The Hidden Job Market

Where do you look for jobs?

Blog post by Gemma, Employment Officer at Southampton City Council

I’m guessing you’ve signed up to one or more of the job broker websites such as Indeed, CV Library or Monster.  These sites always have hundreds of local jobs in different sectors and it’s great to base some of your job search here as a quick overview.  You might also browse employers’ websites directly to see what vacancies they have advertised.

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Spotlight on Kickstart

Blog post by Gemma, Employment Officer at Southampton City Council

You may have heard about the Kickstart scheme in the news or from friends, family or your Work Coach.  The scheme is due to finish quite soon, but there’s still time to get a placement, and we wanted to give young people the heads up about what it is and how you can apply.

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Interview Tips and Tricks

Blog post by Gemma, Employment Officer at Southampton City Council

Following on from last month’s blog post about completing application forms, this month we will talk you through some tips and tricks of interview techniques. 

Going to an interview is often a bit scary, especially if you don’t have much experience of them.  The first thing to remember is that this is an opportunity that the employer is giving you to show what you can do, and how you can contribute towards the job and their organisation.  It’s also an opportunity for you to find out about how they work, and whether the role is the right one for you.

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How to complete an Application Form

Blog post by Gemma, Employment Officer at Southampton City Council

As Employment Officers, we’re used to supporting people with completing application forms for jobs.  In supporting young people on the Young Adult Employment Hub, it’s reminded us that being able to write a good application form is something that a lot of people find tricky, so we thought we’d write a blog post to give the main points of how to write an application to give you the best chance of getting an interview.

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Welcome to the Young Adults Employment Hub

Welcome to the Young Adults Employment Hub

Blog post by Gemma, Employment Officer at Southampton City Council

Our Young Adults Employment Hub has been running for nearly six months now, and we thought we would tell you a little bit more about the staff who work on the hub day to day, how we differ and what services we provide.

The hub is made up of professionals from three organisations: Southampton City Council, Southampton Jobcentre (JCP) and No Limits.

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