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Whether you’re looking for a temporary job while you study or the first step on the ladder to your career, finding a job that works for you can be a complex business. There's lots of avenues to explore when it comes to looking for a work so whether you feel more comfortable searching on line or you'd like to go and see someone in person, the following list should give you some tips on how to get started. And when you're ready to get applying, check out our useful tips on the application process.


Starting with an internet search is as good a place as ever. Many companies simply advertise their jobs on their own websites so if you know which company you would like to look for, get online and search their vacancy or jobs or vacancy sections. There are also a number of Job Search sites out there and you can register with them to be sent vacancies when they become available. Just some to try are:


Social Media

Social media isn’t about just about arranging your social life or tweeting about your lunch, social media can be a great way to find out about jobs or promote yourself online. Why not check out our social media section to find out ways in which your social network could get you hired. 


Recruitment Agencies

Many employers today use recruitment agencies to help them to find the right person for the job. So getting registered with an agency could be a good first move. Going for an interview with a recruitment agency is as important as going for an interview with an employer so make sure that you've done your homework and have prepared your CV and have prepared some interview answers.

Some agencies also specialise in particular sectors and jobs, you can search for local agencies on the Agency Central website.

Recruitment Sites

Here’s some well-known names for you to have a look at:

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Connexions Tyne and Wear

Our local Connexions Tyne and Wear have an email alert system for current vacancies and apprenticeships. You can check them out here. You can also follow them on facebook.

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A number of our local papers still advertise vacancies within their pages. These tend to be featured on a weekly basis on the following days:

Shields Gazette: Wednesday

Sunderland Echo: Wednesday

Evening Chronicle / Jobs North East: Thursday and Friday

The Journal: Friday

Sunday Sun: Sundays.

Job Centre Plus

Your local JobCentre Plus will have job information. Gateshead’s main JobCentre Plus office is based at Shildon House, High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AS but you can search for other local branches on their website.



Networking with people in your chosen career sector could prove invaluable to building up contacts and being in the right position to find out when new roles come up. The best starting point is to look out for existing networks – check out industry conferences and events, look for relevant groups on social media sites and make sure you get along to career’s fairs. Once you get out there, don’t forget to keep details of people that you’ve met that you want to stay in touch with.


Target employers

Remember many jobs aren't advertised. If there's companies that you would love to work for, why not approach them yourself with a speculative CV. Tailor to the company - send it to their HR department and follow it up with a phone call a few days later. This shows that you are proactive and you never know where it could lead. Want inspiration? Read this great article from the Prospects website.

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