Finding a job
Job vacancies can be advertised in a variety of ways - newspapers, signs in shop windows, job search websites, company websites, recruitment agencies and even through the grapevine.
- Set up an email account -Keep it professional, no silly names like ‘email@example.com’.
- Use alternative search terms -Broaden or target your search by altering your search term (e.g. “manager”, “sales manager”, “hotel manager”).
- Keep your CV up to date - Remember to tailor your CV or application form for specific job opportunities.
- Check for spelling mistakes - Don't rely on a spell-checker, they can be wrong sometimes.
- Understand the position - Even if you are applying online you can still contact the prospective employer by phone or email for further information or to clarify specific points.
The best way to find jobs now is to use job search websites.
Take a look at our list of useful job vacancy sites.
The Jobcentre Plus job search. Very easy to use. Good for practical jobs such as plumber, driver or cleaner.
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Training and Apprenticeship
In Scotland there are three different apprenticeship types:
- Foundation Apprenticeships
- Modern Apprenticeships
- Graduate Level Apprenticeships
Don't know which apprenticeship to apply for?
Apprenticeships.scot Scotland wide vacancies.
Myjobscotland Local authority apprenticeships.
My World of Work Guide to apprenticeships in Scotland. Use the ‘my career option’ to find the apprenticeship that’s right for you.
notgoingtouni.co.uk Lists vacancies. Includes an advice center, guides and articles
Glasgow Life Work Experience Opportunities Each year Glasgow Life provides numerous rewarding and supported opportunities for Internships, Work Placements and Modern Apprentices.