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Top 5 tips on how to search for work!

Boost your chances of finding a new job with this month’s top tips.


Get networking. Lots of people find work through word of mouth rather than through job adverts. Speak to people you know and ask if the places they work have any opportunities.

You might consider taking on a work placement or applying for an apprenticeship to build up your experience and meet new contacts. If you make an impact with a placement, staff at the company will notice and this could lead to further opportunities, or great references for jobs elsewhere. (We can help source work placements and apprenticeships if you live in a Six Town Housing managed property – contact us for more information).

Attending job fairs and speaking to staff representing businesses on stalls could also provide you with a way to make an impression with a potential employer.


Attract employers. Post your CV online or pass it to a recruitment agency and you could save yourself a lot of time and effort hunting for jobs. This could attract the employers to you if you have the right skills. Recruitment agencies often refer back to CVs if relevant opportunities come up, so you might end up receiving a call about a dream position when you least expect it.


Target companies. Think about employers that look good to you and contact them directly to ask if there are any suitable upcoming vacancies, or to consider you if anything comes up. Some companies, particularly smaller ones, keep CVs “on file” like a recruitment agency would so they can contact people with the right skills if they have a vacancy later on.


Remain positive. Everyone gets a few knock backs every now and again, but what you must do is remain positive and not give up. The job for you is out there so keep looking. Consider sourcing a work placement or apprenticeship to build up your skills, experience and confidence, and to keep you active – we might be able to help you do this if you live in a property managed by Six Town Housing.


Find hidden vacancies. Vacancies can be filled before they are advertised. If you are employed already then look into the internal recruitment and try getting your foot in the door by work shadowing, volunteering and showing your interest in learning more about the role.

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