There are a number of ways to find full-time jobs:
- JobOnline - information and vacancies within the UK
- International JobOnline - information and vacancies outside the UK
- Prospects - information on finding graduate jobs, postgraduate courses and careers advice.
- Inside Careers - provides official graduate career advice services via 18 professional bodies
- Fish4Jobs - general job search and recruitment site
- Monster - resources to create a CV, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and launch your career
- Top Jobs - search service for professional and graduate jobs
- All Jobs UK - online listing of UK based recruitment agencies
These publications give details of vacancies and graduate schemes within many larger graduate recruiters. Collect your free take away copy from the Careers Service.
Local, regional and national newspapers advertise jobs. These are often available in public libraries and many also have online vacancy sections. Web links to most newspapers can be found on The Paper Boy. The Careers Service has subscriptions to the Guardian and the Financial Times.
Journals, specialist publications and websites
To find details of jobs relating to specific job sectors, you can search relevant journals, specialist publications and websites. You can find journals and other publications in public libraries and in good newsagents. SOAS Careers Service subscribes to:
You can use the job profiles on the Prospects website to find specialist publications.
Professional bodies can be a very useful resource when job hunting. They often advertise jobs on their websites or in their newsletters. You can also contact them to find out if they can give you details of their members, who you can get in touch with to ask about jobs or work experience. You can identify professional bodies relating to your sector by searching online or by using the job profiles on the Prospects website.
Jobcentres advertise a variety of full-time jobs so visit your local branch for more information.
A list of recruitment agencies can be found in the Yellow Pages. The Careers Service also has a Recruitment Consultancies booklet that you can consult.
Examples of some larger agencies:
Fairs provide you with a great opportunity to talk directly to employers and find out more about their company and vacancies. See our 'Events' page for SOAS job fairs and The Careers Group website for their London Graduate Recruitment fairs. Details of other fairs can be found on the Prospects website.
See 'Making the most of fairs' for more information on how you can improve your chances of getting a job.