A good starting point is My Career Enriched, your career hub. Here you can search for current vacancies, placements and other opportunities as well as sign up for alerts when new (relevant) vacancies are posted.
Want to work at the University of Cumbria? All jobs at the university are advertised at: https://jobs.cumbria.ac.uk/ and you can also register for vacancy alerts.
Job sites with links to local vacancies:
- Carlisle: www.cn-jobs.co.uk
- Lancaster: www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/jobs
- Ambleside: www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk
General (nationwide) online job boards:
- Total Jobs
- Guardian Jobs
- NHS Jobs
- TES (Times Education Supplement)
Note: For specific graduate jobs, see section below on ‘Finding graduate jobs’
What is the hidden job market?
Many employers, particularly smaller companies, prefer to recruit via word of mouth. It is estimated that at least 70% jobs are recruited via the hidden job market. Here are some useful articles on how to find opportunities within the hidden job market:
What is networking and how can I use it in my job search?
Networking is about sharing information and can be an effective way to get a job, find out more about a particular career and build up useful contacts. There is some good advice online about networking for job seeking purposes. Check these out:
- TargetJobs - Networking advice
- Networking advice from the National Careers Service
- Networking Checklist
Can I use social media in my job search?
Using social media as part of your job searching strategy can prove to be highly effective. The following articles explain why and provide useful tips. Don’t forget that employers will also use social media, particularly during the interview process to ‘check out’ their candidates, so make sure your online profile is professional, and that there are no discrepancies between your CV and what might appear online.