Working 9 to 5

With the economy swiftly sailing southwards, recession seems to be the word on everybody’s lips. And it seems that in terms of spending, everybody’s tightening their belts (which means; no hiring and plenty of firing). So how do you go about getting a job when no-one really wants to give you one?

Or perhaps you’re just fed up of handing out CV after CV just to have a “No Vacancy” sign held up in your face. So how do you know where to look for vacancies?

It’s a simple fact that the internet is a tool designed solely to make life that little bit easier, so why shouldn’t it help in terms of boosting your career? Using the internet to look for jobs is both fast and effective (with none of the effort required when physically handing out your CV). But how do you know where to start?

  • There are a variety of Search Engines designed to filter through listed job vacancies and find jobs best suited to your individual skills and qualifications. For example, Fish4Jobs ( is a website which allows you to browse for available jobs, filtering out what is unsuitable and leaving you with anything that applies to your needs. In addition to this you are given the option to upload your CV (for employers to consider) as well as enter your postcode in order (to assure the jobs you are left with are in a suitable area).
  • If you have a particular job in mind (let’s say you quite fancy being a cashier at Tesco) you can visit the branches homepage and are able to select (under “about this website”) a tab called “careers”. This will then enable you to see if there are any vacancies in your area and give you information on how to apply.

Tip: When applying for a job on the internet, you are usually asked to attach a Covering Letter (a letter sent along with other documents to provide additional information) alongside your CV. If you need help writing a Covering Letter see: