The absolute bare necessities Speed Job Search for Graduates
Advertised 1 The obvious ONE - Newspaper/journals /professional bodies – eg Guardian, CIPD, CIM, BPS, New Scientist (hoards of applicants) TWO – graduate specialist websites www.prospects.ac.uk www.milkround.com www.target.co.uk www.uclan.ac.uk/myfutures/ Other universities careers websites for their vacancies eg www.careers.lon.ac.uk AlsoInternational Jobs section THREE – check Facebook page of companies you would love to work for.
Advertised 2 Specialist recruitment agencies www.rec.uk.com Recruitment sites (often for recruitment agency vacancies) egwww.monster.co.uk Enternships – internships with start up companies http://www.enternships.com/en/site/about Specialist websites - examples http://www.charityjob.co.uk/ http://www.artshub.co.uk/ http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ www.bbc.co.uk/jobs And many more – check Prospects for the most relevant ones for your chosen sector. Also Twitter/Linked In etc.
The hidden vacancies DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING! Research SME companies -The Times Best SMEs. Speculative approaches – phone/email, set up meetings Chamber of Commerce members Companies advertising other vacancies in local press Contacts you have – keep them warm – buy them a coffee or doughnut - ask them to be your eyes and ears Find a mentor in the sector you want to target Offer to do something for free (work trial) or write an article or blog Get out and about – talk to people – be curious Set up several/multiple Google alerts