Where to find a job

There are heaps of jobs around! Many can be found in the usual places (online job boards or contacting businesses directly), however many jobs are hidden. 

Where to find a job has a big bunch of ideas to help you find a job.

Finding a job can be tough, but knowing where to look is the first step. Check out our ideas on where you can start looking for your job. 

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There are many website resources available for finding a job or finding our more information about employment opportunities available to you. Have a look below for links to careers advice, apprenticeships and traineeships, further education options and employment agencies.

Careers Advice

Apprenticeships/Traineeships – General Information

Education/Training Options

Jobseeking and Government Employment Agencies

Private Employment Agencies

Apprenticeships and Traineeships – Specialist Agencies

We have put together a list of businesses that have information online about working with them.  

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There are many reasons why an employer finds the ‘in person’ approach an ideal start to ‘giving someone a go’. It shows enthusiasm, motivation, a willingness to work, saves the employer time and money (advertising/recruiting processes), it’s private and the employer is not inundated with applications from unsuitable people.

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If you are the sort of person that likes to learn by ‘doing’, a traineeship or apprenticeship may be an option for you, as you can gain a nationally recognised qualification while working. Apprentices and trainees can complete their training at training providers, while earning a wage.

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Work experience and Structured Work Placement are two great options for gaining important job skills, and gaining some experience in industries that interest you. Read on to find out more about these two exciting options.

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Cold calling means contacting companies directly to find a job. It can be scary at first, but most people react well and offer encouragement. If you are polite, very few people in business will bite your head off for trying!

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When you are looking for a job, cold calling can be a very effective method. See our script below for cold calling businesses.

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Let’s take a look at some recent BSSC students who took ‘cold calling’ to a whole new level & had some outstanding outcomes with regard to their own jobseeking endeavours

Read more: Cold Calling Successes from BSSC

Volunteering is a great way to help you find paid work. If your resume is looking a little short because you don't have much work experience, volunteering is an excellent way to learn new skills and gain genuine work experience at the same time.

Read more: Volunteering & Networking