Using a range of tactics can increase your chances of finding work.
- Try different websites
As well as general jobsites like Indeed, check out more specialised websites for your type of work – search everyjobsite.co.uk for your sector
- Use agencies wisely
Instead of just uploading a CV to an agency’s website and hoping for the best, make contact with local branches and ask to speak with a consultant. Most agencies recruit for both temporary and permanent positions, so make it clear what type of work you’re looking for.
- Make direct contact
Use online directories like yell.com and thomsonlocal.com to find local businesses that you can ring up to ask if they have any vacancies.
- Use your network
Contact family, friends, former workmates etc. Let them know you’re looking for work, share ideas on how they found work and keep in regular touch with them.
- Try volunteering
This is a good way of keeping active, developing skills for your CV and making contacts for your network.