

Click here to find out more about recruitment agencies to help search for employment.

Click here to find out more about apprenticeships.

Click here to find out more about volunteering.

Find out more about vacancies for Wiltshire College students - speak to the careers advice team for more information.