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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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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